Depakote vs Neurontin

Depakote
(Rx)
Neurontin
(Rx)
Depakote is an epilepsy medication and a bipolar medication.
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
3.0
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
3.5
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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March 10, 1983
December 30, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
88,559 Discussions
148,841 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 Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Neuropathy
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#11 for Migraines
#12 for RLS
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Pain Burning
#19 for Shingles
Neurontin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Seizures, Numbness and Tingling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms, Headaches, Bipolar Disorder and Migraines, although it is not approved for these conditions.
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
Neu
Dizziness
2
Drowsiness
2
Nausea
1
Weight Loss
1
Rash
1
Grogginess
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tinnitus
1
Suicide
1
Psychosis
1
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Weight Gain
Dep
Neu
10
0
Hair Loss
Dep
Neu
3
0
Weight Loss
Dep
Neu
2
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dep
Neu
2
0
Irritability
Dep
Neu
2
0
Rash
Dep
Neu
1
1
Nausea
Dep
Neu
1
1
Drowsiness
Dep
Neu
1
2
Allergy
Dep
Neu
1
0
Dizziness
Dep
Neu
1
2
Dizziness
Neu
Dep
2
1
Drowsiness
Neu
Dep
2
1
Nausea
Neu
Dep
1
1
Weight Loss
Neu
Dep
1
2
Rash
Neu
Dep
1
1
Grogginess
Neu
Dep
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Dep
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Dep
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Dep
1
0
Psychosis
Neu
Dep
1
0
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 Neurontin 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 Neurontin 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
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Divalproex Sodium
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Depakote and Neurontin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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