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Review: taking Levetiracetam and Ativan together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Levetiracetam and Ativan together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Levetiracetam and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,166 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 5,834 Levetiracetam users)

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,228 Ativan users)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 1,166 people who take Levetiracetam, Ativan are studied

Levetiracetam, Ativan outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Levetiracetam (levetiracetam)
- Ativan (lorazepam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Levetiracetam is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Ativan is effectiven/a44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure AcuteLarge Intestine PerforationConvulsionConvulsionAcute Hepatic FailureVulval Abscessn/aConvulsion
ConvulsionDiverticulitisTremorNauseaRhabdomyolysisFeeling AbnormalNausea
DiverticulitisPyrexiaAstheniaDysarthriaSeizuresGingivitisPain
Large Intestine PerforationRestlessnessFeeding DisorderFatigueDizzinessGrand Mal ConvulsionAnxiety
Mental Status ChangesSyncopeBlood Test AbnormalParanoiaConfusionAbasiaVomiting
Drug IneffectivePainPneumonitisVomitingPancytopeniaAphagiaAsthenia
SyncopeComaInterstitial Lung DiseaseMigraineAgitationComplex Partial SeizuresHeadache
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedConvulsionWeight DecreasedAstheniaCoughActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedHypertension
PancreatitisAstheniaActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedSomnolenceBlood UrineDrug IneffectiveFatigue
Engraftment SyndromeHallucinationAphagiaCondition AggravatedBone Marrow DepressionSomnolenceDiarrhoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Levetiracetam is effective81.82%
(9 of 11 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
Ativan is effective76.92%
(10 of 13 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionConvulsion
PainVomiting
NauseaNausea
AnxietyHeadache
AstheniaFatigue
DepressionHypotension
DizzinessHypertension
DiarrhoeaGrand Mal Convulsion
PneumoniaRespiratory Failure
HeadacheRenal Failure Acute

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Levetiracetam is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
Ativan is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stevens-johnson SyndromeOverdoseConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsion
HospitalisationBulbar PalsyHeadachePancreatitisVision BlurredNauseaPainAsthenia
Rectal HaemorrhageAstheniaVomitingTachycardiaNauseaFatigueDizzinessNausea
AreflexiaGrand Mal ConvulsionHeadacheNeutropeniaVomitingAnxietyPneumonia
ConstipationSedationNauseaDeep Vein ThrombosisDepressionNauseaHypertension
DroolingRhinorrhoeaEmotional DistressAnxietyDiarrhoeaHypotensionMental Status Changes
Vocal Cord DisorderWeight IncreasedAnxietyTachycardiaHeadacheDyspnoeaRespiratory Failure
TracheitisRenal Failure AcutePainPainLoss Of ConsciousnessPneumoniaVomiting
Muscular WeaknessAbdominal DistensionVomitingWound ComplicationFallSomnolenceDiarrhoea
ApnoeaGlaucomaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationChest PainDyspnoeaMuscular WeaknessAnxiety

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Why is restoril showing poaitive in my urin when i never took this drug (1 answer)
    I have been ill for 15 years, taking Methadone all the while along with Soma and Hydrocodone for break thru pain. I now include Lyrica daily.I have had 2 back surgeries, one detailing rod and cage around L4 L5 in 2007. Most recent Nov 2013 at the Laser Spine Institute for spine decompression in that same area. Diagnosed w/ Arachnoiditis 15 yrs ago when working full time and since Methadone seems to be my only safe bet to take so that I can function. 4 years on Hizentra IVG home treatment every week. Lorazapam was prescribed for panic. Tried Diazapam more than 8-9 months ago, however that drug seems to back up in my system therefore I get no immediate relief but sort of a knock out sleep 8 hours later so we went back to Lorazapam. I am now unfortunately disabled, mostly homebound and 60 yrs old. Since this past August my urin specimen has come back positive for Restoril. This past month Restoril is still positive and described as habitual use. I am staring down a discharge from my physician who I care for, respect and admire, I never ever thought this would happen. We just took another test I offered to get another different Lab test she told me to wait so I am but its killing me. I never took a sleeping other than Unisom OTC in my Entire life. Never been prescribed Restoril, no offense but would never take it on top of what I already take and Lord knows how I would react to this drug. If I am awake all night that's just the way it is and I live with it. Why is this foreign drug showing up in my system? Please help. Thank you kindly, Louise
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    I have had the implant for 7 years. Recently the doc was concerned about more frequent palpations and my blood pressure was up. So first I was put on a couple blood pressure pills, but just a couple weeks. Then they took me off of those and put me on the Diltiazem. When anxiety skyrocketed and I ended up in the hospital, they put me on the Lorazepam. It worked pretty well for a day or two. But the anxiety is creeping back up. I took a cup of CalMag this morning and it helped bring it down to reasonable. Is it possible that the medication is what is causing the serious anxiety? I have never been anxious like this. And it fill me with adrenaline and then I just feel worse.
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  • The bloody urine occurs @ intervals of 1-2 times per month and lasts apx. 3 -4 days. It seems to clear up with fluid intake.
    Patient has had an indwelling cath for 9months due to BPH. Cath is changed every 28 -32days.
    The patient also is HOH, but appears to have a recent sudden onset of increased hearing loss. The patient has a hearing aid in place in one ear only.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Patient is on the autism spectrum. Several EEGs have been performed, but no definitive diagnosis of epilepsy. Tonic-clonic seizures may have all been caused by Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am totally messed up - sometimes I cannot function.

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    Sheryl on Mar, 4, 2013:

    I am a 39 year old female with serious nerve pain radiating from my spine - shoulder blade - rt arm - rt chest and often up my neck.

    I've spent 1000's and 1000's on different treatments, take a lot of vit's, am active and exercise and still suffer -I've tried many meds - and Lorazapam hands down is the most effective - I take just .5 before bed - pain is gone is about 1 hr and I sleep through the night - my Dr although has had me use every med under the sun, including narcotics -which are barely effective but make me feel terrible - is hesitant to prescribe lorazapam - crazy really!!! I dont use it during the day - I use Baclofen (Muscle relaxor) which is 'helpful' but I am concerned about using Lorazapam all day.

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