Lamictal vs Topamax

Lamictal
(Rx)
Topamax
(Rx)
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Topamax is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.4
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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December 27, 1994
December 24, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
205,666 Discussions
132,048 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Weight Loss
#5 for Depression
#6 for Weight Gain
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Epilepsy
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Fibromyalgia
#11 for Mood Swings
#12 for Shaking
#13 for Addiction
Topamax is prescribed for Headaches and Seizures and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. It is taken to prevent Migraines. Our data suggest that Topamax is taken for Weight Issues, Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lam
Rash
10
Weight Gain
9
Insomnia
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Weight Loss
3
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Allergy
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Top
Tingling
5
Dizziness
4
Nausea
4
Hair Loss
4
Insomnia
3
Kidney Stones
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Irritability
2
Weakness
2
Vertigo
2
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Rash
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Top
10
0
Weight Gain
Lam
Top
9
0
Insomnia
Lam
Top
6
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Top
4
0
Irritability
Lam
Top
4
2
Weight Loss
Lam
Top
3
0
Dizziness
Lam
Top
2
4
Nausea
Lam
Top
2
4
Allergy
Lam
Top
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
Top
2
0
Tingling
Top
Lam
5
0
Dizziness
Top
Lam
4
2
Nausea
Top
Lam
4
2
Hair Loss
Top
Lam
4
0
Insomnia
Top
Lam
3
6
Kidney Stones
Top
Lam
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Top
Lam
2
0
Irritability
Top
Lam
2
4
Weakness
Top
Lam
2
0
Vertigo
Top
Lam
2
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 Lamictal during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Topamax 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 Lamictal and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Topamax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 15 mg, 25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Lamotrigine
Topiramate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lamictal and Topamax: 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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