Gabitril vs Lamictal

Gabitril
(Rx)
Lamictal
(Rx)
Gabitril is an epilepsy medication.
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.3
Helpfulness
for Seizures
2.7
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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September 30, 1997
December 27, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,056 Discussions
205,548 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Seizures
#3 for Epilepsy
Our data suggest that some patients take Gabitril for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use. In addition, it is prescribed for Seizures and Epilepsy.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamictal 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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Gab
Depression
10
Insomnia
5
Tiredness
3
Weight Gain
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Psychosis
1
Headaches
1
RLS
1
Nausea
1
Drowsiness
1
Lam
Rash
5
Weight Gain
4
Insomnia
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Irritability
2
Weight Loss
1
Dizziness
1
Nausea
1
Allergy
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Gabitril
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Lamictal
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Depression
Gab
Lam
10
0
Insomnia
Gab
Lam
5
3
Tiredness
Gab
Lam
3
0
Weight Gain
Gab
Lam
3
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Gab
Lam
2
2
Psychosis
Gab
Lam
1
0
Headaches
Gab
Lam
1
0
RLS
Gab
Lam
1
0
Nausea
Gab
Lam
1
1
Drowsiness
Gab
Lam
1
0
Rash
Lam
Gab
5
0
Weight Gain
Lam
Gab
4
3
Insomnia
Lam
Gab
3
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Gab
2
2
Irritability
Lam
Gab
2
0
Weight Loss
Lam
Gab
1
0
Dizziness
Lam
Gab
1
0
Nausea
Lam
Gab
1
1
Allergy
Lam
Gab
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
Gab
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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C Category C
Before taking Gabitril during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Lamictal 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 Gabitril and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lamictal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 12 mg, 16 mg, 20 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Tiagabine Hcl
Lamotrigine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabitril and Lamictal: 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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