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Lithium Carbonate vs Lamictal for a male patient aged 27

Summary: 2,184 male patients aged 27 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Lithium Carbonate vs Lamictal for a male aged 27. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,074 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,659 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Feb, 28, 2015: 2,185 male patients aged 23 who take the same drugs are studied in Lithium Carbonate vs Lamictal

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male23Unipolar depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lithium Carbonate lithium carbonatePfizer
Lamictal lamotrigineGlaxosmithkline

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 23 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lithium Carbonate (Pfizer)Lamictal (Glaxosmithkline)
Suicide AttemptRash (redness)
OverdoseConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Pyrexia (fever)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
AggressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Suicidal IdeationSuicide Attempt
VomitingInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Pyrexia (fever)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
DepressionVomiting

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 (Pfizer)Lamictal (Glaxosmithkline)
DizzinessConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Decubitus Ulcer (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it)Constipation
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Ill-defined Disorder
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)Regurgitation (expulsion of material)
Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)Heart Rate Increased
Vision BlurredUrinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)Hypersexuality
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)Sudden Death
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Loss Of Consciousness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Rash (redness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lithium Carbonate7.69%31.87%20.88%24.18%15.38%
Lamictal5.06%18.99%32.28%27.22%16.46%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Lamictal (lamotrigine) 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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