Depakote vs Lamotrigine for Depression

Depakote
(Rx)
Lamotrigine
(Rx)
Depakote is an epilepsy medication and a bipolar medication.
Lamotrigine is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.4
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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March 10, 1983
June 17, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
88,519 Discussions
27,785 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Mania
#5 for Epilepsy
#6 for Migraines
Depakote is prescribed for Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Seizures, Mania and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamotrigine is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dep
Weight Gain
10
Hair Loss
3
Weight Loss
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Irritability
2
Rash
1
Nausea
1
Drowsiness
1
Allergy
1
Dizziness
1
Lam
Rash
5
Weight Gain
3
Insomnia
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Irritability
2
Dizziness
2
Nausea
1
Weight Loss
1
Allergy
1
Drowsiness
1
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Weight Gain
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3
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Lam
3
0
Weight Loss
Dep
Lam
2
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dep
Lam
2
2
Irritability
Dep
Lam
2
2
Rash
Dep
Lam
1
5
Nausea
Dep
Lam
1
1
Drowsiness
Dep
Lam
1
1
Allergy
Dep
Lam
1
1
Dizziness
Dep
Lam
1
2
Rash
Lam
Dep
5
1
Weight Gain
Lam
Dep
3
10
Insomnia
Lam
Dep
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Dep
2
2
Irritability
Lam
Dep
2
2
Dizziness
Lam
Dep
2
1
Nausea
Lam
Dep
1
1
Weight Loss
Lam
Dep
1
2
Allergy
Lam
Dep
1
1
Drowsiness
Lam
Dep
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Depakote is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
C Category C
Before taking Lamotrigine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Depakote and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lamotrigine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg
Capsule: 125 mg
Tablet: 25 mg(14)-50 mg (14)-100 mg (7), 25mg (14)-50 mg (14)-100mg (7), 50 mg(14)-100mg (14)-200 mg (7), 25 mg (84) -100 mg (14), 50 mg (42) -100 mg (14), 25 mg (42) -100 mg (7), 25 mg (21) -50 mg (7), 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg, 25 mg (35)
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Divalproex Sodium
Lamotrigine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Depakote and Lamotrigine: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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