Common Lamictal Side Effects


The most commonly reported Lamictal side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Rash (2210)
Convulsion (979)
Pyrexia (697)
Pruritus (578)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (551)
Headache (513)
Dizziness (513)
Nausea (451)
Fatigue (354)
Lymphadenopathy (336)
Erythema (325)
Insomnia (323)
Depression (288)
Vomiting (276)
Anxiety (268)
Tremor (231)
Somnolence (231)
Alopecia (226)
Blister (220)
Urticaria (216)

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Lamictal Side Effects Reported to FDA



Lamictal Side Effect Report#9994904
Costochondritis, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Chest Pain, Spinal Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pain
This is a report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: 175 Once Daily Taken By Mouth, start time:
Dec 03, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Costochondritis, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Chest Pain, Spinal Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in female patients, resulting in Costochondritis side effect.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9992383
Bipolar Ii Disorder
This report suggests a potential Lamictal Bipolar Ii Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lamictal (dosage: NA) starting
Aug 28, 2012. After starting Lamictal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Bipolar Ii DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lamictal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Bipolar Ii Disorder, may still occur.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9983765
Convulsion, Abnormal Dreams, Fatigue, Middle Insomnia, Insomnia, Poor Quality Sleep
This Convulsion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion. On 2011 this consumer started treatment with Lamictal (dosage: 100mg Three Times Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lamotrigine (100mg Three Times Per Day)
When using Lamictal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Convulsion, Abnormal Dreams, Fatigue, Middle Insomnia, Insomnia, Poor Quality SleepAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Convulsion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9974167
Coma, Overdose
This Coma side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 37-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Lamictal (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Aug 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quetiapine Fumarate (400mg See Dosage Text)
  • Ixprim
  • Codoliprane
  • Loxapac
.After starting to take Lamictal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Coma, OverdoseThese side effects may potentially be related to Lamictal. The patient was hospitalized.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9974143
Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Pneumonia, Anaemia
This is a report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cyclothymic disorder, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: 25mg Three Times Per Day, start time:
Nov 27, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Pneumonia, Anaemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in female patients, resulting in Stevens-johnson Syndrome side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9964324
Grand Mal Convulsion, Chest Pain, Angina Pectoris, Convulsion
This report suggests a potential Lamictal Grand Mal Convulsion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy and used Lamictal (dosage: NA) starting 200202. After starting Lamictal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Grand Mal Convulsion, Chest Pain, Angina Pectoris, ConvulsionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Vimpat
  • Topiramate
  • Citalopram
  • Bactrim
  • Minocycline
  • Lisinopril
Although Lamictal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Grand Mal Convulsion, may still occur.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9943228
Lymphoma Cutis, Pseudolymphoma, Skin Mass, Papule
This Lymphoma Cutis problem was reported by a physician from FR. A 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2009 this consumer started treatment with Lamictal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pariet
  • Coveram
  • Piracetam
When using Lamictal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Lymphoma Cutis, Pseudolymphoma, Skin Mass, PapuleAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Lymphoma Cutis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9943132
Bipolar Disorder, Exposure During Pregnancy
This Bipolar Disorder side effect was reported by a physician from EC. A 23-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder.The patient was prescribed Lamictal (drug dosage: 25mg Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lamictal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Bipolar Disorder, Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Lamictal.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9934818
Conjunctival Hyperaemia, Hyperaemia, Rash
This is a report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: 25mg Alternate Days, start time:
Feb 04, 2014), combined with:
  • Amoxan
  • Abilify (1.5mg Per Day)
  • Wypax
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Conjunctival Hyperaemia, Hyperaemia, Rash after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in female patients, resulting in Conjunctival Hyperaemia side effect.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933233
Convulsion
This report suggests a potential Lamictal Convulsion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lamictal (dosage: NA) starting
Aug 13, 2009. After starting Lamictal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: ConvulsionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lamictal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Convulsion, may still occur.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933203
Mania
This Mania problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder. On 200601 this consumer started treatment with Lamictal (dosage: 450mg At Night). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lamotrigine (350mg At Night)
  • Cymbalta
  • Valium
When using Lamictal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ManiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Mania, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933201
Vulvovaginal Burning Sensation, Condition Aggravated, Abnormal Dreams, Nightmare, Nasopharyngitis, Feeling Hot, Oropharyngeal Pain, Fatigue, Night Sweats
This Vulvovaginal Burning Sensation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 34-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar ii disorder.The patient was prescribed Lamictal (drug dosage: 150mg Twice Per Day), which was initiated on 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamotrigine
.After starting to take Lamictal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Vulvovaginal Burning Sensation, Condition Aggravated, Abnormal Dreams, Nightmare, Nasopharyngitis, Feeling Hot, Oropharyngeal Pain, Fatigue, Night SweatsThese side effects may potentially be related to Lamictal.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933198
Hypersensitivity
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 08, 2011), combined with:
  • Advair
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypersensitivity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in male patients, resulting in Hypersensitivity side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933197
Nasopharyngitis
This report suggests a potential Lamictal Nasopharyngitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lamictal (dosage: NA) starting
Aug 29, 2013. After starting Lamictal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: NasopharyngitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lamictal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nasopharyngitis, may still occur.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933191
Rash, Oedema Mouth, Lip Swelling, Swelling Face, Off Label Use
This Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lamictal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lamictal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Rash, Oedema Mouth, Lip Swelling, Swelling Face, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933190
Pancytopenia, Blood Creatinine Increased
This Pancytopenia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder.The patient was prescribed Lamictal (drug dosage: 25mg Per Day), which was initiated on
Dec 16, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Keppra
.After starting to take Lamictal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pancytopenia, Blood Creatinine IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Lamictal.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933189
Blood Creatinine Increased
This is a report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: 300mg Per Day, start time:
Aug 15, 2012), combined with:
  • Nsaid
  • Naproxen
  • Abilify
  • Sumavel
  • Synthroid
  • Viibryd
  • Topamax
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Creatinine Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Creatinine Increased side effect.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933182
Menstrual Disorder, Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia
This report suggests a potential Lamictal Menstrual Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: mood swings,contraception and used Lamictal (dosage: 25mg Per Day) starting 201102. After starting Lamictal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Menstrual Disorder, Menorrhagia, MetrorrhagiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Contraceptive Implant
Although Lamictal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Menstrual Disorder, may still occur.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933177
Investigation
This Investigation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion. On
May 13, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Lamictal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lamictal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: InvestigationThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Investigation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933175
Convulsion
This Convulsion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 25-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Lamictal (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 04, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lamictal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: ConvulsionThese side effects may potentially be related to Lamictal.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933169
Muscle Spasms, Myalgia, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vision Blurred
This is a report of a 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: convulsion, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: 100mg Twice Per Day, start time: 200911), combined with:
  • Diamox
  • Topamax
  • Protonix
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Muscle Spasms, Myalgia, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vision Blurred after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in female patients, resulting in Muscle Spasms side effect.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933167
Suicidal Ideation, Major Depression, Insomnia
This report suggests a potential Lamictal Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder and used Lamictal (dosage: 300mg Per Day) starting
Mar 31, 2008. After starting Lamictal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicidal Ideation, Major Depression, InsomniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cymbalta
  • Paxil
  • Seroquel
  • Zolpidem
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Lamictal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933162
Alopecia
This Alopecia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: mood swings. On
Nov 19, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Lamictal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Seroquel
  • Abilify
  • Zoloft
  • Carbamazepine
When using Lamictal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AlopeciaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Alopecia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933157
Convulsion, Rash, Headache, Pain, Tremor, Dizziness
This Convulsion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder.The patient was prescribed Lamictal (drug dosage: 25mg Per Day), which was initiated on
Nov 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pristiq
  • Propanolol
  • Aspirin
  • Metformin
.After starting to take Lamictal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Convulsion, Rash, Headache, Pain, Tremor, DizzinessThese side effects may potentially be related to Lamictal.
Lamictal Side Effect Report#9933152
Blood Glucose Increased, Food Craving, Depression
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lamictal (dosage: 100mg Per Day, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Lantus
  • Humalog
  • Januvia
  • Metformin
  • Lisinopril
  • Nasonex
  • Vesicare
  • Norethindrone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Glucose Increased, Food Craving, Depression after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lamictal treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Glucose Increased side effect.


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The appearance of Lamictal on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Lamictal Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Rash 1588
Convulsion 601
Pyrexia 505
Pruritus 428
Headache 386
Stevens-johnson Syndrome 381
Dizziness 360
Nausea 342
Lymphadenopathy 269
Fatigue 242

What are common Lamictal Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Rash 603
Convulsion 365
Pyrexia 188
Stevens-johnson Syndrome 168
Dizziness 152
Pruritus 147
Headache 126
Fatigue 109
Nausea 107
Insomnia 99

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    Lamictal Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0173-0526
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name LAMICTAL
    Name lamotrigine
    Dosage Form TABLET, CHEWABLE
    Route ORAL
    On market since 19980904
    Labeler GlaxoSmithKline LLC
    Active Ingredient(s) LAMOTRIGINE
    Strength(s) 5
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class Anti-epileptic Agent [EPC],Decreased Central Nervous System Disorganized Electrical Activity [PE],Mo

    Lamictal Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 10950

    Lamictal safety alerts: 2010 2006 2001 2000

    Reported deaths: 416

    Reported hospitalizations: 3122

    Lamictal (lamotrigine): Label Change - Risk of Aseptic Meningitis

    [Posted 08/12/2010]

    AUDIENCE: Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry

    ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that Lamictal (lamotrigine), a medication commonly used for seizures in children two years and older, and bipolar disorder in adults, can cause aseptic meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis may include headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, rash, and sensitivity to light. In cases of meningitis, it is important to rapidly diagnose the underlying cause so that treatment can be promptly initiated.

    BACKGROUND: The decision to revise the Lamictal label is based on FDA's identification of 40 cases of aseptic meningitis in patients taking Lamictal (from December 1994 to November 2009). See the Data Summary section of the Drug Safety Communication for additional information.

    RECOMMENDATION: Patients should be advised to contact their healthcare professional immediately if they experience signs and symptoms of meningitis while taking Lamictal. If meningitis is suspected, patients should be evaluated for other causes of meningitis and treated as indicated. Discontinuation of Lamictal should be considered if no other clear cause of meningitis is identified.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

     

    [08/12/2010 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]

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