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A study for a 49-year old woman who takes Keppra, Vimpat, Zoloft, Vimpat

Summary: 87 female patients aged 49 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 49 year old female patient who has Complex Partial Seizures, Hormone Replacement Therapy. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,228 Keppra users)

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 2,067 Vimpat users)

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,343 Zoloft users)

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 2,067 Vimpat users)

What are the conditions

Complex partial seizures (epileptic seizure) can be treated by Keppra, Lamictal, Vimpat, Trileptal, Topamax. (latest reports from 2,386 Complex Partial Seizures patients)

Hormone replacement therapy can be treated by Estradiol, Premarin, Vivelle-dot, Progesterone, Estrace, Prempro. (latest reports from 33,564 Hormone Replacement Therapy patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 87 females aged 45 (±5) who take Keppra, Vimpat, Zoloft, Vimpat are studied

Keppra, Vimpat, Zoloft, Vimpat outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 45

Gender: female

Conditions: Complex Partial Seizures, Hormone Replacement Therapy

Drugs taking:
- Keppra - 500MG (levetiracetam): used for 5 - 10 years
- Vimpat - 50MG (lacosamide): used for < 1 month
- Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride): used for 5 - 10 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
VimpatThe drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Keppra is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Vimpat is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Zoloft is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Vimpat is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Hair Lossn/an/aConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Granulocytopenia (lack of granulocyte)Abdominal Pain UpperGait DisturbanceNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hepatic Cancer Metastatic (liver cancer - metastatic)Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Granulocytopenia (lack of granulocyte)Diplopia (double vision)VomitingBreast Cancer MetastaticDizziness
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)Feeling DrunkMuscle TwitchingMigraine (headache)Gait Disturbance
Drug IneffectiveAnxietyAggressionSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Headache (pain in head)
Psychotic DisorderMemory ImpairmentVertigoFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Memory Impairment
Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)Dysarthria (speech disorder)Diplopia (double vision)
Abdominal Pain UpperFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cardiac ArrestLeukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Loss Of ConsciousnessAcute Psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour)AnosmiaThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessFeeling AbnormalCentral Nervous System Lesion (an abnormality in tissue of brain or spinal cord)Hepatocellular Injury (liver injury)Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Complex Partial Seizures
- support group for people who have Hormone Replacement Therapy
- support group for people who take Keppra
- support group for people who take Vimpat
- support group for people who take Vimpat
- support group for people who take Zoloft

Recent conversations of related support groups:

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More questions for: Complex Partial Seizures, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vimpat, Zoloft

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Pros and cons of vimpat for me
    I take a huge list of drugs unfortunately I have RA, Partial Small intestinal block, diabetes, asthma, allergies. Immune problems. Vimpat has done wonders for the migraines and seizure problems but the side effects are almost as bad. I have visual disturbances but I also have auras so who knows. The worst problems are shaking, memory, (worst is words) and sudden jerks and nerve firings which produce jerks or just loss of muscle control. Some of the random nerve firings can disrupt my whole body but they only last a fraction of a second and are more annoying than anything else. I tried at least one seizure agent from every category of meds nothing worked except Vimpat. I tried the whole range of dosing. Less than 300mg did not work and I only have the side effects above 250mg so apparently for me it has to cause side effects to work. Compared to the time losses, horrible headaches that are nearly continuous for for me they are worth it, I think. Now I am wondering now that I know where those effects are coming from.
  • The zoloft/vyvanse concoction ruined my life.
    I started taking these drugs about two months ago. I am diagnosed ADHD by a psychiatrist. I received these medications from a doctor whom I know and is married to a friend my wife. She, the doctor, gave them to me from her personal medications in a plastic baggy. I was given loose instructions for taking these on a piece of paper. I was never given the paperwork with warning signs. 10 days after starting these medications, I attacked my wife and am now separated. I am barred from seeing her and my daughter by means of a Victims Protective Order. I am a normally nonviolent person. Most who know me call me a peacemaker...a pacifist. I am still horrified by the events of that night. 15 seconds changed my life forever. I hope and pray my story helps others. Don't be naïve, as I was, when given medications. Ask questions.
  • Loss of menstruation
    Hi
    I stopped using setralin 50 µg in August 2014. (I have been taken it in 1 year for my PMS). After stopping taking the pills my period become very short in september and then desappeard. I got a funcional cyste (about 30 mm) and after 10-days treatment with progesterone I got my period in the end of oktober. Two weeks afterwards I got a spare bleeding and my gyn thought that it my be an ovulation bleeding. Anyhow I have not got my period yet. The samples taken in oktober showed low FSH and heigt E2. The doctor explained that it is posible that stopping setralin could cause this hormonal imbalance. I must say that my periods were not so regular for very long time like during that year with setralin but I had other side effects like problem with concentartion, nussea etc.
    For many years ago I was on Zoloft but I had not experienced the same problem. When I started the treatment this time they did not want to give me zoloft (because of the price). I had no choice but i experienced many symptoms from different generica of Setralin. I will meet my doctor om Monday again.
  • Soar throat after taking sertaline
    half a pill first timw. severe soar throat 2 hrs after taking 25mg
  • Miscarriage 6 weeks while on sertraline
    On sertraline 150 mg a day, alcohol (1+ drink a day) and high caffeine. Sertraline lowered to 100mg when 4.5 weeks pregnant, no alcohol no caffeine. Miscarried at 6 weeks.

More reviews for: Complex Partial Seizures, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vimpat, Zoloft

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • At first I thought this was gas/indigestion and treated it as such, but nothing would change. I rarely eat fried foods, and have extremely good cholesterol labs. The last attack was so painful I could not catch my breath and I could not walk on my own. I did not have a fever, but I thought somehow my appendix ruptured and was poisoning my stomach because I just wanted to pass out. I was shocked to learn I had gallstones and an enlarged gallbladder. I've had these symptoms for over 6 or 7 years. I was pregnant with twins in 2007, and would blame the twins for getting "too high" into my ribs when I had this pain with them, but I bet it was my gallbladder flaring up, even then. At that time, I would have been on Zoloft for 4 years.

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • After taking Keppra for 9 months following a grand mal seizure and subsequent brain tumor removal, I suddenly developed extreme OCD. I literally count everything. When I try to read,the phrases repeat in my head. The simplest task has become a monumental struggle. My physician has had me on 50 mg Sertraline for3 weeks now, along with Xanax. The OCD is still intense.

    Reply

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Person appears fine, very happy, playing with toys, sitting at table eating or sound asleep. Begins to make an "uh" sound. Quickly becomes very upset appearing terrified, moves in general circles reaching for any objects and throwing them with great force. Vocalization increases in volume as person becomes more upset. Will not make eye contact will not tolerate touch. Does not respond to any attempts to comfort. Person is affected with Angelman's Syndrome. Was on Onfi when the "fits" started. No previous history of any poor behaviors. Onfi was discontinued mid-August 2013.

    Reply

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