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Lamictal vs Neurontin for a female patient aged 56

Summary: 14,295 female patients aged 56 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Lamictal vs Neurontin for a female aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,698 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,802 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

On Mar, 26, 2015: 14,295 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)
RashNausea
NauseaPain
ConvulsionFatigue
HeadacheDrug Ineffective
DizzinessFall
DepressionHeadache
PyrexiaDepression
FatigueDizziness
InsomniaChest Pain
AnxietyDyspnoea

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)
DizzinessDepression
RashDrug Ineffective
FatigueAnxiety
HeadacheNausea
ManiaHeadache
ConvulsionBack Pain
Memory ImpairmentPain
NauseaWeight Decreased
InsomniaSuicide Attempt
DiarrhoeaFatigue

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lamictal2.80%20.71%28.54%31.90%16.04%
Neurontin6.63%27.86%36.14%21.23%8.13%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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:

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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