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Review: taking Lamictal and Keppra Xr together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lamictal and Keppra Xr together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Keppra Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,431 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,628 Lamictal users)

Keppra xr has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 444 Keppra xr users)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 3,429 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)
44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
44.12%
(15 of 34 people)
53.85%
(14 of 26 people)
52.63%
(10 of 19 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Keppra Xr is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
60.61%
(20 of 33 people)
72.00%
(18 of 25 people)
55.56%
(10 of 18 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 PregnancyConvulsionRashFrostbiteConvulsion
ConvulsionPyrexiaDrug Exposure During PregnancyDiarrhoeaThermal BurnHypotensionDysphagiaDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
PyrexiaDepressionInsomniaInsomniaMood AlteredConvulsionConnective Tissue DisorderGrand Mal Convulsion
Stevens-johnson SyndromeHeadacheIrritabilityPyrexiaAggressionPulmonary EmbolismBlood Creatinine IncreasedFatigue
PruritusFallDiarrhoeaRespiratory DisorderPruritusDermatitis ExfoliativeHypokinesiaCondition Aggravated
Grand Mal ConvulsionThrombocytopeniaCoughEar CongestionThrombocytopeniaLaryngeal OedemaMusculoskeletal StiffnessRash
VomitingRashAtrial Septal DefectMotor Developmental DelayStevens-johnson SyndromeAgitationSclerodermaDizziness
Status EpilepticusDrug HypersensitivityMotor Developmental DelayUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionRashHypokalaemiaRhinalgiaDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDrug Exposure During PregnancyLivedo ReticularisRespiratory DistressRhabdomyolysisThrombosisPain In ExtremityNausea
Condition AggravatedDizzinessEar CongestionTachypnoeaOral DisorderBronchial ObstructionPainHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective42.68%
(35 of 82 people)
54.55%
(18 of 33 people)
Keppra Xr is effective56.79%
(46 of 81 people)
51.43%
(18 of 35 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionConvulsion
Drug Exposure During PregnancyGrand Mal Convulsion
Grand Mal ConvulsionFatigue
FatigueCondition Aggravated
HeadacheRash
DizzinessFall
NauseaStatus Epilepticus
RashAggression
Drug IneffectiveDepression
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)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
31.25%
(10 of 32 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
Keppra Xr is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
32.00%
(16 of 50 people)
45.45%
(20 of 44 people)
77.78%
(7 of 9 people)
35.29%
(12 of 34 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 BehaviourAggressionDrug IneffectiveGrand Mal ConvulsionHeadacheAstheniaNausea
Congenital HydronephrosisThrombocytopeniaThrombocytopeniaFatigueCondition AggravatedRashSomnolenceFall
Eyelid Ptosis CongenitalDrug IneffectiveEpilepsyVomitingHeadacheCondition AggravatedEpilepsyDepression
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedEncephalopathyRashDizzinessDizzinessFatigueDizzinessFatigue
Jaundice NeonatalHyperpyrexiaFatiguePregnancyFatigueSomnolenceConfusional StateTremor
Sudden DeathMetabolic AcidosisStevens-johnson SyndromeEpilepsyRashNauseaGrand Mal ConvulsionRash

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • have had seizure while driving - have been extremely stressed as of late with job loss & death of close personal friend. have extreme anxiety as other job has had a severe cut in work hours. financial worries about jobs - making house payments, bills , etc. Seizure lasts only a very short time & have no warning of partial seizure I am fine soon afterward with no side effects .

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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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