Opana er vs. Lamictal


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Opana er and Lamictal. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 133,973 people who take Opana er 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 oxymorphone hydrochloride and lamotrigine (the active ingredients of Opana er and Lamictal, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Opana er?

Opana er has active ingredients of oxymorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Opana er 28,661 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

133,973 people who take Opana er and Lamictal are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Opana er vs Lamictal drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Opana Er (oxymorphone hydrochloride)
  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Most common side effects:

Opana Er:
  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
  1. Death
  2. Overdose
  3. Drug Abuse
  4. Drug Dependence
  5. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal (prenatal nas is caused by discontinuation of drugs taken by the pregnant mother)
  6. Drug Ineffective
  7. Accidental Overdose
  8. Drug Diversion
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  10. Drug Effect Decreased

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

Opana Er:
  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)
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Drug Effect Decreased
  3. Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Constipation
  6. Abdominal Discomfort
  7. Vomiting
  8. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  9. Abdominal Pain Upper
  10. Weight Increased

Drug effectiveness:

Opana Er:
  • not at all: 3.47 %
  • somewhat: 18.19 %
  • moderate: 30.76 %
  • high: 31.12 %
  • very high: 16.45 %
  • not at all: 4.88 %
  • somewhat: 22.65 %
  • moderate: 40.77 %
  • high: 21.25 %
  • very high: 10.45 %

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