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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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On Feb, 11, 2014: 13,874 people 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
DizzinessFall
DepressionHeadache (pain in head)
Pyrexia (fever)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
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
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Headache (pain in head)
Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)Back Pain
Memory ImpairmentPain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Suicide Attempt
DepressionCondition Aggravated

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Chest Pain
AnxietyDyspnoea (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)
Headache (pain in head)Depression
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
DizzinessAnxiety
Rash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
DepressionBack Pain
Memory ImpairmentWeight Decreased
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Pain
Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)Suicide Attempt

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