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Lamictal vs Topamax

Lamictal
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Topamax
Other name: Lamotrigine Lamotrigine
Other name: Topiramate Topiramate
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
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4.5
Concern level
3.4
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.5
Concern level
3.3
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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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Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce...
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Paranoia
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2
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1
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1
Forgetfulness
1
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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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Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce...
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or 1 yr. I had terrible memory loss and blurred vision....
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" ...I had been on topamax for 1 yr. I had terrible memory loss and blurred vision. My Dr. changed me to... "

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My doctor switched me to Topamax and that is working great
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" I was on lamictal for a week or so and I felt better, but I needed to be taken off because I got a horribe rash and was itching soo ...please be careful, My doctor switched me to Topamax and that is... "

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Good luck switching medications. After I got off topam...
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" ...from tomapax to lamictal. I switched because the of memory problems. Lamictal worked great for me seizures, but I got \"the rash\". Good luck switching medications. After I got off... "

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like daisygrayce. I love my topomax! I crave zero junk...
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" I gained weight on Lamictal and Lithium, plus my ...swings were awful. My pdoc took me off the Lamictal and put me on ...- just like daisygrayce. I love my topomax! I crave zero junk... "

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w on here about topomax causing hair loss. So i looked up la...
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" ...here to find out about topomax because the lamictal is makin me gain a lot of weight, then i saw on here about topomax causing hair loss. So i looked up lamictal and hair loss and i see a ...very... "

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on Topamax for about a year. I must say it worked well at...
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" I was on Topamax for about a year. I must say it worked well at first but ...manic and switched to... "

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off it cold. I'm going on to topomax half pill for 4 days...
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" I really loved my lamictal. Unfortunately I got the rash twice. My doc took me off it cold. I'm going on to topomax half pill for 4... "

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he topamax. I am afraid I can't help with the keppra. Hop...
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" ...my seizres worse, so my dose had to be reduced and topamax got added. I can ...highter then 225mg on Lamictal becuase of the insomnia but at 225mg I do not get any side effects that I am aware... "

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nightmares that more vivid, and actually gave me nightmares...
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" For me topamax made my experiences subjectively much more vivid, so say i was watching a tv program, i would get frightened by things like spiders(well this one recluse spider) or tarantulas. So,... "

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it appeared I called the doctor and we switched her to Topom...
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" my daughter was put on Lamictal and within a week she developed the \"deadly rash\" it sort of looks like sea lice, we were keeping an eye out for this so as soon as it appeared I called the doctor... "

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