Gabapentin vs Valproic Acid

Gabapentin
(Rx)
Valproic Acid
(Rx)
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Valproic Acid is an epilepsy medication and a bipolar medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Seizures
4.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Seizures
3.9
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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September 12, 2003
February 28, 1986
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
135,858 Discussions
5,879 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Depression
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Neuropathy
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#10 for RLS
#11 for Migraines
#12 for Epilepsy
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Shingles
#19 for Hot Flashes
#20 for Sciatica
Gabapentin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms and Headaches, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Seizures
#3 for Epilepsy
#4 for Depression
#5 for Migraines
#6 for Petit Mal
#7 for Grand Mal
Valproic Acid is prescribed for Seizures, Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Gab
Dizziness
4
Drowsiness
3
Nausea
3
Weight Loss
2
Euphoria
1
Dry Mouth
1
Grogginess
1
Mood Swings
1
Hallucinations
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Val
Weight Gain
9
Hair Loss
5
Nausea
4
Insomnia
3
Rash
3
Drowsiness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Dizziness
2
Thrombocytopenia
2
Weight Loss
2
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Gabapentin
Gab
Valproic Acid
Val
Dizziness
Gab
Val
4
2
Drowsiness
Gab
Val
3
3
Nausea
Gab
Val
3
4
Weight Loss
Gab
Val
2
2
Euphoria
Gab
Val
1
0
Dry Mouth
Gab
Val
1
0
Grogginess
Gab
Val
1
0
Mood Swings
Gab
Val
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Val
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Val
1
0
Weight Gain
Val
Gab
9
0
Hair Loss
Val
Gab
5
0
Nausea
Val
Gab
4
3
Insomnia
Val
Gab
3
0
Rash
Val
Gab
3
0
Drowsiness
Val
Gab
3
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Val
Gab
2
0
Dizziness
Val
Gab
2
4
Thrombocytopenia
Val
Gab
2
0
Weight Loss
Val
Gab
2
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Gabapentin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Valproic Acid during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Gabapentin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Valproic Acid and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill, Syrup
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Gabapentin
Valproic Acid, Valproate Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabapentin and Valproic Acid: 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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