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Lamictal vs Neurontin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Lamictal vs Neurontin for a female aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,466 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,723 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

On May, 12, 2014: 13,983 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Lamictal vs Neurontin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female51Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lamictal lamotrigineGlaxosmithkline
Neurontin gabapentinPfizer Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lamictal (Glaxosmithkline)Neurontin (Pfizer Pharms)
Rash (redness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Drug Ineffective
DepressionFall
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Chest Pain
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lamictal (Glaxosmithkline)Neurontin (Pfizer Pharms)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessAnxiety
Rash (redness)Weight Decreased
Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)Pain
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Back Pain
Memory ImpairmentSuicide Attempt
DepressionCondition Aggravated

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lamictal2.16%20.14%28.60%32.37%16.73%
Neurontin5.07%28.91%35.77%21.76%8.49%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used to treat pain. 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:

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