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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 3,433 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 40,720 Lamictal users)

Keppra xr has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 448 Keppra xr users)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 3,431 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%
(8 of 16 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)
60.00%
(21 of 35 people)
72.00%
(18 of 25 people)
55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective42.17%
(35 of 83 people)
55.88%
(19 of 34 people)
Keppra Xr is effective56.10%
(46 of 82 people)
52.78%
(19 of 36 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lamictal is effectiven/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
27.66%
(13 of 47 people)
38.64%
(17 of 44 people)
33.33%
(5 of 15 people)
31.25%
(10 of 32 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
Keppra Xr is effectiven/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
32.00%
(16 of 50 people)
45.45%
(20 of 44 people)
53.85%
(7 of 13 people)
35.29%
(12 of 34 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
RashConvulsionPyrexiaInsomniaConvulsionRashFrostbiteConvulsion
ConvulsionPyrexiaDrug Exposure During PregnancyDrug Exposure During PregnancyThermal BurnHypotensionDysphagiaDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
PyrexiaDepressionInsomniaDiarrhoeaAggressionConvulsionConnective Tissue DisorderGrand Mal Convulsion
Stevens-johnson SyndromeHeadacheIrritabilityPyrexiaMood AlteredPulmonary EmbolismBlood Creatinine IncreasedFatigue
PruritusFallDiarrhoeaConstipationPruritusDermatitis ExfoliativeHypokinesiaCondition Aggravated
Grand Mal ConvulsionThrombocytopeniaCoughEar CongestionThrombocytopeniaLaryngeal OedemaMusculoskeletal StiffnessRash
VomitingRashAtrial Septal DefectHeart Disease CongenitalStevens-johnson SyndromeAgitationSclerodermaDizziness
Status EpilepticusDrug HypersensitivityMotor Developmental DelayRespiratory DisorderRashHypokalaemiaRhinalgiaDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDrug Exposure During PregnancyLivedo ReticularisUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedThrombosisPain In ExtremityNausea
Condition AggravatedDizzinessEar CongestionRespiratory DistressConjunctival HyperaemiaBronchial ObstructionPainHeadache

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

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • my son has epilepsy and is developmentally delayed with autism spectrum disorder he also has a mutation in the 2q35 chromosome...he had a bad reaction to the lamotrigeine so he no longer takes it...he has been having issues with low potassium causing irregular heart beat and severe leg cramps and even siezures...the last seizure he had they discovered his potassium was low and so was his calcium then his potassium went to high...I would like to know as much as I can about the links between his meds and hypokalemia

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • No symptoms prior to physical. Found out about low platelets and enlarged spleen at that time. Very worried take lots of meds due to epilepsy

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

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

    Reply

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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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