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Gabapentin vs Topiramate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 44

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

What are the drugs

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,499 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Topiramate (latest outcomes from 8,367 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 10,754 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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionHeadache (pain in head)
PainDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Drug IneffectiveDizziness
Chest PainDrug Ineffective
Asthenia (weakness)Weight Decreased
Condition AggravatedMigraine (headache)

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)
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyConstipation
Suicidal IdeationChronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Acne Cystic (skin problems that cause pimples)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Bad Breath
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Overactive Bladder (a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels)
Speech DisorderMeniere's Disease Aggravated (a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree)
Condition AggravatedChronic Sinusitis (long lasting inflammation of the paranasal sinuses)
Road Traffic AccidentDizziness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Gabapentin8.39%33.39%33.70%18.67%5.85%
Topiramate6.74%21.91%33.01%27.53%10.81%

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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 pain. 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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