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Review: could Trileptal cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Trileptal, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Anxiety.

We study 11,133 people who have side effects while taking Trileptal from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 11,055 people reported to have side effects when taking Trileptal. Among them, 28 people (0.25%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.06% of all the 45,233 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Trileptal reports

Time on Trileptal when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Trileptal * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse89.29%10.71%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Trileptal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%8.33%66.67%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Trileptal ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (15 people, 53.57%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (14 people, 50.00%)
  3. Sleep disorder (13 people, 46.43%)
  4. Headache (12 people, 42.86%)
  5. Insomnia (7 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (19 people, 67.86%)
  2. Ambien (17 people, 60.71%)
  3. Topamax (17 people, 60.71%)
  4. Zyprexa (15 people, 53.57%)
  5. Risperdal (15 people, 53.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Concerned friend on Apr, 15, 2014:

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