RateADrug.com Logo The users guide
to prescription drugs
and supplements
Finding the right
medication is important
Let RateADrug help.
  • Evaluate your current medication
  • Compare conventional and alternative therapies
  • Get information without drug company bias
 Home |Compare Treatments |Evaluate Your Treatment |Symptom Feedback |Drugs A to Z |Supplements A to Z |More Tools
Search for a Treatment  
Find Treatments by Condition       
Browse by name:
Aa-Ab | Ac | Ad-Ak | Al | Am | An-Ap | Aq-Ar | As-Az  Hide
Ba-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bo | Bp-Br | Bs-Bz  Hide
Ca | Cb-Ce | Cf-Ch | Ci | Cj-Cl | Cm-Co | Cp-Cz  Hide
Da-Dd | De | Df-Di |Dj-Do | Dp-Dz  Hide
Ea-El | Em-Ep | Eq-Es | Et | Eu-Ez  Hide
Fa-Fd | Fe-Fh | Fi-Fk | Fl | Fm-Ft | Fu-Fz  Hide
Ha-He | Hf-Hz  Hide
Ia-Il | Im-In | Io-Ip | Iq-Iz  Hide
La-Ld | Le| Lf-Ln| Lo | Lp-Lz  Hide
Na | Nb-Nh | Ni | Nj-Nz  Hide
Oa-Op | Oq-Ow | Ox-Oz  Hide
Pa | Pb-Pe | Pf-Ph | Pi | Pj-Pr | Ps-Pz  Hide
Ra-Rd | Re | Rf-Rz  Hide
Ta-Td | Te | Tf-Th | Ti | Tj-Tq | Tra-Tri | Trj-Tz  Hide

Lamictal

User Ratings
Out of 10
Satisfaction
4.3
3.8  Effectiveness
6.5  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 11 Lamictal side effects and 5 Lamictal benefits.

Be better informed. Are you taking Lamictal?  
Yes |No
Treatment Information
There is currently no information to display in this section. RateADrug provides information about drugs and supplements though a wiki format provided by researchers, health care providers and others. We encourage you to add to this description by clicking on the button below.
Famous People with Weight Problems
SmallElvisPresley-OneNight.jpg

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is one of 20th century pop culture's most important figures. He suffered from drug addiction and insomnia.

How does your Treatment Compare?
Choose a Condition:
Show results for:
BrandsEffectivenessHolistic BenefitsSide
Effects
Number of Ratings
7.12 5.98 4.82 8 Get Info
5.78 5.88 5.46 9 Get Info
5.55 6.56 6.12 11 Get Info
4.27 5.16 4.63 11 Get Info
3.91 4.16 5.8 11 Get Info
View All About these Scores Get Your Score
Effectiveness of Lamictal by Condition
Click on a condition to view RateADrug.com users ratings
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Effectiveness on "Bipolar Disorder / Manic-Depression"
Bar Chart
About these Results  
Not at all Mildly Moderately Very Extremely
How effective is LamictalGet Your Score
Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Lamictal, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 5.5% 14.5% 60% 14.5% 5.5%
Balance/Equilibrium 3.6% 16.1% 50% 23.2% 7.1%
Blood Pressure 1.8% 8.9% 69.6% 12.5% 7.1%
Breathing 1.9% 3.7% 87% 5.6% 1.9%
Confidence 8.5% 10.2% 54.2% 22% 5.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.4% 15.5% 43.1% 32.8% 5.2%
Digestion 0% 1.9% 87% 9.3% 1.9%
Emotional Well-being 9.8% 9.8% 42.6% 24.6% 13.1%
Energy 8.3% 10% 36.7% 33.3% 11.7%
Eyesight 3.6% 12.5% 66.1% 14.3% 3.6%
Memory 10.5% 8.8% 42.1% 28.1% 10.5%
Mental Clarity 9.8% 6.6% 39.3% 24.6% 19.7%
Pain 5.4% 8.9% 75% 7.1% 3.6%
Patience 10.2% 15.3% 42.4% 25.4% 6.8%
Sexual Health 5.2% 6.9% 56.9% 24.1% 6.9%
Skin Complexion 0% 10.7% 78.6% 7.1% 3.6%
Sleep 3.4% 15.5% 44.8% 24.1% 12.1%
Stress Level 8.3% 15% 38.3% 31.7% 6.7%
|
About these Scores  
Rate it
Commonly Reported Lamictal Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 66.7% 22.2% 0% 11.1% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 86.3% 9.8% 2% 2% 0%
Anemia 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Anxiety 55.8% 11.6% 14% 16.3% 2.3%
Apathy / Indifference 73.7% 0% 21.1% 5.3% 0%
Blurred Vision 58.5% 9.8% 17.1% 9.8% 4.9%
Breathing Difficulties 76.7% 10% 6.7% 3.3% 3.3%
Change in Sex Drive 50% 11.5% 19.2% 15.4% 3.8%
Change in Weight 65.4% 11.5% 11.5% 11.5% 0%
Chest Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 76.7% 6.7% 13.3% 0% 3.3%
Concentration / Focus Problems 16.7% 50% 16.7% 8.3% 8.3%
Confusion 50% 23.3% 6.7% 16.7% 3.3%
Constipation 53.8% 30.8% 15.4% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 37.5% 29.2% 16.7% 16.7% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 61.5% 15.4% 15.4% 7.7% 0%
Depression 51.2% 12.2% 17.1% 12.2% 7.3%
Diarrhea 83.7% 9.3% 7% 0% 0%
Dizziness 54.7% 28.3% 5.7% 9.4% 1.9%
Drowsiness 49.1% 9.4% 17% 20.8% 3.8%
Dry Mouth 57.7% 19.2% 19.2% 3.8% 0%
Energy Loss 52.6% 21.1% 10.5% 15.8% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 50% 26.9% 11.5% 3.8% 7.7%
Fatigue 48.1% 14.8% 14.8% 16.7% 5.6%
Fever 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 13.3% 3.3% 13.3% 3.3%
Headache 54.4% 24.6% 5.3% 12.3% 3.5%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 63.2% 0% 26.3% 5.3% 5.3%
Increased Urination 61.5% 15.4% 0% 23.1% 0%
Indigestion 88.5% 11.5% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 63.3% 6.7% 13.3% 13.3% 3.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 3.3% 10% 3.3% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 26.9% 11.5% 3.8% 7.7%
Lethargy 63.2% 21.1% 5.3% 10.5% 0%
Mood Swings 55.3% 13.2% 18.4% 7.9% 5.3%
Movement Problems 73.1% 15.4% 7.7% 0% 3.8%
Muscle Cramping 76.7% 10% 3.3% 3.3% 6.7%
Nausea 80.8% 15.4% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 84.2% 0% 0% 15.8% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 66.7% 13.3% 10% 6.7% 3.3%
Sexual Dysfunction 69.8% 7% 9.3% 7% 7%
Sore / Swollen Gums 73.7% 15.8% 5.3% 5.3% 0%
Stomach Ache 86.7% 6.7% 3.3% 3.3% 0%
Sweating 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 73.1% 15.4% 7.7% 3.8% 0%
Vomiting 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
|
About these Scores  
Rate it
Less Commonly Reported Lamictal Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Apathy / Indifference 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Blistering 95% 0% 0% 5% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 84.6% 0% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Chest Pain 84.6% 7.7% 0% 7.7% 0%
Chest Tightness 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Decrease in Platelet Count 90% 5% 5% 0% 0%
Decrease in White Blood Cell Count 95% 0% 5% 0% 0%
Double Vision 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Fever 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 40% 20% 20% 20% 0%
Increased Depression 65.4% 11.5% 15.4% 3.8% 3.8%
Infection 95% 0% 0% 5% 0%
Kidney Damage 96.2% 0% 0% 3.8% 0%
Lethargy 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Loss of Consciousness 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0%
Mouth Sores 85% 0% 10% 0% 5%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Muscle Spasms 76.9% 19.2% 3.8% 0% 0%
Pancreas Problems 95% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Reduced Libido 68.8% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 6.2%
Skin Problems 80.8% 11.5% 7.7% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 85.7% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
Sweating 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Tenderness 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 90.5% 4.8% 0% 4.8% 0%
Thyroid Problems 88.5% 7.7% 0% 0% 3.8%
Tremors 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
|
About these Scores  
Rate it
Episodes since taking Lamictal
Since taking Lamictal Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.7%
Blindness 0.8%
Fall 5%
Hallucination 0.8%
Hospitalization 4.2%
Seizure 7.6%
About these Results  
How does your experience compare with other Lamictal users?     Get Your Score

Online Health Care Dispute Resolution

Need help resolving complaints against a doctor, insurance company or other health care provider

Learn More
User Comments about Lamictal
24 May 2015 Discontinued last month after 14 years of treatment and experienced withdrawal symptoms including: insomnia, depression, eyelid twitch, rage, overstimulation, lethargy.
   —Posted by Jason73
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
02 Aug 2013 watch for fluctuating glucose levels-- i had extremely low blood sugar while taking this then it would spike 38 to 185 in a few hours for example. it rendered me paralyzed without glucose tablets and taking my sugar every other hour-- i was taken off cold turkey and have not had one fluctuation since-- very harsh drug -made me disoriented, and i could not function on any higher dose than 50mg. i lost hair, gained weight, and had no sex life AT ALL--
   —Posted by yikes
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
02 Aug 2013 This medication works well- however I experienced a rare side effect, but one to watch for nonetheless---sever fluctuations in blood sugar. Like 38 to 185 in a matter of an hour-- this is the only drug I took and I have no other reason for it to happen. I was disoriented,shaky and almost passed out on more than one occasion. This was terrifying to me. I have bp2 and other than that and a slight weight gain, hair loss, this worked great for mood stabilization. I would recommend it with the caution that everyone just make sure to monitor your glucose levels if you start feeling odd. Also, I was yanked off it cold turkey and th withdrawl was rough...but what can one expect?! your supposed to titrate off-- and GO SLOW with dose increases-- very slow-- it helps to eliminate some discomfort. good luck:)
   —Posted by Tracy
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
01 Aug 2013 Control my zeisures all the time.
   —Posted by Anonymous
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
25 May 2012 my dr wants to add wellbutrion-- i am scared--anyone take this combo?
   —Posted by tracy46
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
25 May 2012 Wellbutrin and Lamictal totally wired me---but I sure could do a lot of work! My other problems are OCD and generalized anxiety disorder which explains that reaction to me. If you are coming out of a really deep depression that combo might work for you. Ask the Doc why he thinks this is a good idea and if there are any alternatives (and there are). I went through about 10 meds or so before something worked (also take Celexa., Remeron and Temazepam). Insomnia can be a big prob with both those drugs. But Lamictal is the greatest---even "normal" people should take it
   —Posted by wmblake



For Your Health



Affiliates click here

Directory of Sponsored Services

Health begins with Knowledge. Visit our sponsors on your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Patient Resources

Legal / Regulatory Notices

Health Practitioners

Wellness Products

Clinical Trials / Research

Lifestyle

Medication Name: