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Depakote vs Lamotrigine for Depression

Depakote
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Lamotrigine
Other name: Depakote ER Depakote ER
Other name: Lamictal Lamictal
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
3.6
Helpfulness
for Depression
4.2
Concern level
3.4
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Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ...
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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Withdrawal
2
Irritability
2
Rash
1
Nausea
1
Allergies
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5
Psychotic
2
Dizzy
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Nausea
1
Drowsy
1
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1
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1
Hair Loss
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
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Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ...
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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I too have taken Depakote in the past and I gained a...
" Lamotrigine has been wonderful for me Zoezie. It's a really ...my rapid cycling and my depression. I'm so sorry you're having problems. I too have taken Depakote in the past and I gained a ton of weight.... "

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f that and started on Depakote. I have about 3 weeks le...
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" ...really appreciate it. I have bipolar II and tend to be more depressive than manic. Lamotrigine made my depression worse, so I've been taken off that and started on Depakote. I... "

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s had such a great effect on my mood, but the weight gain is...
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" Depakote :( Depakote :( It's had such a great effect on my mood, but the weight gain is horrible, I really ...I haven't. I've taken my lamotrigine as normal. I'm generally pissed off ...want to go... "

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is depression. I switched from Depakote to Lamotrigine and...
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" Lamotrigine (lamictal) is the mood stabilizer ...your main concern is depression. I switched from Depakote to Lamotrigine and I lost 20 ...a month. I've had no side effects from lamotrigine. At my first ap... "

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advice. I started with depakote, and it helped at first....
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" Thanks for the advice. I started with depakote, and it helped at first. After about ...2 months I started feeling depressed... "

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to stop. Depakote works really well for me now, but I kinda...
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" I tool lamotrigine and felt great, except that I developed the dreaded allergy ...and had to stop. Depakote works really... "

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so I am alergic to it and back in 1998 I was on Depakote...
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" ...two others which disagreed with my body I was on Lamotrigine and broke out in a rash so I am alergic to it and back in 1998 I was on Depakote it was a big pink pill I remember it... "

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weight when put on another mood stabilizer, Depakote, and...
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" ...sold as a generic - lamotrigine. I take it and have ...from it. I did gain weight when put on another mood stabilizer, Depakote, and weight gain with ...I have had virtually no side effects from taking the... "

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non-SJS rash on lamotrigine literally overnight....
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" ...developed an all-over-my-body non-SJS rash on lamotrigine literally overnight. Just a few weeks on my starting dose. Contacted my docs immediately and went off the med at their instruction. The... "

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psychiatrist. Depakote caused severe constipation and I...
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" ...to assass effectiveness and review results with your psychiatrist. Depakote caused severe constipation and I had to discontinue that frog. Lamotrigine is working for me but also has caused me I... "

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