About this FactMed analysis covering adverse side effect reports of LAMICTAL patients who developed ACANTHOLYSIS.

FactMed provides MD-approved analysis to help both patients, researchers, and physicians accurately assess the risk profile for more than 20,000 different pharmaceutical products. The below report offers compiled information from Food & Drug Administration and FactMed user submissions. Between January 2004 and October 2012, 2 individuals taking LAMICTAL reported ACANTHOLYSIS to the FDA. A total of 31161 LAMICTAL drug adverse event reaction reports were made with the FDA during this time period. Often the FDA only receives reports of the most critical and severe cases; these numbers may therefore underrepresent the complication rate of the medication.

FDA Research Report

Introduction This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between LAMICTAL and ACANTHOLYSIS. In doing so, we compare LAMICTAL with other drugs that cause ACANTHOLYSIS, to help you evaluate whether or not LAMICTAL causes ACANTHOLYSIS. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of LAMICTAL, so you can see if ACANTHOLYSIS ranks among LAMICTAL's most well-known side effects.
Summary Statistics
Reports of LAMICTAL causing ACANTHOLYSIS: 2
Reports of any side effect of LAMICTAL : 31161
Percentage of LAMICTAL patients where ACANTHOLYSIS is a reported side effect: 0.0064%

FDA reports of any drug causing ACANTHOLYSIS : 33
Average percentage for all medicated patients where ACANTHOLYSIS is reported as a complication: 0.0002%

Physician opinion on LAMICTAL as adverse event culprit:

Overall opinion for all reports of this drug:
Most frequent diagnoses/indications for prescribing LAMICTAL:
BIPOLAR DISORDER ( 6701 patients )
EPILEPSY ( 4005 patients )
DRUG USE FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 2181 patients )
DEPRESSION ( 1034 patients )
CONVULSION ( 956 patients )
PRODUCT USED FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 710 patients )
BIPOLAR I DISORDER ( 249 patients )
AFFECTIVE DISORDER ( 225 patients )
BIPOLAR II DISORDER ( 204 patients )
PARTIAL SEIZURES ( 203 patients )
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER ( 178 patients )
ANXIETY ( 124 patients )
MOOD SWINGS ( 107 patients )
COMPLEX PARTIAL SEIZURES ( 80 patients )
MIGRAINE ( 60 patients )
MAJOR DEPRESSION ( 59 patients )
GRAND MAL CONVULSION ( 53 patients )
TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY ( 45 patients )
DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY ( 44 patients )
MOOD ALTERED ( 38 patients )
SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER ( 38 patients )
PAIN ( 37 patients )
SCHIZOPHRENIA ( 35 patients )
CONVULSION PROPHYLAXIS ( 30 patients )
HEADACHE ( 30 patients )
MIGRAINE PROPHYLAXIS ( 26 patients )
ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER ( 25 patients )
MENTAL DISORDER ( 24 patients )
MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY ( 23 patients )
PETIT MAL EPILEPSY ( 21 patients )
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER ( 21 patients )
PROPHYLAXIS ( 20 patients )
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ( 19 patients )
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER ( 19 patients )
TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA ( 18 patients )
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL ( 18 patients )
MANIA ( 17 patients )
PANIC ATTACK ( 17 patients )
INSOMNIA ( 16 patients )
STATUS EPILEPTICUS ( 16 patients )
ANTIDEPRESSANT THERAPY ( 16 patients )
FIBROMYALGIA ( 15 patients )
LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME ( 15 patients )
NEURALGIA ( 14 patients )
DEPRESSED MOOD ( 13 patients )
DRUG THERAPY ( 13 patients )
SIMPLE PARTIAL SEIZURES ( 13 patients )
AUTISM ( 11 patients )
PERSONALITY DISORDER ( 11 patients )
DRUG DISPENSING ERROR ( 11 patients )
CYCLOTHYMIC DISORDER ( 10 patients )
FOETAL EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY ( 10 patients )
PSYCHOTIC DISORDER ( 10 patients )
HEAD INJURY ( 10 patients )
NEUROPATHIC PAIN ( 9 patients )
SLEEP DISORDER ( 9 patients )
FRONTAL LOBE EPILEPSY ( 9 patients )
MUSCLE SPASMS ( 7 patients )
ANXIETY DISORDER ( 7 patients )
AGITATION ( 7 patients )
EPILEPTIC PSYCHOSIS ( 7 patients )
DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES ( 7 patients )
ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE ( 7 patients )
NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDER ( 6 patients )
DEMENTIA ( 6 patients )
ANGER ( 6 patients )
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME ( 6 patients )
POST-TRAUMATIC EPILEPSY ( 6 patients )
HYPOMANIA ( 6 patients )
AFFECT LABILITY ( 6 patients )
BIPOLAR DISORDER RELAPSE PROPHYLAXIS ( 5 patients )
PAIN MANAGEMENT ( 5 patients )
PANIC DISORDER ( 5 patients )
GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER ( 5 patients )
CEREBRAL PALSY ( 5 patients )
BACK PAIN ( 5 patients )
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ( 5 patients )
MEDICATION ERROR ( 5 patients )
INTRACRANIAL INJURY ( 5 patients )
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR ( 5 patients )
DYSTHYMIC DISORDER ( 5 patients )
PARTIAL SEIZURES WITH SECONDARY GENERALISATION ( 5 patients )
NEUROPATHY ( 5 patients )
IRRITABILITY ( 4 patients )
FUNGAL INFECTION ( 4 patients )
SCHIZOPHRENIA, PARANOID TYPE ( 4 patients )
CLUSTER HEADACHE ( 4 patients )
GENERALISED NON-CONVULSIVE EPILEPSY ( 4 patients )
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ( 3 patients )
DEMENTIA OF THE ALZHEIMER'S TYPE, UNCOMPLICATED ( 3 patients )
OSTEOPENIA ( 3 patients )
COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME ( 3 patients )
DYSKINESIA ( 3 patients )
JUVENILE MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY ( 3 patients )
UNEVALUABLE EVENT ( 3 patients )
SUICIDE ATTEMPT ( 3 patients )
PARAESTHESIA ( 3 patients )
IMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR ( 3 patients )
AMNESIA ( 3 patients )
TREMOR ( 3 patients )
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION ( 3 patients )
LIVER INJURY ( 3 patients )
ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM ABNORMAL ( 3 patients )
SECONDARY PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ( 3 patients )
ENCEPHALITIS ( 3 patients )
ANALGESIC THERAPY ( 2 patients )
INTERMITTENT EXPLOSIVE DISORDER ( 2 patients )
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER ( 2 patients )
POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA ( 2 patients )
MYOCLONUS ( 2 patients )
STRABISMUS ( 2 patients )
SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER BIPOLAR TYPE ( 2 patients )
DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOM ( 2 patients )
NERVE COMPRESSION ( 2 patients )
ADJUSTMENT DISORDER ( 2 patients )
DIABETIC NEUROPATHY ( 2 patients )
GLIOBLASTOMA ( 2 patients )
TARDIVE DYSKINESIA ( 2 patients )
EMOTIONAL DISORDER ( 2 patients )
HALLUCINATION ( 2 patients )
ENCEPHALOPATHY ( 2 patients )
TONIC CLONIC MOVEMENTS ( 2 patients )
DELUSION ( 2 patients )
INJURY ( 2 patients )
MATERNAL EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY ( 2 patients )
MUSCLE TWITCHING ( 2 patients )
HEPATITIS B ( 2 patients )
STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME ( 2 patients )
ANTICONVULSANT DRUG LEVEL ( 2 patients )
NECK PAIN ( 2 patients )
STRESS ( 2 patients )
COMPULSIONS ( 2 patients )
TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS ( 2 patients )
STURGE-WEBER SYNDROME ( 2 patients )
PANIC REACTION ( 2 patients )
SCIATICA ( 2 patients )
CONVULSION IN CHILDHOOD ( 2 patients )
IDIOPATHIC GENERALISED EPILEPSY ( 2 patients )
MIGRAINE WITH AURA ( 2 patients )
PARANOIA ( 2 patients )
VISION BLURRED ( 2 patients )
CEREBRAL DISORDER ( 2 patients )
DISTURBANCE IN ATTENTION ( 2 patients )
CRYING ( 2 patients )
IMPULSE-CONTROL DISORDER ( 2 patients )
AGGRESSION ( 2 patients )
MALIGNANT MELANOMA ( 2 patients )
INFANTILE SPASMS ( 2 patients )
AICARDI'S SYNDROME ( 2 patients )
MATERNAL CONDITION AFFECTING FOETUS ( 2 patients )
BINGE EATING ( 1 patients )
DELUSIONAL DISORDER, UNSPECIFIED TYPE ( 1 patients )
FACIAL PAIN ( 1 patients )
PHOSPHENES ( 1 patients )
SLEEP DISORDER THERAPY ( 1 patients )
CLONIC CONVULSION ( 1 patients )
DRUG INTERACTION ( 1 patients )
HEMICEPHALALGIA ( 1 patients )
MATERNAL EXPOSURE TIMING UNSPECIFIED ( 1 patients )
OFFICE VISIT ( 1 patients )
REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY ( 1 patients )
ANOREXIA NERVOSA ( 1 patients )
COGNITIVE DISORDER ( 1 patients )
DRUG THERAPY CHANGED ( 1 patients )
HERPES VIRUS INFECTION ( 1 patients )
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT ( 1 patients )
ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ( 1 patients )
TRICHOTILLOMANIA ( 1 patients )
FOETAL EXPOSURE TIMING UNSPECIFIED ( 1 patients )
HYPERLIPIDAEMIA ( 1 patients )
ACCIDENTAL DRUG INTAKE BY CHILD ( 1 patients )
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
STRESS SYMPTOMS ( 1 patients )
CONDUCT DISORDER ( 1 patients )
EATING DISORDER ( 1 patients )
HYPOAESTHESIA ( 1 patients )
MENTAL STATUS CHANGES ( 1 patients )
BRAIN STEM SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
ASPERGER'S DISORDER ( 1 patients )
ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY ( 1 patients )
HYPONATRAEMIA ( 1 patients )
SEBACEOUS NAEVUS ( 1 patients )
VERTIGO ( 1 patients )
ADVERSE DRUG REACTION ( 1 patients )
BURNING SENSATION ( 1 patients )
DISSOCIATIVE DISORDER ( 1 patients )
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS ( 1 patients )
PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOM ( 1 patients )
AURA ( 1 patients )
MIGRAINE WITHOUT AURA ( 1 patients )
SEIZURE LIKE PHENOMENA ( 1 patients )
VOMITING ( 1 patients )
DIVORCED ( 1 patients )
PSYCHOTHERAPY ( 1 patients )
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
PELVIC PAIN ( 1 patients )
SEROTONIN SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS ( 1 patients )
DRUG DEPENDENCE ( 1 patients )
HALLUCINATION, VISUAL ( 1 patients )
RADICULITIS CERVICAL ( 1 patients )
BENIGN INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION ( 1 patients )
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
OESOPHAGEAL DISORDER ( 1 patients )
REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER OF INFANCY OR EARLY CHILDHOOD ( 1 patients )
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK ( 1 patients )
FATIGUE ( 1 patients )
INTENTIONAL DRUG MISUSE ( 1 patients )
POISONING DELIBERATE ( 1 patients )
SPINAL LAMINECTOMY ( 1 patients )
Drugs with high FDA adverse event association with ACANTHOLYSIS:

AMBIEN (10 patients)
ABRAXANE (9 patients)
ACIPHEX (9 patients)
AMPICILLIN (9 patients)
ASPIRIN (9 patients)
ATIVAN (9 patients)
AVASTIN (9 patients)
CYMBALTA (9 patients)
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM (9 patients)
NORCO (9 patients)
RADIATION (9 patients)
VICODIN (9 patients)
XELODA (9 patients)
ZOLOFT (9 patients)
ZOMETA (9 patients)
ZOFRAN (8 patients)
ARANESP (7 patients)
CAPECITABINE (7 patients)
CEFTRIAXONE (7 patients)
CEPHALEXIN (7 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN (7 patients)
COLACE (7 patients)
DILAUDID (7 patients)
DOXIL (7 patients)
FEMARA (7 patients)
HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE AND ACETAMINOPHEN (7 patients)
KEFLEX (7 patients)
LASIX (7 patients)
LORAZEPAM (7 patients)
NAPROSYN (7 patients)
NEULASTA (7 patients)
NIACIN (7 patients)
PERCOCET (7 patients)
PROVIGIL (7 patients)
RITALIN (7 patients)
SYNTHROID (7 patients)
TAXOTERE (7 patients)
VANCOMYCIN (7 patients)
VANCOMYCIN HCL (7 patients)
DEXAMETHASONE (6 patients)
FENTANYL (6 patients)
CYCLOSPORINE (4 patients)
PLAVIX (4 patients)
RELAFEN (4 patients)
ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID SRT (3 patients)
ACYCLOVIR (3 patients)
AMITIZA (3 patients)
NABUMETONE (3 patients)
NEXIUM (3 patients)
NIFEDIPINE (3 patients)
XIFAXAN (3 patients)
ALDACTAZIDE (2 patients)
AMLOR (2 patients)
AZATHIOPRINE (2 patients)
CLINDAMYCIN (2 patients)
COZAAR (2 patients)
DEPAKENE (2 patients)
DEPAS (2 patients)
DIGOXIN (2 patients)
DIPYRIDAMOL (2 patients)
EMPYNASE (2 patients)
ENALAPRIL MALEATE (2 patients)
ETRETINATE (2 patients)
FRACTAL (2 patients)
FUCIDIN CREAM (2 patients)
FUROSEMIDE (2 patients)
GAMUNEX (2 patients)
GLUCOR (2 patients)
HALCION (2 patients)
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE (2 patients)
LAMICTAL (2 patients)
LAXOBERON (2 patients)
LEVEMIR (2 patients)
MAGLAX (2 patients)
METHYLPREDNISOLONE (2 patients)
MINOCYCLIN (2 patients)
MOPRAL (2 patients)
MORPHINE (2 patients)
NITROGLYCERIN (2 patients)
PREDNISOLONE (2 patients)
PREDNISONE (2 patients)
SECTRAL (2 patients)
STILNOX (2 patients)
THEOPHYLLINE (2 patients)
TOPICAL ANTISEPTICS (2 patients)
ACENOCOUMAROL (1 patients)
ACENOCOUMAROL (ACENOCOUMAROL) (1 patients)
ACTIFED (1 patients)
AMILORIDE (1 patients)
AMILORIDE (AMILORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE) (1 patients)
ARNESP (1 patients)
ATENOLOL (1 patients)
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM (1 patients)
BEMYLID (1 patients)
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIIONATE (1 patients)
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (1 patients)
CARBAMAZEPINE (1 patients)
CEFIXIME (1 patients)
CILAZAPRIL (1 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL (1 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN IV (1 patients)
CISPLATIN (1 patients)
COPEGUS (1 patients)
DEXAMETHASONE ACETATE (1 patients)
DOXIUM (CALCIUM DOBESILATE) (1 patients)
ETHYOL (1 patients)
ETOPOSIDE (1 patients)
FENTANYL-100 (1 patients)
FILGRASTIM (FILGRASTIM) (1 patients)
FINASTERIDE (1 patients)
GEMZAR (1 patients)
GLIBENCLAMIDE (1 patients)
GLIMEPIRIDE (1 patients)
HEMERAN GEL (HEPARINOID) (1 patients)
HUMAN INSULIN (1 patients)
INSULIN ACTRAPID HUMAN (1 patients)
INTRON A (1 patients)
IRINOTECAN HCL (1 patients)
L-THYROXIN (1 patients)
LACIDIPINE (1 patients)
LACIDIPINE (LACIDIPINE) (1 patients)
MAGNESIUM OXIDE (MAGNESIUM OXIDE) (1 patients)
METHOTREXATE (1 patients)
MS CONTIN (1 patients)
OXYCODONE HCL (1 patients)
PEG-INTRON (1 patients)
PHENYTOIN (1 patients)
PRAVASTATIN (1 patients)
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM (1 patients)
PREDNISONE TAB (1 patients)
RADIATION THERAPY (1 patients)
REBETOL (1 patients)
RIBAVIRIN (1 patients)
TAREG (1 patients)
TOPICAL MEDICATIONS (FOR PSORIASIS) (1 patients)
ZETIA (1 patients)
Most common side effects for patients taking LAMICTAL:
RASH (4338 patients)
CONVULSION (2451 patients)
PYREXIA (2036 patients)
NAUSEA (1585 patients)
DIZZINESS (1533 patients)
DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY (1467 patients)
DRUG INEFFECTIVE (1464 patients)
HEADACHE (1444 patients)
DEPRESSION (1334 patients)
STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME (1317 patients)
INSOMNIA (1271 patients)
FATIGUE (1228 patients)
PRURITUS (1201 patients)
ANXIETY (1144 patients)
VOMITING (1085 patients)
DRUG INTERACTION (983 patients)
SOMNOLENCE (946 patients)
TREMOR (917 patients)
WEIGHT INCREASED (845 patients)
PAIN (815 patients)
ERYTHEMA (814 patients)
SUICIDAL IDEATION (750 patients)
MALAISE (741 patients)
FALL (724 patients)
DYSPNOEA (708 patients)
ASTHENIA (674 patients)
OVERDOSE (658 patients)
FEELING ABNORMAL (646 patients)
LYMPHADENOPATHY (639 patients)
DIARRHOEA (624 patients)
CONFUSIONAL STATE (622 patients)
AGITATION (618 patients)
VISION BLURRED (588 patients)
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED (559 patients)
ARTHRALGIA (547 patients)
SUICIDE ATTEMPT (547 patients)
AMNESIA (534 patients)
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT (533 patients)
RASH GENERALISED (514 patients)
ALOPECIA (509 patients)
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED (504 patients)
WEIGHT DECREASED (499 patients)
MANIA (498 patients)
OEDEMA PERIPHERAL (489 patients)
GRAND MAL CONVULSION (485 patients)
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (473 patients)
EPILEPSY (467 patients)
GAIT DISTURBANCE (466 patients)
DRUG ERUPTION (465 patients)
AGGRESSION (462 patients)
DRUG RASH WITH EOSINOPHILIA AND SYSTEMIC SYMPTOMS (448 patients)
IRRITABILITY (444 patients)
CONDITION AGGRAVATED (439 patients)
DIABETES MELLITUS (428 patients)
DISTURBANCE IN ATTENTION (424 patients)
URTICARIA (423 patients)
BACK PAIN (415 patients)
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN INCREASED (414 patients)
DYSPHAGIA (408 patients)
CHEST PAIN (407 patients)
PAIN IN EXTREMITY (405 patients)
BLISTER (401 patients)
MYALGIA (399 patients)
HYPERSENSITIVITY (394 patients)
BALANCE DISORDER (392 patients)
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR (372 patients)
TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS (372 patients)
PARAESTHESIA (358 patients)
HYPERTENSION (354 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN (352 patients)
CONSTIPATION (352 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER (342 patients)
HYPERHIDROSIS (336 patients)
PNEUMONIA (330 patients)
HEPATIC ENZYME INCREASED (329 patients)
TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS (327 patients)
MUSCLE SPASMS (322 patients)
DIPLOPIA (320 patients)
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT DECREASED (315 patients)
HYPOAESTHESIA (310 patients)
SKIN EXFOLIATION (309 patients)
RASH MACULO-PAPULAR (306 patients)
RASH ERYTHEMATOUS (305 patients)
DECREASED APPETITE (303 patients)
SKIN DISORDER (303 patients)
CRYING (302 patients)
ANGER (299 patients)
DISORIENTATION (298 patients)
ANAEMIA (296 patients)
HALLUCINATION (293 patients)
COUGH (293 patients)
DYSKINESIA (285 patients)
MOUTH ULCERATION (284 patients)
DRY MOUTH (278 patients)
THROMBOCYTOPENIA (278 patients)
HEPATIC FUNCTION ABNORMAL (274 patients)
SPEECH DISORDER (274 patients)
DRUG DOSE OMISSION (273 patients)
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT INCREASED (272 patients)
ABORTION SPONTANEOUS (271 patients)
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (270 patients)
BLOOD LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE INCREASED (269 patients)
DEATH (267 patients)
GAMMA-GLUTAMYLTRANSFERASE INCREASED (265 patients)
BIPOLAR DISORDER (262 patients)
RASH PRURITIC (261 patients)
CHILLS (260 patients)
DEHYDRATION (260 patients)
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS (257 patients)
HYPOTENSION (257 patients)
COORDINATION ABNORMAL (254 patients)
SWELLING FACE (253 patients)
CONTUSION (246 patients)
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL (244 patients)
PRODUCT QUALITY ISSUE (243 patients)
PSYCHOTIC DISORDER (242 patients)
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER (242 patients)
OFF LABEL USE (241 patients)
PALPITATIONS (239 patients)
MIGRAINE (232 patients)
OROPHARYNGEAL PAIN (232 patients)
DEPRESSED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS (230 patients)
SLEEP DISORDER (228 patients)
DYSARTHRIA (227 patients)
MOOD SWINGS (227 patients)
ADVERSE EVENT (227 patients)
STOMATITIS (227 patients)
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT COMPLAINT (226 patients)
LIVER DISORDER (222 patients)
TREATMENT NONCOMPLIANCE (218 patients)
DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY (217 patients)
COMA (217 patients)
INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS (215 patients)
RASH MACULAR (215 patients)
RENAL FAILURE (215 patients)
PANIC ATTACK (213 patients)
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED (213 patients)
LEUKOPENIA (212 patients)
STATUS EPILEPTICUS (211 patients)
GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (210 patients)
TACHYCARDIA (210 patients)
INJURY (208 patients)
BLOOD ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE INCREASED (208 patients)
LETHARGY (202 patients)
PANCREATITIS (202 patients)
BLOOD CREATINE PHOSPHOKINASE INCREASED (201 patients)
MENTAL DISORDER (201 patients)
ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME (199 patients)
NERVOUSNESS (198 patients)
PLATELET COUNT DECREASED (198 patients)
SYNCOPE (197 patients)
STRESS (194 patients)
COGNITIVE DISORDER (194 patients)
DRUG WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (193 patients)
DYSGEUSIA (193 patients)
INCORRECT DOSE ADMINISTERED (192 patients)
FACE OEDEMA (190 patients)
MEDICATION ERROR (189 patients)
BLOOD GLUCOSE INCREASED (188 patients)
OEDEMA (188 patients)
PREGNANCY (186 patients)
APHASIA (186 patients)
TARDIVE DYSKINESIA (186 patients)
COMPLETED SUICIDE (185 patients)
ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (184 patients)
CONJUNCTIVITIS (181 patients)
SKIN LESION (181 patients)
PULMONARY EMBOLISM (179 patients)
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED (177 patients)
INTENTIONAL OVERDOSE (177 patients)
DRUG TOXICITY (177 patients)
GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION (176 patients)
DRUG ADMINISTRATION ERROR (175 patients)
BURNING SENSATION (175 patients)
SWELLING (174 patients)
VERTIGO (174 patients)
MUSCLE TWITCHING (174 patients)
NIGHTMARE (173 patients)
DEPRESSED MOOD (173 patients)
HEART RATE INCREASED (173 patients)
SEDATION (173 patients)
SKIN DISCOLOURATION (172 patients)
VISUAL ACUITY REDUCED (171 patients)
RESTLESSNESS (171 patients)
ABNORMAL DREAMS (170 patients)
ANOREXIA (170 patients)
THINKING ABNORMAL (170 patients)
TOXIC SKIN ERUPTION (169 patients)
RESPIRATORY FAILURE (169 patients)
RASH PAPULAR (168 patients)
PREMATURE BABY (168 patients)
THERAPEUTIC RESPONSE UNEXPECTED (166 patients)
SWOLLEN TONGUE (166 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED (166 patients)
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (164 patients)
MATERNAL EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY (163 patients)
PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION ISSUE (162 patients)
WRONG TECHNIQUE IN DRUG USAGE PROCESS (159 patients)
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (157 patients)
PETIT MAL EPILEPSY (157 patients)
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE (155 patients)
OCULAR HYPERAEMIA (154 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT (153 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL STIFFNESS (153 patients)
MENTAL IMPAIRMENT (152 patients)
NECK PAIN (151 patients)
HYPONATRAEMIA (151 patients)
GENERALISED ERYTHEMA (150 patients)
JAUNDICE (150 patients)
LIVER FUNCTION TEST ABNORMAL (148 patients)

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QUESTION
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QUESTION
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QUESTION
ACCOMMODATION DISORDER
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QUESTION
APATHY
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CONCERN
VASCULITIS
I recently stopped taking lamictal and had been on it for several years. I suffered from severe vasculitis for almost one year. I was extremely frustrated, as my dermatologist could not determine was caused or triggered it. He insisted that it could only be a new medication or diet change and ruled out stress. To date, I have not had a flare up and am so thankful that I found this article. 2015-04-04 05:43:12
QUESTION
DROOLING
I've been taking Lamictal for 6 months/ 300 mg a day .for Complex seizures . Before I used to only have uncontrolled movement of the mounth , now instead of that I drool...it happens once a month that i get a seizure but I dont understand the drooling. Any idea if it can be a side effect? 2015-04-10 06:43:28
QUESTION
ALBUMIN URINE PRESENT
I've been on Lamictal/Lamotrigine in varying dosages for almost ten years now for a seizure disorder. I have not been fortunate enough to have experienced the weight loss that others report to have, but instead have seen weight GAIN. I also deal with constant fatigue during the day, but insomnia at night/in the early morning. Recently, I was diagnosed with proteinuria and was told that it is due to my borderline diabetic status, a familial trait. I have since read posts that albuminemia is also caused by Lamictal. Does anyone know if Lamctal also causes insulin resistance? It would be nice to know this so that I have the basis on which to suggest a different medication as my body is requiring less and less to be effective. 2015-04-22 08:01:05
QUESTION
REPETITIVE SPEECH
I have experienced a few sided effects wince starting lamictal that i kind of expected and some I did not at all. The two that scare me the most are the somewhat violent tics and tremors as well as repetitive speech, neither of which I have ever had any issue with before and they get worse each time my dose is increased. I should add I do have an undiagnosed seizure disorder but was prescribed this medication for bipolar. I honestly feel like it is making my seizures worse as well as some of my other symptoms. My OCD, and anxiety are going crazy. has anyone else ever experienced any of this. The repetitive speech is what I am most concerned with 2015-04-23 22:09:13
CONCERN
HICCUPS
My son has had success getting rid of lamictal hiccups (he used to have hours of hiccups) with 1 tblsp apple cider vinegar in a 1/2 cup cold water. Add a touch of maple syrup to take the edge off. Only a touch, too much sugar is counterproductive. Also, he feels he has a better quality of life by cutting out inflammatory foods. So no sugary foods, no alcohol, no caffeine including no chocolate and lots of protein, greens and veggies. Sounds dull, but he doesn't care; he feels he has reduced the feeling of auras and frequency of seizing for him and has helped the lamictal work better. He says it's worth the trade-off. He actually can finally concentrate and remember things better. In watching his diet, I observed it's a balancing act of acidic vs alkaline food which takes some work. But he is happier because of it. If is never perfect, but a lot more good days than before. And talk about self control... my son is a teenager. I hope that is inspiring!!! 2015-04-26 21:08:45
CONCERN
MENISCUS LESION
Week before Christmas I went tobogganing with sons, upon getting up from ground my right knee locked up and when I rolled to the left it popped! Long story short...lateral meniscus tear requiring surgery two days later. I am at 4 months recovery but knee still aching and other peculiar side effects are now all becoming more apparent that I need to get off Lamictal. Left foot nerve issues, left hand finger numbness issues, joint pain, and minor issues all verified by manufacturer website. Not able to prove meniscus tear is due to Lamictal use but need to share story because my gut feeling is it could be related!! 2015-04-28 05:22:07
CONCERN
PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA
I have low B12 its 131, and I've been taking Lamictal for 10+ years, I feel tired all the day and I need to sleep few times a day, I wonder does Lamictal causes pernicious anemia??? 2015-04-30 18:22:50
QUESTION
BREAST CANCER FEMALE
I have been on lamictol about four years, my male privates seem to be getting smaller, my breast are getting bigger, my doc say,s its my age, I have little moles over parts of my body, one itchy on my cheek, one on my left breast, some behind my knee, my doc says it can't be lamictol cause no one else has said anything, am I nuts? Dan 2015-05-29 16:17:54
CONCERN
CLAUSTROPHOBIA
I was on 100-150 lamictal / lamotrigine for 2+ yrs. I went 3 months off drug-free, (to break a cycle of recurring hypo-manias). As I am slowly reintroducing my meds, my ramp-up lamical dose (25mg) has arrived with dreams of claustrophobia (caves, closets, coffins), and anxiety if my arms are under the blanket while sleeping. I expect these symptoms to ease, but its creepy! 2015-06-03 00:40:39
CONCERN
POISONING DELIBERATE
My Daughter was put on Lamictal / lamotrigine she took it for 8 weeks. There have been major changes : Confusion, weight loss dramatically, sunken pallor skin , constipation , stiff limbs, fatigue, pains in ankles and wrists, urination is difficult and retains urine , night sweats in bed . She now has progession DEMENTIA i believe caused by this very Dangerous drug 2015-07-03 05:20:41
QUESTION
OPTIC NERVE INJURY
A couple of weeks after slowly getting on a full dosage of lamictal (300 mg) for my generalized seizure disorder my vision started getting blurry. It eventionally got so bad I couldn't drive anymore or work anymore. Then I couldn't work anymore. When it first started I went to doctors to get switched off the medication, but doctors said it wasn't a side effect of the drug. Eye doctors didn't see anything structurally wrong except my field vision test wasnt good. I kept having doctors referring me to psychologists without doing further testing. Finally I went to a neurologist that gave in to us and switched me off of lamictal. My vision got a little better before it plateaued and is still a year later a lot worse than it was before. I finally went to a specialist that would listen and not call me crazy and did more testing and found out that both my retina and optic nerve are damaged. Finally a year later doctors are now able to see the damage to my optic nerve that they weren't able to when this first happened. Has anyone heard of lamictal doing anything like this? No doctor thinks it did. They think the timing was just coincidental. But I am here a year later only being able to read inches away from my computer screen and hardly able to make out faces, and I'm told that's never going to change and nobody can figure out what's wrong or why my optic nerve is damged along with the light not getting through my retina properly and it all happened to start at the same time I got on the full dosage of lamictal. 2015-07-17 08:05:29
QUESTION
TUNNEL VISION
I can appreciate the optical nerve injury question. I am a parent of a 10 year old girl who has recently switching over from Keppra to Lamicatal I am not sure which one is the issue but shortly after taking the lamicatal she was complaining about blurred vision she is on her fifth week of the switch and she has gotten severe tunnel vision we also are seeing optical nerve doctors who are reporting the same to us no problems that they can see and also saying its not the meds but after reading this post along with other that I have seen I believe there needs to be a further study study on the side effects I am screaming for the neurologist to see her again soon as I want her off both meds and try something new I cant sit by trustingly while my daughters going blind I only hope that we caught it soon enough and I pray her vision restores I only hope others find these post they are helpful. 2015-07-30 13:32:52
QUESTION
OEDEMA
I started lamictal 1/2 tab (12.5 mg on 8/10/2015 for anxiety and depression. On 8/16/2015 I increased to 25 mg and on 8/22/2015 My hands and face were swollen (EDEMA). So I am stopping lamictal as of 8/23/2015. After a total of 12 days. I have gotten edema from many antidepressants and so far I feel no benefit and it is not worth the risks of getting full body edema which is what happens every time I take meds for psyche treatment 2015-08-22 18:16:11
QUESTION
PRE-ECLAMPSIA
34 yrs old epileptic managed to have her first baby while on Lamotrigine 50mg bid. She had toxemia on 7th month and lost her baby post cesarean. Is it related to the drug? 2015-08-24 19:02:48
QUESTION
SYSTEMIC CANDIDA
Could Lamictal effect my Candida? 2015-08-25 23:56:19
QUESTION
AUTOIMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIA
I've been on Lamictal/Lamotrigin for over ten years. I take it for bipolar disorder. Frankly it is and was the only medication that worked for me. 3 years ago, I experienced my first PE was treated for a year with warfarin and had no further problem. I had spine surgery on Aug 3 of this year. Doctors took precautions and administered blood thinners while I was hospitalized. My surgery seemed to be healing well. I started to feel really good when I suddenly became faint and couldn't catch my breath. I was taken to the ER and was diagnosed with bilateral pes' and a clot in my left leg. A lupus marker has shown up in my blood work. The plan is to have more blood work done in seven weeks and see the Oncologist the week after to see in fact that I have lupus. Could it really be from the Lamotrigin and what would I have to do to find out? Wean off of it? Would it be reversible? So many questions. It also appears that I'll be on Warfarin the rest of my life. 2015-09-07 16:15:30
QUESTION
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
I AM ON LAMICTAL 25MG I TAKE IT 1XPER DAY,O HAVE JUST BERN DIAG WITH A FIB AN ON BLOOD THINNERXARELTO20MG AN FLECAINISE100MG 2XPER DAY AN SYNTHROID 2.5MG I AM VERY ANXIOUS ON THIS LAMICTAL, AN TAKES FOREVER TO GET THINGS DONE, I BEEN ON IT 2 YRS AN GAINED 50LBS CAN THIS LAMICTAL BE INTERACTING, WITH THESE OTHER MEDS,,I AM VERY NERVOUS, AN I DO TAKE KLONIPIN 1MG 3X PER DAY,,BUT THIS LAMICTAL IS MAKING ME NERVOUS, WIYH RACING THOUGHTS, 2015-09-27 01:05:09
QUESTION
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Can lamical interact wirh a fib .i am tired on this lamictal an on bloodthiners, 2015-10-20 18:37:20
CONCERN
BLOOD MERCURY ABNORMAL
I was taking Lamictal for 8 weeks for my onset auras and migraines. I started taking it in Jan/Feb of this year; come March I had a severe allergic reaction, better known as Steven Johnson Syndrome. Mine reaction was caught very quickly so luckily no burn unit was necessary, however my doctor told me if I would have taken one more pill that morning I was rushed to the ER then I would have been in the burn unit that day. It was a long, slow and painful recovery but I managed and have made a full recovery. I highly recommend anyone about to take it or who have just started taking this medication and are already seeing complications to get off of this drug. It is a very dangerous drug and can cause some serious, life altering problems. I am sharing this not to scare anyone but to inform everyone who reads this. Lamictal, is no joke and has a black box warning. I do NOT recommend anyone to google search this reaction because it isn't for the faint of heart. Good luck to anyone taking it and I hope what happened to me, a 27 year old woman, who has never had an allergic reaction in her life, doesn't happen to you! If you haven't seen any issues but only praises from this drug, then AWESOME and congrats!!! So happy for you, but I am a weary one now when taking ANY drug! 2015-10-22 16:57:42
QUESTION
BREAST DISCHARGE
Does taking lamoctil cause breast discharge? 2015-10-31 07:36:09
QUESTION
EMPHYSEMA
I have emphysema. I have been a smoker for 45+ years. I was diagnosed with Bipolar I in 2007 and have been taking two 200 mg of Lamictal. I've been concerned that Lamictal makes my breathing worse so I decreased my dose to 1 1/2 tablets and then to only 1 tablet (200mg). I've been trying to quit smoking and feel very guilty and discouraged because I haven't been successful and almost think I don't care. So I'm thinking that decreasing my dose has created this negative thinking. I'm having problems with my son about this and I haven't seen him in 5 months nor have I seen my granddaughter. It seems like I just don't care anymore. I can't really say my breathing is better but at times it seems so. I'm thinking there isn't a definite pattern of breathing when you have about emphysema so it's be hard to tell if it's the Lamictal. I'm reluctant to increase my dose again. Quitting smoking would probably be the decisive factor for this dilemma but I'm still smoking. Any insight on this? 2015-11-01 13:52:10
QUESTION
EMPHYSEMA
I have emphysema. I have been a smoker for 45+ years. I was diagnosed with Bipolar I in 2007 and have been taking two 200 mg of Lamictal. I've been concerned that Lamictal makes my breathing worse so I decreased my dose to 1 1/2 tablets and then to only 1 tablet (200mg). I've been trying to quit smoking and feel very guilty and discouraged because I haven't been successful and almost think I don't care. So I'm thinking that decreasing my dose has created this negative thinking. I'm having problems with my son about this and I haven't seen him in 5 months nor have I seen my granddaughter. It seems like I just don't care anymore. I can't really say my breathing is better but at times it seems so. I'm thinking there isn't a definite pattern of breathing when you have about emphysema so it's be hard to tell if it's the Lamictal. I'm reluctant to increase my dose again. Quitting smoking would probably be the decisive factor for this dilemma but I'm still smoking. Any insight on this? kathleen.frandsen @yahoo.com 2015-11-01 13:53:43
QUESTION
FEELING OF BODY TEMPERATURE CHANGE
I am constantly having fast paced body temp changes. I am done with menopause and know these are not hot flashes. Does anyone experience this? This is referring to Lamictal. 2015-11-01 21:41:45
QUESTION
ASTIGMATISM
My doctor switched me from Topamax to Lamictal so that I could try to get pregnant. I have epilepsy. He felt it was safer to be on Lamictal during pregnancy. Once I got to the highest dose of Lamictal I started experiencing double & blurred vision. I contacted my doctor and he told me to stop taking the Lamictal and start back on a low dose of Topamax, so I did. I figured my vision would get better but it only got worse. So much so that I had to go see the eye doctor and I found out I had an astigmatism in both eyes. This wouldn't be so bad but I had Lasik surgery in 2006 six and was having NO vision issues up until I started taking Lamictal. I need advice on what to do from someone who may have experienced something similar with this medication or from a doctor or may know something. Does anyone know if this will reverse? Please help. Thank you. 2015-11-11 12:51:44
QUESTION
SHOCK
I feel electric shock sensations thru my body . Hoe can I get rid of them 2015-11-16 05:50:55
QUESTION
ABSCESS ORAL
Je suis sous lamictal100 depuis 15 ans depuis quelques annes j ai des abcès anal répétition ,si une personne a deja eu se problème récurent quel qu un peu il me renseigner mersi d avance 2015-11-26 04:10:12
QUESTION
POSTNASAL DRIP
I am currently tapering of off Lamictal . Down to .25mgs. will finish out the week and then either stop outright or take .12.5 for a week . About 3 months in on a dose of 150mgs I started to get unabated post nasal drip . drove me nuts and since i did not feel like the med was doing anything figured I would stop . Never had a drip like this and everyone says it causes sinus problems . Just a down right evil drug and the shrinks Never tell you about any of the negative efxs. Good riddance !!! 2015-11-28 13:37:41
QUESTION
HALLUCINATION, OLFACTORY
At 250 mg Lamictal I started having olfactory hallucinations. Doctor thought it might be something to do with my epileptic seizures. He raised the dosage to 300 mg and the hallucinations became stronger and more frequent. I smell cigarette smoke in places where it is impossible. Now back at 225 and the hallucinations have stopped. Is the Lamictal responsible for this? My other meds haven't changed nor have my medical conditions. 2015-12-04 00:12:58
QUESTION
HERPES SIMPLEX
I have herpes simples 1. I am just starting at .25 mg. Does this drug make the episode more frequent ? 2015-12-10 12:05:57
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
Lamictal and mersyndol 2015-12-31 11:48:49
QUESTION
CRYING
Been on Lamictal 2 months 50mgs I do have menopause depression and anxiety severe..I want to come off this drug..how should I go about this..my physiatrist told me just to come off of it..I went down to 25mgs and cried and felt bad all day so I went back to 50mgs which I'm having a hard time breathing..please help 2016-01-02 23:30:37
QUESTION
CRYING
Been on Lamictal 2 months 50mgs I do have menopause depression and anxiety severe..I want to come off this drug..how should I go about this..my physiatrist told me just to come off of it..I went down to 25mgs and cried and felt bad all day so I went back to 50mgs which I'm having a hard time breathing..please help 2016-01-02 23:33:02
CONCERN
HYPERSEXUALITY
I TOOK ,YSELF OFF LAMICTAL AFTER REACTION TO ARTHRITIS DRUG I HAD TO DATE BREAST DICCHARGE 42 DAYS OF APERIOD IN 50 DAYS EXCESSIVE VAGINAL CONJESTION COLD HANDS FEET AND EXCESSIVE PERIODS ALL DURRING AND AFTER LAMICTAL FOR 19 MONTHS IT HAS RUINED MY LIFE FOR SHURE iT DOES AND HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED TOI INCREATE EXCESSIVE ESTROGINE PRODUCTION AND CAUSED AT LEAST 5 DOCUMENTED PREGNANCIES BY OVER RIDDING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. iT COASE WHAT IS A PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SEX DRIVE IN WPMEN AND ME AND WHEN WOMEN REPORTED THIS THEY WERE LAUGHED AT BY YES MALE DOCTORS AS ONE DOCUMENTED CASE A WOMEN WAS TOLD BY HERE MALE PSYCHRIST ALL THEY MEN IN USA WISH THERE WIVES WERE ON THAT...nO ONE UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN THERE CAN VOUCH FOR THIS THE FDA LISTS HALUCINATION AS ASIDE EFFECT OF THIS DRUG I HAVE MASSIVE PERIODS THAT LAST TEN TO 42 DAYS AND GOT OFF THIS DRUG IN YES I REPEAT 2004 THAT IS 2004. THIS IS A EXCESSIVE STAYING DRUG IN THE HANDS FEET AND SEX ORGANS OF THE PEOPLE WHI TAKE THIS. SO AS A FORMER MEDIC AND COLLEGE EDUCATED PERSON TELL ME NO DIFFERENT. THERE IS ALSO REPORTES OF EXCESSIVE HAIR GRAYING AND ACTUAL HAIR LOSS ALL ON FDA WEB SITE.wHY ARE THESE DOCTORS IGNORING REPORTED SIDE EFFECTS BY FDA HAVE THEY NO CONCERN FOR PATIENT. I LEFT MY DOCTORS CARE AND GOT OFF MY LOW DOES OF 2.5 MG DOWN FROM 5MG. LETS NOT KID OURSELVES THIS IS A DRUG THAT WAS APPROVED FRO SEASURES NOT PSYCHRATRIC DISORDERES IT IS CALLED OFF BRAND USE AND A EXTREAMLY DANGERIOUS PRACTICE IN THE SADLY WIDDING AREA OF GRAY AREA PSYCHRIST USE IN THIS COUNTRY IT SHOULD NEVER BE USE IN MY OWN PERSONAL OPINOIN BECAUSE OF EXCESSIVE AND DANGERIOUS METAL SIDE EFFECTS AND THE RISK OF DISEASE OR PERGNANCY TO SEASURE AND EPLIPTIC PATIENTS AND TO BE USED BY A PSYCHRIST SEEMS TO ME ABUSIVE AND COUNTER INTUTIVE TO THE HIPOCRATIC OATH OF DO NOT HURT YOUR PATEINT! 2016-02-04 15:38:01
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
I have been on lamictal for almost 2 weeks now. 25 mg. 1 x dAILY. I just got new glasses and was seeing better, till this drug. Now things are a bit blurry. I also developed constipation and maybe being a little too tired. Does it cause these side effects ? and if I get off of this drug, will I have permanent damage to my eyes? thank you cj 2016-02-05 09:15:05
QUESTION
BREAST CANCER FEMALE
are there any report of breast cancer in women taking lamictal 2016-02-12 07:52:08
QUESTION
DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA
I have been taking Lamictal for ten years. I am 36 years old. My dosage is 200 mgs, twice a day. I am having severe short term memory lost. I am also having difficulty with speech. I cannot speak the words that I am thinking. I am afraid that I will develop Alzheimers at this early age. Does Lamictal cause Alzheimers disease? 2016-02-12 13:08:58
QUESTION
HERPES SIMPLEX
Can lamotrigine give a false positive for herpes? 2016-02-15 09:37:43
QUESTION
SLEEP PARALYSIS
I have just started lamictal first 25mg for 4 weeks then increased to 50mgs to be increased until reaching 100mg in 2/ 50 mg doses morning and night I am also on 100mg topamax and 800mgs tegatrol (400mg twice a day controlled release) for uncontrolled TL epilepsy. Since starting my new medication my seizures have been well controlled for the first time in three years but it is coming at a terrible cost. The longer I have been on lamictal the worse my waking from dreaming has become. As well I am hallucinating while trying to wake up and feeling what I can only describe as extreme pain. My husband says it is getting more frightening for him as it is getting harder to wake me up in this state and he can tell I am either experiencing pain or an extreme nightmare. Upon waking the pain, hallucinations cease but seem to trigger a migraine. It is happening at least once a night and I am getting to the point where I am exhausted and scared to go to sleep. This has NEVER happened before until starting the lamictal, I don't know what to do it is frightening. 2016-03-13 01:35:19
QUESTION
POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME
Is Lamictril used for post concussion syndrome? Why? 2016-05-11 05:06:25
QUESTION
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT INCREASED
Does lamictal cause infection in the blood 2016-06-18 16:36:45
QUESTION
EXPIRED DRUG ADMINISTERED
Can one take 2 year expired lamictal safely? 2016-06-20 11:50:04
QUESTION
APHASIA
An lamictal make you feel like your thoughts aren't there so you can only have short conversations ? 2016-06-20 14:01:38
QUESTION
APHASIA
An lamictal make you feel like your thoughts aren't there so you can only have short conversations ? 2016-06-20 14:05:31
QUESTION
APHASIA
An lamictal make you feel like your thoughts aren't there so you can only have short conversations ? 2016-06-20 14:07:46
QUESTION
INTENTIONAL SELF-INJURY
I have been on lamotrigine 25 mg for a month. Two days ago I woke up so dizzy that I fell down about 6 times trying to get to the bathroom. I am still very dizzy. Also I was a cutter for many years and stopped about two years ago. Now I feel the strong urge to cut myself again for the same time I've been dizzy. Is this from lamotrigine 25 mg 2016-06-25 14:29:50
QUESTION
ESSENTIAL TREMOR
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 10+ years ago and was put on buproprion and lamictal. Just recently I have been experiencing essential tremor disorder and also have been falling down alot. I'm thinking it's a long term adverse effect of lamictal? Also short term memory loss? 2016-07-03 22:42:54
QUESTION
BLOOD ALCOHOL INCREASED
I have been on lamictal 350 MG a day for a damaged sciatic nerve. I recently got pulled over for suspician of dui and was just wondering what effect this drug has on the blood acohol levels and increased intoxication and alcohol cravings. 2016-07-14 15:04:26
QUESTION
PROGESTERONE DECREASED
Will lamotrigine/lamictal decrease the efficacy of Nexplanon, the birth control implant that is progesterone only? 2016-08-09 18:39:59
QUESTION
ANTICHOLINERGIC SYNDROME
Is dementia a side-affect of taking lamictal? Lamictal is an anticholinergic drug, to what degree does it affect the body from absorbing choline from the foods I eat? 2016-08-18 17:16:59
QUESTION
STICKY SKIN
I have sticky skin. Expally on my feet when walking on hard surfaces. I has also gone to my hand and when I place a capsule of a pill it sticks to my tough. I can not walk now with out wearing socks without irritation from the skin. Been up to 200 mg of Lamictal. Thinking I will go back to lithum, but not sure if it will help with skin problem. Been on diet that does not have much sugar. Wondering what I can do to walk barefoot again? Not sure what else I am doing that might cause this Could some one give me any ideas? 2016-09-10 05:46:17
QUESTION
DROOLING
Drooling and limictal 2016-09-12 21:54:42
QUESTION
BLOOD CREATININE INCREASED
should I stop lamictal if creatinine increases. 2016-10-06 09:23:13
QUESTION
URINARY INCONTINENCE
I began lamictal about 6 months ago and was just raised to 200mg once a day. I was having some trouble with incontinence before I started lamictal. Now it is terrible. I find that whern I stand up from lying in bed I automatically have to urinate. No control at all. Thank goodness it is primarily at home though that is changing as well. I am afraid to visit anyone at their homes for fear this will happen there as well. My feet-especially the right one is also very swollen by the end of the day. It looks the way my mother's feet did when she was 85. I'm not even sure how effective the lamictal is. 2016-10-10 21:34:53
QUESTION
YAWNING
or 5 years for border line seizure. Since then   My yawning have gotten worst. I can't hold a conversation with people without yawning with watered eyes. I yawned 5 times at once and I couldn't stop.  I was so embarrassed, Then sometimes I get this bad cough my throat have this saliva on it each time I have to throw up and I can't control that either.  I notice short memory loss 2015 I told my doctor and he said was side effect. It's 2016 and I still have the same complaints but they are getting worst. My doctor not taking me seriously. I don't want to loose my memory altogether. On the left side of my head I feel and hear a buzz sound sometimes, have anybody ever had that before?  I get so frustrated when I can't remember things.  I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY MEMORY AND YAWNING!! I have alot to  live for and this LAMOTRIGINE is taking me down. In my mind I can see what I want to say but I can't and when sometimes my speech flare up .  I can't  spell, I don't remember people names, things I did back in the day. People would say do you remember this and that? Sometimes I say yes so I won't look crazy. I'm thinking  about taking myself off this drug It's like a posion to me. 2016-10-15 11:07:33
QUESTION
SCIATICA
Lamictal and joint pain 2016-10-23 08:40:58
QUESTION
AGGRESSION
I've recently increased Lamictal from 100mg to 150mg. I began in to notice increased anger and angry outbursts. I threw a temper tantrum in couples therapy last week directed at the therapist. This is NOT like me! It felt chemically induced so dropped back down to 100mg. Within 2 days I felt "normal" again. Anyone else out there with similar experience? Thanks! 2016-11-21 15:42:04
QUESTION
BREAST ENLARGEMENT
I have been in 100 mg of limictal for about 2 months. I have noticed that I have constant breast pain and my breasts have enlarged a lot ... is this from the limictal? 2016-11-24 20:33:37
QUESTION
BREAST ENLARGEMENT
I have been in 100 mg of limictal for about 2 months. I have noticed that I have constant breast pain and my breasts have enlarged a lot ... is this from the limictal? 2016-11-25 07:58:49
QUESTION
LYME DISEASE
I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease at least 10 years ago. I was recently put on Lamictal and was extremely allergic to it. I truly believe it has reactivated my Lyme Disease. I haven't taken Lamictal in 2 months. I'm sick of being sick!! 2016-12-01 12:01:46
QUESTION
GLAUCOMA
Does anybody respond to posted questions? I cannot see/ find responses to above- posted questions from other users? 2016-12-12 03:39:03
QUESTION
ANOSMIA
Loss of taste and smell taking Lamictal 75 mg for 2 months. Started with Depakote. I am so sad. Has anyone else had this occur? 2017-02-04 20:14:57
QUESTION
NYSTAGMUS
I have developed since being on lamictal 100 mg. Is the lamictal causing the uncontrollable eye movementss? 2017-02-05 17:30:27
QUESTION
IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA
I've been on 50mg of lamicital for 10 months. I now find I have low iron levels of just 8. I feel loss of focus at work, really poor memory, fatigue and generally run down. I have started taking iron supplement but want to know if low iron and lamicital are linked and if there is anything else I can do to feel well again? 2017-02-06 17:39:09
QUESTION
IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA
I've been on 50mg of lamicital for 10 months. I now find I have low iron levels of just 8. I feel loss of focus at work, really poor memory, fatigue and generally run down. I have started taking iron supplement but want to know if low iron and lamicital are linked and if there is anything else I can do to feel well again? 2017-02-07 03:42:39
QUESTION
HICCUPS
On day three of Lamictal for three days now. I had the hiccups so many times today, and maybe yesterday. I have a bad memory.. I read that there has only been like 11 cases of hiccups related to lamictal. Anyone else experience this? Holding my breathe seems to help. 2017-02-19 22:50:16
QUESTION
POSTNASAL DRIP
I was instructed by my neurologist to start with 50mg of lamictal and advance to 700mg a day. The thought of taking 700mg worried me. Reference the side effects. So I refused the doseage and asked if I could start with 25mg a day. He said it was my choice. Not happy but he was very helpful. By the end of the year I was still on 150mg and the following year the same amount 150mg a day. I have had no seizures for about 2 years. I have my driving licence back. Why'll taken this drug for more than 2 years. It has not stopped me doing my sport. Triathlons. IRONMAN UK. Marathons. Swim Bike.Run. What I have noticed is my eye site has suffered. My temper has increased. I walk out of the house and control it. The biggest problem is POSTNASAL DRIP I think. It started the same time as starting LAMICTAL. It's as if I am trying to bring up flem and it runs down the back of my throat. I have also had problems with my wrist. Elbow. And knee. I have had a MRI Scan on my knee. The result was a menisc tear. And possible arthritis. It's possible it could be wear and tear reference amount of sport I do and age. Not sure. I also get very emotional. And I also feel as if I have asthma. Past all the test todo with asthma. And passed. ? The doctors want me to change my medication to LEVETIRACETAM Take 1 twice a day 750mg tablets. Not sure what todo 150mg of LAMICTAL With side effects. Or 1500mg of LEVETIRACETAM. HELP WANTED. 2017-03-05 17:58:38
QUESTION
CLUMSINESS
Decreased appetite? 2017-03-09 08:50:18
QUESTION
PANCREATITIS
Could Lamictal cause pancreatitis 2017-03-19 01:06:32
QUESTION
HYPOXIA
I have been in lamictal for just about a month slowly increasing dosage every two weeks. I just increased my dose two days ago and have felt extremely aggitated and I have a heavy headache feeling. I went to the doctor general practitioner and was diagnosed with hypoxia which has never been an issue before.im confused and crying as well. I am concerned about the hypoxia and whether anyone has had this issue 2017-04-24 12:41:30
QUESTION
BLOOD PROLACTIN INCREASED
i have been on lamotrine-lamical for 5 years and have found a lump in my breast missed and ergular periods angry out burst and cant have a second child.. dose any one know how many hormones lamotrine efficts? 2017-04-30 06:16:17
QUESTION
TINNITUS
I have not been able to click into answers to any of the questions posted above. Do physicians face some sort of liability by answering patient questions on a public forum? 2017-05-11 12:30:55
CONCERN
GAMBLING
Has anyone experienced a compulsion to gamble while on Lamotrigine? 2017-05-24 11:35:56
QUESTION
PARATHYROID DISORDER
I have been on lamictal for over 12 years for mood stabilization (never noticed much benefit) and was diagnosed with primary parathyroidism about two and a half years after I started taking it. Before it was diagnosed I had about 18 months of chronic low back pain that couldn't be relieved. I had surgery to remove 3 of my 4 parathyroid glands- all were hyperplasic and that seemed to resolve the pain. It's been about 8 years since then and in the past two years my PTH has risen to 109 and ionized and serum calcium are both slightly higher than normal. The bone scan is basically normal for my age but mentioned some ambiguity in the lower back. Over the past month or so both my knees and hands have become extremely painful and I'm having trouble with stairs. I've managed to decrease my dose to 100 from 200mg. The onset of severe insomnia stopped me at 100. I'm concerned at the steep rise in my PTH, although the endocrinologist said there was nothing to worry about. But the re-appearance of chronic pain makes me want to do whatever it takes to get off this drug quickly. I also have the MTHFR mutation - heterozygous for both major genes- that undoubtedly aggravates the problem. If anybody has experience or advice for doing a more rapid taper (I'm also tapering slowly off Luvox but I think I may need to prioritize this one) I would like be to hear it. Thanks. 2017-07-08 18:53:29
CONCERN
TINNITUS
I am very confused by this study. I take Lamictal along with Imitrex ( for migraines),and Klonopin for anxiety. I acquired Tinnitus after I had taken Imitrex for 10 days due to acute migraines. The noise is so loud that I feel like I am going crazy and I can get no sleep. I have always thought that Lamictal was the only med I could depend on that wouldn't cause me any suffering. i don't know what to think, 2017-07-25 16:10:56
CONCERN
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
I started a low dose of Lamictal for seizures/aura. I did well on a very low dose. I started getting pain on the back of my legs, but didn't put it together with lamictal. My doctor started raising my dose significantly and I started having trouble closing my hand and having pain. I still didn't put it together. Now I have full on rheumatoid arthritis in my hand, wrist and arm. It has gone to my left side as well. It is excruciatingly painful. I read where other people say that it's a side effect of lamictal. I HOPE it is so it will go away when I get off of this drug. 2017-08-23 17:50:31
QUESTION
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
I have on Lamictal for the past three years for a brain seizures. Over the last few months Imy right thumb bent and very painful. I have severe arthritis now in my shoulders, wrists and knees!! I am in severe pain at times. My bloods have shown I have arthritis and I'm too young to have it! I'm convinced it's from the Lamictal. Doctor say's it's not!!!!! Need answers. In pain......Anne from Dublin, Ireland 2017-10-23 10:18:40

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