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Lithium Carbonate vs Depakote Er for a male patient aged 22

Summary: 1,931 male patients aged 22 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Lithium Carbonate vs Depakote Er for a male aged 22. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,091 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Depakote er (latest outcomes from 3,684 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 19, 2015: 1,932 male patients aged 18 who take the same drugs are studied in Lithium Carbonate vs Depakote Er

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male18Bipolar

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lithium Carbonate lithium carbonateRoxane
Depakote Er divalproex sodiumAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 18 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lithium Carbonate (Roxane)Depakote Er (Abbott)
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeWeight Increased
AgitationConvulsion
ManiaAggression
PyrexiaAgitation
Drug IneffectiveSomnolence
AggressionPyrexia
Suicide AttemptCondition Aggravated
NauseaAbnormal Behaviour
IrritabilityDrug Ineffective
TremorNausea

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lithium Carbonate (Roxane)Depakote Er (Abbott)
PancreatitisAbnormal Behaviour
Renal Failure ChronicSpeech Disorder
Rectal HaemorrhageLethargy
Decubitus UlcerNeutropenia
Thermal BurnSuicidal Ideation
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusConvulsion
Bipolar 1Suicide Attempt
NauseaAggression Aggravated
Muscle SpasmsMemory Impairment
Insomnia Related To Another Mental ConditionIrritability

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lithium Carbonate5.88%31.37%29.41%19.61%13.73%
Depakote Er8.33%14.29%28.57%33.33%15.48%

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On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Depakote Er (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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