Lamictal vs. Levetiracetam

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Lamictal and Levetiracetam. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 166,312 people who take Lamictal and Levetiracetam, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

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How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on lamotrigine and levetiracetam (the active ingredients of Lamictal and Levetiracetam, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 64,115 users)

What is Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Levetiracetam 27,967 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 09, 2019

166,312 people who take Lamictal and Levetiracetam are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lamictal vs Levetiracetam drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)
  • Levetiracetam (levetiracetam)

Most common side effects:

Lamictal:
  1. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Fall
  8. Dizziness
  9. Vomiting
  10. Pyrexia (fever)
Levetiracetam:
  1. Rash
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  4. Pyrexia (fever)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Depression
  10. Vomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

Lamictal:
  1. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  2. Depression
  3. Dizziness
  4. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  5. Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  7. Drug Ineffective
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Abnormal Behaviour
  10. Fall
Levetiracetam:
  1. Rash
  2. Depression
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Anxiety
  5. Dizziness
  6. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

Lamictal:
  • not at all: 4.16 %
  • somewhat: 14.37 %
  • moderate: 23.94 %
  • high: 34.53 %
  • very high: 23.0 %
Levetiracetam:
  • not at all: 3.46 %
  • somewhat: 18.16 %
  • moderate: 30.72 %
  • high: 31.25 %
  • very high: 16.41 %

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