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Review: Lyrica and Keppra

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lyrica and Keppra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 680 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,503 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,186 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 680 people who take Lyrica, Keppra are studied

Lyrica, Keppra outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- Keppra (levetiracetam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lyrica is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Keppra is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
ConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionFatigueConvulsionSeizuresCoughConvulsion
SomnolenceDizzinessDisturbance In AttentionConvulsionAdrenal InsufficiencyPulmonary Venous ThrombosisFatigue
Feeling AbnormalInsomniaEye IrritationDepression SuicidalInsomniaBrain InjuryDizziness
DizzinessPruritusDry MouthDepressionVisual Acuity ReducedSupraventricular TachycardiaSomnolence
Balance DisorderDepressionLow Density Lipoprotein IncreasedAuraOptic AtrophyKidney StonesDrug Ineffective
Gait DisturbanceT-cell LymphomaSimple Partial SeizuresSedationBalance DisorderWeight Increased
NauseaSuicidal IdeationNervous System DisorderParanoiaHeadachesFall
Suicide AttemptEpilepsyAtaxiaRespiratory Tract CongestionLoss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And NumbnessGrand Mal Convulsion
Disturbance In AttentionHeadacheConfusional StateAnxietyDrug IneffectiveEpilepsy
AstheniaRashCondition AggravatedCoordination AbnormalVisual Field DefectVision Blurred

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lyrica is effective25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
Keppra is effective46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionConvulsion
FatigueSomnolence
DizzinessFatigue
SomnolenceAggression
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDizziness
Vision BlurredOedema Peripheral
Memory ImpairmentConfusional State
FallGait Disturbance
EpilepsyGrand Mal Convulsion

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lyrica is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
11.76%
(2 of 17 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Keppra is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
17.65%
(3 of 17 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aMetabolic AcidosisConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsion
Calculus UrinaryBack PainCondition AggravatedWeight IncreasedSomnolenceEpilepsyFatigue
ConvulsionCervical Vertebral FracturePyrexiaDizzinessAtaxiaFatigueGrand Mal Convulsion
Haemodynamic InstabilityAggressionDrug Exposure During PregnancyCardiac ArrestFatigueGrand Mal ConvulsionHallucination
Drug IneffectivePsychotic DisorderEpilepsyVision BlurredDrug IneffectiveFallPancreatitis
Acidosis HyperchloraemicMemory ImpairmentPneumoniaMemory ImpairmentTremorSomnolenceDrug Ineffective
Abnormal BehaviourSedationFatigueImmune Reconstitution SyndromeWeight IncreasedAbdominal Distension
Drug Effect DecreasedBrain InjuryLoss Of ConsciousnessProgressive Multifocal LeukoencephalopathyDrug IneffectiveDysuria
ParanoiaPoisoningFallBack PainMemory ImpairmentConfusional State
Grand Mal ConvulsionConfusional StateOptic AtrophyDizzinessDyspnoeaSomnolence

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I am trying to find out if taking Lyrica has caused me to develop a chronic cough or if it is just allergies

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Over past 2 months have been increasing Keppra to present dose of 2000 miligrams daily. Low Sodium level detected 2 weeks ago, at 130. Dilantin is 600 miligrams daily.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i am on multiple meds after total removal of para and thyroid glands

    Reply

    june turner 256557 9964 on Apr, 17, 2012:

    i still have seizures most everday, pain from fibromyalgia, numbness in left arm hand ,leg and shoulder, need help on diagnosis and help. i have reactions to light ,heat, cold,sound, and numerous others due to this...

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lyrica (pregabalin) is often used to treat fibromyalgia. Keppra (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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