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Review: Lamictal and Keppra Xr





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 3,426 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 Lamictal 40,599 users)

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

On Nov, 26, 2014: 3,424 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)
52.94%
(9 of 17 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)
50.00%
(17 of 34 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)
32.00%
(16 of 50 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 BehaviourAggressionDrug IneffectiveGrand Mal ConvulsionHeadacheAstheniaNausea
Congenital HydronephrosisThrombocytopeniaThrombocytopeniaFatigueCondition 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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can my wife who is on seizure medication lamictal take moringa oleifera?
    I also take methadone was wondering if a I could use morning a oleifera
  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    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 and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
  • Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
    Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?
  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    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 worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you
  • Lamicta side effect nausa and vomiting after years of takin it for bi-polar (1 answer)
    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 dry heaves attacks. Nausea and vomiting is a side effect of Lamicta in a very small percentage of people. Has anybody suffer nausea and vomiting after taking Lamictal for a log period of time but not in the beginning?
    Sorry about the English. English is my second language Thank you

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • My nails never used to grow before and now they're growing like crazy?

    Reply

  • From this study (5 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 .

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

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

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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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