Lamictal vs Diclofenac potassium - from FDA reports


This is a side effect comparison of Lamictal and Diclofenac potassium. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

110,075 people who take Lamictal and Diclofenac potassium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lamictal vs Diclofenac potassium drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Diclofenac Potassium (diclofenac potassium)
  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

Lamictal:
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Vomiting
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  10. Pain In Extremity
Diclofenac Potassium:
  1. Rash
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  4. Pyrexia (fever)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Depression
  10. Vomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

Lamictal:
  1. Chronic Kidney Disease
  2. Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
  3. Weight Decreased
  4. Heart Rate Increased
  5. Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  6. Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  7. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  8. Pain In Extremity
  9. Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  10. Decreased Appetite
Diclofenac Potassium:
  1. Rash
  2. Depression
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Anxiety
  5. Dizziness
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness)

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