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Depakote Er vs Lithium Carbonate for a male patient aged 57

Summary: 3,661 male patients aged 57 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Depakote Er vs Lithium Carbonate for a male aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Depakote er (latest outcomes from 3,681 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,081 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Mar, 29, 2015: 3,661 male patients aged 50 who take the same drugs are studied in Depakote Er vs Lithium Carbonate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male50SIB

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Depakote Er divalproex sodiumAbbott
Lithium Carbonate lithium carbonateAble

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 50 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Depakote Er (Abbott)Lithium Carbonate (Able)
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusTremor
ConvulsionTherapeutic Agent Toxicity
Drug IneffectiveNausea
TremorDepression
NauseaPyrexia
AnxietyDysarthria
DepressionRenal Failure Acute
Weight IncreasedFatigue
InsomniaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Depakote Er (Abbott)Lithium Carbonate (Able)
Mental Status ChangesConfusional State
ObesityTherapeutic Agent Toxicity
PainDehydration
InsomniaDyspnoea
PancreatitisDrug Toxicity
Diabetes MellitusTremor
DepressionRenal Failure Acute
HypoglycaemiaWeight Increased
LymphoedemaDizziness
Weight IncreasedDepression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Depakote Er3.64%16.36%52.73%18.18%9.09%
Lithium Carbonate1.61%29.03%37.10%24.19%8.06%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Depakote Er (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) 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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