- Are Depakote and Lamictal the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamictal?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Depakote?
- What is Lamictal?
- What is Depakote?
- What Drugs Interact with Lamictal?
- What Drugs Interact with Depakote?
- How Should Lamictal Be Taken?
- How Should Depakote Be Taken?
Are Lamictal and Depakote the Same Thing?
Lamictal (lamotrigine) and Depakote (divalproex sodium) are antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), also called anticonvulsants, used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications for treating certain types of seizures.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamictal?
Lamictal may cause serious side effects, including:
- shaking (tremors),
- tired feeling,
- loss of coordination,
- double vision,
- blurred vision,
- upset stomach,
- stomach pain,
- dry mouth,
- changes in menstrual periods,
- back pain,
- sore throat,
- runny nose, or
- sleep problems (insomnia).
Serious side effects of Lamictal you should report to your doctor include:
- worsening depression or suicidal thoughts, and
- flu-like symptoms such as body aches or swollen glands.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Depakote?
Common side effects of Depakote include:
- stomach upset,
- mood swings,
- changes in menstrual periods,
- enlarged breasts,
- weight changes,
- tremor (shaking),
- vision changes,
- unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, and
- hair loss.
What is Lamictal?
Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anticonvulsant used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications for treating certain types of seizures.
What is Depakote?
Depakote (divalproex sodium) is a stable coordination compound comprised of sodium valproate and valproic acid used to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and migraine headaches. Generic Depakote (termed divalproex sodium) is available under several other names.
What Drugs Interact With Lamictal?
What Drugs Interact With Depakote?
Depakote may interact with carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, or rifampin.
Depakote may also interact with ritonavir, aspirin, carbapenem antibiotics, felbamate, amitriptyline, nortriptyline, clonazepam, diazepam, ethosuximide, lamotrigine, tolbutamide, warfarin, zidovudine, lorazepam, and topiramate.
How Should Lamictal Be Taken?
- Lamictal doses depend on the condition being treated and on whether it is used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications.
How Should Depakote Be Taken?
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