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Lamotrigine

Popular Brands: : Lamictal, Lamotrigine, Lamictal Cd, Lamictal Xr, Lamictal Odt
Official FDA Reports193,259
Social Media Events9,995
Total Posts12,827
Avg. Review Score4.16/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Lamotrigine
Manufacturers
  • Glaxosmithkline Llc
  • Par Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Lamictal.

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Lamotrigine Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Lamotrigine

Throat Irritation

Tastes horrid, Gets stuck in throat , Like all AEDs, it makes you tired. generic as available and inexpensive, Normalizes mood and emotions, Side effects are minimum, Provides great ...


Source: Lamictal-Anti-Epilepsy-Medication-revi...

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Dysgeusia

Tastes horrid , Gets stuck in throat, Like all AEDs, it makes you tired. generic as available and inexpensive, Normalizes mood and emotions, Side effects are minimum, Provides great ...


Source: Lamictal-Anti-Epilepsy-Medication-revi...

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Fatigue

Tastes horrid, Gets stuck in throat, Like all AEDs, it makes you tired . generic as available and inexpensive, Normalizes mood and emotions, Side effects are minimum, Provides great ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vitamin d deficiency

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Posted By Carrie on August 3, 2018 @ 2:38 pm

I now must begin taking 50,000 units of Vit D twice weekly for one month to prep body for intravenous Reconoclast due to severe osteoporosis. Lamotrigine has helped me as a mood moderator drug, but now I also have osteoporosis diagnosed in my early 40's about 5 years after starting lamotrigine.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain upper, Flatulence, Bowel movement irregularity, Insomnia, Eructation, Muscle spasms, Back pain, Difficulty concentrating, Amnesia, Cognitive disorder

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Posted By Carla on July 6, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal distension

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Posted By Heather on May 29, 2017 @ 12:27 am

I look like I am 5 months pregnant. My son looks like he is pregnant too. Our stomachs are so bloated looking. The drugs really works but i don't think I can do this stomach thing anymore. My son is also losing coordination and feeling weak.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chest pain, Paranoia, Anger, Depression, Mood altered, Oedema, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: swollen lymph noids,chest pain, depressed,angry,paranoid,very moody - felt like I was going crazy It did stop my seizures immediately. BUT IT WAS DESTROYING MY LIFE!!!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Agitation, Irritability, Mood altered

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I have less episodes of agitation and irritability. My moods are much more even. I'm glad I have been prescribed this medication little to no side effects. I couldn't take l...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: It burns my stomach even after I take it after food

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Breast tenderness, Fatigue, Abnormal dreams, Insomnia, Oedema, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Large amount of weight gain in a small amount of time. Felt very tired. Messed up my blood sugar. Weird dreams. Trouble sleeping. Swollen limbs. Tender breasts (also went up a cup size)...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Fatigue

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... it sucks I have to be on it the rest of my life. It interferes with my sex drive, I'm always tired and now I've started having constant headaches. I'm not sure if the constant headache is due to the m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Amnesia, Disturbance in attention, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dizziness, short term memory loss, cognitive issues as in I have trouble connecting the dots when presented with a task, fatigue Lately my side effect symptoms have gotten muc...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None It saved my life.


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.