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Review: Lamictal and Keppra Xr

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Keppra Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,425 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,571 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Keppra Xr (latest outcomes from 441 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 3,423 people who take Lamictal, Keppra Xr are studied

Lamictal, Keppra Xr outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Keppra Xr (levetiracetam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
43.75%
(14 of 32 people)
53.85%
(14 of 26 people)
55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Keppra Xr is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
59.38%
(19 of 32 people)
75.00%
(18 of 24 people)
56.25%
(9 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
RashConvulsionPyrexiaDrug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsionRashGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseConvulsion
ConvulsionPyrexiaDrug Exposure During PregnancyDiarrhoeaMood AlteredDermatitis ExfoliativeFrostbiteDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
PyrexiaDepressionInsomniaInsomniaThermal BurnPulmonary EmbolismDysphagiaGrand Mal Convulsion
Stevens-johnson SyndromeHeadacheIrritabilityPyrexiaAggressionConvulsionBlood Creatinine IncreasedFatigue
PruritusRashDiarrhoeaRespiratory DisorderThrombocytopeniaAgitationHypokinesiaCondition Aggravated
Grand Mal ConvulsionFallCoughEar CongestionPruritusHypotensionMusculoskeletal StiffnessRash
VomitingThrombocytopeniaAtrial Septal DefectMotor Developmental DelayStevens-johnson SyndromeLaryngeal OedemaSclerodermaDizziness
Status EpilepticusDrug HypersensitivityMotor Developmental DelayUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionRashThrombosisRhinalgiaDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDrug Exposure During PregnancyLivedo ReticularisRespiratory DistressOral DisorderHypokalaemiaPain In ExtremityHeadache
Condition AggravatedCondition AggravatedEar CongestionTachypnoeaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedBronchial ObstructionPainNausea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective41.77%
(33 of 79 people)
56.25%
(18 of 32 people)
Keppra Xr is effective56.41%
(44 of 78 people)
51.52%
(17 of 33 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionConvulsion
Drug Exposure During PregnancyGrand Mal Convulsion
Grand Mal ConvulsionFatigue
FatigueCondition Aggravated
HeadacheRash
DizzinessFall
NauseaStatus Epilepticus
Drug IneffectiveAggression
RashDepression
Condition AggravatedDizziness

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lamictal is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
27.66%
(13 of 47 people)
38.64%
(17 of 44 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
31.03%
(9 of 29 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
Keppra Xr is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
32.65%
(16 of 49 people)
45.45%
(20 of 44 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
32.26%
(10 of 31 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsion
Ventricular Septal DefectAggressionCondition AggravatedDrug Exposure During PregnancyDrug Exposure During PregnancyDizzinessFatigueConfusional State
Drug Exposure During PregnancyRashGrand Mal ConvulsionGrand Mal ConvulsionEpilepsyDrug IneffectiveHeadacheDizziness
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyCondition AggravatedDepressionNauseaNauseaGrand Mal ConvulsionUrinary Tract InfectionAsthenia
Foetal Exposure During PregnancyAbnormal BehaviourAggressionFatigueGrand Mal ConvulsionHeadacheAstheniaNausea
Congenital HydronephrosisThrombocytopeniaThrombocytopeniaDrug IneffectiveCondition AggravatedRashSomnolenceFall
Eyelid Ptosis CongenitalDrug IneffectiveEpilepsyVomitingHeadacheCondition AggravatedDizzinessDepression
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedEncephalopathyRashDizzinessDizzinessFatigueConfusional StateFatigue
Jaundice NeonatalHyperpyrexiaFatiguePregnancyFatigueSomnolenceEpilepsyTremor
Sudden DeathMetabolic AcidosisStevens-johnson SyndromeEpilepsyRashNauseaGrand Mal ConvulsionRash

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist an ...

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    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Blackouts Seizure, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Abilify, Lamictal, Pristiq)
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    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing work ...

  • Lamicta side effect nausa and vomiting after years of takin it for bi-polar
    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Vomiting, Nausea, and takes Lamictal)
    I been taking Lamictal for a couple of years. With no side effects. Presently I starter having nausea, and dry heaves , I went to the specialist they run test for stomach hernia, etc etc. they did not find any thing wrong. Today I noatice I experience nausea after taking Lamictal I experience ...

  • Does anybody know if lamictal xr increases ck levels?
    (Asked by a 29 year old man who has Bipolar Disorder, and takes Lamictal XR)
    I was only taking Notryptiline 50 mg a day, 400 mg (200mg x 2 a day) of Lamectal XR, and my CK levels keep on going up. Which one of these medications is raising my CK levels? Does anybody know? Please help. In March of 2014, I was hospitalized due to 5000 CK levels. I was released with CK ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Keppra Xr (levetiracetam) is often used to treat epilepsy. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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