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Ativan vs Depakote, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 44

This is personalized comparison of Ativan vs Depakote for a male aged 44. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,193 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,921 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 5,452 male patients aged 39 who take the same drugs are studied in Ativan vs Depakote

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male39Anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ativan lorazepamnot specified
Depakote divalproex sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 39 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

AtivanDepakote
Depakote

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AtivanDepakote
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Pyrexia (fever)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DepressionWeight Increased
AnxietyConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Chest PainChest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Blood Triglycerides Increased
Suicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol Increased
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AtivanDepakote
Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)
Spinal Column Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column)Weight Increased
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Blood Triglycerides Increased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressed Mood
Musculoskeletal Disorder (disease of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)Blood Cholesterol Increased
Back PainNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedBack Pain
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Asthma Aggravated
Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)Spinal Column Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ativan2.56%29.91%37.61%22.22%7.69%
Depakote1.01%19.19%43.43%28.28%8.08%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ativan (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Depakote (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:

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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