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Ativan vs Depakote for a male patient aged 45

Summary: 5,458 male patients aged 45 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Ativan vs Depakote for a male aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,240 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,959 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 4, 2015: 5,458 male patients aged 39 who take the same drugs are studied in Ativan vs Depakote

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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)


Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
NauseaDiabetes Mellitus
PyrexiaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DepressionWeight Increased
Chest PainChest Pain
InsomniaBlood Triglycerides Increased
Suicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diabetic NeuropathyType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetic Neuropathy
Spinal Column StenosisWeight Increased
Neuropathy PeripheralBlood Triglycerides Increased
Back PainBlood Cholesterol Increased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressed Mood
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedBack Pain
Musculoskeletal DisorderAsthma Aggravated
Renal FailureNeuropathy Peripheral
HyperlipidaemiaDiabetes Mellitus

Drug effectiveness:

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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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