Lamictal (Blue) Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Fever

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • An Infection
  • Backache
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Double Vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Head Pain
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Throat Irritation
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Toxic Effect On The Central Nervous System, Which Consists Of The Brain And Spinal Cord
  • An Accidental Injury
  • Irritability
  • Mental Status Changes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of The Vagina
  • Joint Pain
  • Mood Changes
  • Neck Pain
  • Nystagmus, A Condition With Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Pain
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Weight Loss

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Disorder
  • A Breast Tumor
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Condition With Symptoms That Resemble Lupus
  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Reduction In The Body's Resistance To Infection
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Abnormal Movement Disorder Called Dyskinesia
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • An Acute Skin Rash
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • Anemia
  • Apnea, A Breathing Interruption
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, A Condition Where The Body Makes Too Many Activated Immune Cells
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Epididymis Of The Testicles
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Large Intestine With Bleeding
  • Inflammation Of The Uvea Of The Eye
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Meningitis Not Due To An Infection
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Problems Metabolizing Alcohol
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Repeated Seizures With Unconsciousness Between Episodes
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • ST Segment Changes On An EKG
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Swelling Of The Tongue
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Distorted Sense Of Smell Called Parosmia
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Feeling Of Needing To Urinate Immediately
  • A Goiter
  • A Loss Of Taste
  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • A Sleep Disorder
  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • A Type Of Speech Disorder Called Dysarthria
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Acne
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • An Earache
  • An Inability To Completely Empty The Bladder
  • Arthritis
  • Bloody Vomit
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Burping
  • Canker Sores
  • Chills
  • Chronic Muscle Twitches Or Movements
  • Decreased Pigmentation Of The Skin
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drooping Of The Upper Eyelid
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flashes
  • Dry Eye
  • Fainting
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Feelings Of Hostility
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hiccups
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Hives
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Increased Hunger
  • Inflammation Of The Bladder
  • Inflammation Of The Gums
  • Inflammation Of The Sac Surrounding The Joint - Bursitis
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Itching
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leg Cramps
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Wasting
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Orgasm Problems
  • Overgrowth Of Gums Onto Teeth
  • Panic Disorder
  • Rapid Deep Breathing
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Shingles
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Redness
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Taste Impairment
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Twitching
  • Urination During The Night
  • Visual Sensitivity To Light
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels
  • Yawning

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