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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 3,424 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 40,519 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Keppra xr (latest outcomes from 439 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 3,422 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)
52.94%
(9 of 17 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)
53.33%
(8 of 15 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 effective41.03%
(32 of 78 people)
56.25%
(18 of 32 people)
Keppra Xr is effective55.84%
(43 of 77 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
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)
37.21%
(16 of 43 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)
44.19%
(19 of 43 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 BehaviourAggressionFatigueCondition AggravatedHeadacheAstheniaNausea
Congenital HydronephrosisThrombocytopeniaThrombocytopeniaDrug IneffectiveGrand Mal ConvulsionRashSomnolenceFall
Eyelid Ptosis CongenitalDrug IneffectiveEpilepsyVomitingDizzinessCondition AggravatedDizzinessDepression
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedEncephalopathyRashDizzinessHeadacheFatigueConfusional StateFatigue
Jaundice NeonatalHyperpyrexiaFatiguePregnancyFatigueSomnolenceEpilepsyTremor
Sudden DeathMetabolic AcidosisStevens-johnson SyndromeEpilepsyRashNauseaGrand Mal ConvulsionRash

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 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 (6 months 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 (8 months ago):

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

    Reply

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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:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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