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Celexa vs Depakote, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 23

This is personalized comparison of Celexa vs Depakote for a male aged 23. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,674 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

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

On Aug, 14, 2014: 2,395 male patients aged 18 who take the same drugs are studied in Celexa vs Depakote

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male18Soy

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Celexa citalopram hydrobromidenot specified
Depakote divalproex sodiumnot specified

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)
CelexaDepakote
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Weight Increased
Suicide AttemptConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
AggressionAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
DepressionAggression
Suicidal IdeationSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
OverdosePyrexia (fever)
Intentional OverdoseCondition Aggravated
Weight IncreasedAbnormal Behaviour
Drug AbuseDrug Ineffective
Drug ToxicitySuicide Attempt

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CelexaDepakote
Motion Sickness (travel sickness)Abnormal Behaviour
Muscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
Long-term Memory LossSpeech Disorder
Cerebral PalsySuicide Attempt
Short-term Memory LossSuicidal Ideation
Acanthosis Nigricans (skin disease-dark warlike patches in the body folds)Weight Increased
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone)Lethargy (tiredness)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Memory Impairment
Drug IneffectiveAggression Aggravated
Suicidal IdeationConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celexa8.55%40.17%29.06%19.66%2.56%
Depakote9.88%11.11%25.93%35.80%17.28%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. 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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