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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 3,307 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Mar, 30, 2014: 3,307 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lamictal, Keppra Xr are studied

Trend of Lamictal, Keppra Xr's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4464923)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Lamictal, Keppra Xr:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)1,698
Rash (redness)771
Drug Exposure During Pregnancy586
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)572
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)551
Dizziness461
Drug Ineffective412
Depression409
Condition Aggravated404
Headache (pain in head)389

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Lamictal, Keppra Xr:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)96
Pyrexia (fever)88
Diarrhoea76
Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)72
Cyanosis (lack of oxygen in body leads to blue appearance of skin ,mucous membrane nails)72
Aggression54
Insomnia (sleeplessness)52
Irritability50
Constipation48
Autonomic Nervous System Imbalance (autonomic nervous system is of net equal emphasis)48

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lamictal0.00%9.52%42.86%28.57%19.05%
Keppra Xr0.00%20.00%28.00%16.00%36.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Convulsion
  3. Partial seizures
  4. Complex partial seizures
  5. Grand mal convulsion

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid
  2. Tegretol
  3. Carbamazepine
  4. Clonazepam
  5. Dilantin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • 4,500 mg every night, 500 mg in the morning of lamictal
    600 mg of keppra every night, taken with the lamictal

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • twitching, deep aches, shaking, pain, cold feet, burning feet, inflammation

    Reply

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