Ms contin vs. Lamictal

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Ms contin and Lamictal. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 240,235 people who take Ms contin and Lamictal, 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 morphine sulfate and lamotrigine (the active ingredients of Ms contin and Lamictal, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Ms contin?

Ms contin has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ms contin 36,151 users)

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 64,115 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 Mar, 09, 2019

240,235 people who take Ms contin and Lamictal are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ms contin vs Lamictal drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Ms Contin (morphine sulfate)
  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Most common side effects:

Ms Contin:
  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
Lamictal:
  1. Death
  2. Overdose
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Drug Hypersensitivity
  5. Vomiting
  6. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Drug Ineffective
  10. Pyrexia (fever)

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

Ms Contin:
  1. Rash
  2. Depression
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Anxiety
  5. Dizziness
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Lamictal:
  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Constipation
  6. Vomiting
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  9. Fall
  10. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)

Drug effectiveness:

Ms Contin:
  • not at all: 3.47 %
  • somewhat: 18.18 %
  • moderate: 30.77 %
  • high: 31.12 %
  • very high: 16.46 %
Lamictal:
  • not at all: 3.7199999999999998 %
  • somewhat: 23.12 %
  • moderate: 41.19 %
  • high: 24.76 %
  • very high: 7.21 %

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