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Gabapentin vs Topiramate for a female patient aged 45

Summary: 10,936 female patients aged 45 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Gabapentin vs Topiramate for a female aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,689 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Topiramate (latest outcomes from 8,408 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

On Apr, 30, 2015: 10,936 female patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Gabapentin vs Topiramate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female40MS

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Gabapentin gabapentinActavis Elizabeth
Topiramate topiramateRoxane

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 40 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Topiramate (Roxane)
NauseaNausea
DepressionHeadache
PainDepression
FatigueFatigue
HeadacheConvulsion
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveWeight Decreased
Chest PainDizziness
AstheniaInsomnia
Condition AggravatedVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Topiramate (Roxane)
DepressionDepression
AnxietyFatigue
NauseaHeadache
Completed SuicideDizziness
Suicidal IdeationMigraine
InsomniaWeight Gain
Speech DisorderNausea
HeadacheSomnolence
Condition AggravatedMemory Impairment
FatigueConfusion

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Gabapentin7.53%38.62%31.09%17.47%5.29%
Topiramate7.73%20.79%31.79%28.52%11.17%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. Topiramate (topiramate) is often used to treat migraine. 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:

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

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