Review: taking Levetiracetam and Ativan together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Levetiracetam and Ativan together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Levetiracetam and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,538 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Levetiracetam 8,287 users)

Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 37,985 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

1,538 people who take Levetiracetam, Ativan are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Levetiracetam and Ativan drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Levetiracetam:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Ativan:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Levetiracetam:
  • female: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • male: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)
Ativan:
  • female: 73.0% - (11 of 15 people)
  • male: 30.0% - (3 of 10 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Levetiracetam:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
Ativan:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (5 of 5 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • convulsion
  • renal failure acute
  • mental status changes
  • dizziness
  • suicide attempt
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • engraftment syndrome
  • hypertension
1 - 6 months:
  • syncope
  • convulsion
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diverticulitis
  • large intestine perforation
  • fall
  • restlessness
  • abasia
6 - 12 months:
  • convulsion
  • abasia
  • asthenia
  • complex partial seizures
  • muscle twitching
  • myoclonus
  • simple partial seizures
  • tremor
  • blood test abnormal
  • dysuria
1 - 2 years:
  • convulsion
  • dysarthria
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • accidental overdose
  • anxiety disorder
  • asthenia
  • bedwetting
  • depression
  • flatulence
2 - 5 years:
  • acute hepatic failure
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • agitation
  • convulsion
  • cough
  • blood urine
  • bone marrow depression
  • carnitine abnormal
  • confusion
  • dizziness
5 - 10 years:
  • abasia
  • complex partial seizures
  • muscle twitching
  • myoclonus
  • simple partial seizures
  • dysuria
  • eating disorder
  • vulval abscess
  • feeling abnormal
  • gingivitis
not specified:
  • convulsion
  • nausea
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • hypertension
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • convulsion
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • hypertension
male:
  • convulsion
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • nausea
  • confusional state
  • hypertension
  • grand mal convulsion
  • fatigue
  • drug ineffective
  • hypotension

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • drug ineffective
  • status epilepticus
  • convulsion
  • death
  • hypokalaemia
  • hypotension
  • pneumatosis intestinalis
  • hypertension
  • sinus bradycardia
  • tachycardia
2-9:
  • convulsion
  • overdose
  • apnoea
  • areflexia
  • asthenia
  • bulbar palsy
  • constipation
  • drooling
  • dysphagia
  • muscular weakness
10-19:
  • convulsion
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • hypertension
  • renal failure acute
  • grand mal convulsion
  • hypotension
  • sedation
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • decreased appetite
20-29:
  • convulsion
  • complex partial seizures
  • simple partial seizures
  • pancreatitis
  • headache
  • abasia
  • muscle twitching
  • myoclonus
  • hypotension
  • aggression
30-39:
  • convulsion
  • vision blurred
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • tachycardia
  • death
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • neutropenia
  • skin irritation
  • cellulitis
40-49:
  • convulsion
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • depression
  • pain
  • headache
  • loss of consciousness
  • arthralgia
50-59:
  • convulsion
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • confusional state
  • dyspnoea
  • muscular weakness
60+:
  • convulsion
  • asthenia
  • hypertension
  • nausea
  • mental status changes
  • diarrhoea
  • pneumonia
  • vomiting
  • respiratory failure
  • pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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