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Valproate Sodium vs Lamotrigine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 31

This is personalized comparison of Valproate Sodium vs Lamotrigine for a female aged 31. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Valproate sodium (latest outcomes from 12,625 users) has active ingredients of valproate sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,738 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 30, 2014: 5,294 female patients aged 26 who take the same drugs are studied in Valproate Sodium vs Lamotrigine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female26Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Valproate Sodium valproate sodiumnot specified
Lamotrigine lamotriginenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 26 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Valproate SodiumLamotrigine
Lamotrigine

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valproate SodiumLamotrigine
Suicide AttemptDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Rash (redness)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Dizziness
Drug Exposure During PregnancyHeadache (pain in head)
VomitingVomiting
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
DepressionAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valproate SodiumLamotrigine
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedRash (redness)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Dizziness
Abnormal BehaviourDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman)Anxiety
Feeling AbnormalFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)Memory Impairment
VomitingTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Headache (pain in head)
Unresponsive To StimuliHeart Rate Irregular
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Valproate Sodium0.00%12.50%18.75%56.25%12.50%
Lamotrigine4.38%17.86%28.37%35.20%14.19%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Valproate Sodium (valproate sodium) is often used to treat epilepsy. Lamotrigine (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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.

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