Lamictal vs. Alprazolam


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Lamictal and Alprazolam. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 273,070 people who take Lamictal and Alprazolam, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on lamotrigine and alprazolam (the active ingredients of Lamictal and Alprazolam, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 64,115 users)

What is Alprazolam?

Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alprazolam 76,662 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Feb, 22, 2019

273,070 people who take Lamictal and Alprazolam are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Lamictal vs Alprazolam drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Alprazolam (alprazolam)
  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Most common side effects:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Pain
  5. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Depression
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  10. Vomiting
  1. Rash
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  4. Pyrexia (fever)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Depression
  10. Vomiting

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

  1. Depression
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Pain
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Drug Ineffective
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Suicidal Ideation
  8. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  9. Weight Decreased
  10. Vomiting
  1. Rash
  2. Depression
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Dizziness
  5. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 1.6400000000000001 %
  • somewhat: 15.61 %
  • moderate: 34.06 %
  • high: 32.96 %
  • very high: 15.73 %
  • not at all: 3.5 %
  • somewhat: 18.25 %
  • moderate: 30.65 %
  • high: 31.04 %
  • very high: 16.56 %

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