Review: could Lamotrigine cause Weight gain?
We study 14,694 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 205 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Lamotrigine and have Weight gain >>>
Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,726 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,097 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 16, 2014: 14,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 205 people (1.40%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 526,643 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Lamotrigine when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||13.16%||5.26%||21.05%||18.42%||23.68%||15.79%||2.63% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||75.46%||24.54% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.20%||9.34%||18.68%||27.47%||26.37%||10.99%||4.95% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||69.57%||17.39%||13.04% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (47 people, 22.93%)
- Depression (24 people, 11.71%)
- Epilepsy (23 people, 11.22%)
- Convulsion (16 people, 7.80%)
- Schizophrenia (14 people, 6.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (49 people, 23.90%)
- Seroquel (33 people, 16.10%)
- Lithium carbonate (27 people, 13.17%)
- Zyprexa (25 people, 12.20%)
- Olanzapine (20 people, 9.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 months ago):
All of the symptoms I listed started after I began taking Ambien. I quit taking it after about 2 months. The symptoms have not gone away after 60 days.
From this study (7 months ago):
Increase in breast size since taking yaz.
From this study (8 months ago):
is it ok to take the supplements along with the prescription meds that i'm on for a period of 4 weeks?
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Lamotrigine, Weight gain
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Seizure disorder med problems
Velafaxine 150 mg. 1 per day.
In process of switching from Topiramate 50 mg. 1 pill in morning & one at night (going off of this because of kidney stones) Was on this medication approximately 10 years.
Lamotrigine 2 25mg pills in morning and 2 - 25 mg. pills at night.
On the 3rd day of ...
- Eczema and birth control-microgestin
I started getting eczema over the last year and recently decided it may be from the birth control as well, which I started taking @ 2 months before I got the eczema and skin started breaking out...weight gain, etc. I am on singulair, westcort cream, moisture/kenalog, exederm cream, cerevue wash, cet ...
- Crestor side effects
I'm a vegetarian all my life , very athletic, I work out a lot , I run. In the last year or two My cholesterol seems to go high, my primary Doctor knows that I go for the healthy stuff so he advice a couple of things. But unfortunately nothing woks so he put me on Crestor, it has been a really bad e ...
More reviews for: Lamotrigine, Weight gain
On eHealthMe, Lamotrigine (lamotrigine) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Lamotrigine is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Lamotrigine used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.