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What Experiences Do People Have With Lamictal And Briviact?

What Experiences Do People Have With Lamictal And Briviact?

I am currently taking 1500 twice a day of Keppra and 150 of Vimpat twice a day. I have vision and fatigue as my two major side effects with Keppra and have talked with my doctor about switching medications. I would continue with the Vimpat, but switch my Keppra to either Lamictal or Briviact. I have done research on both, but would like to hear experiences people have had with both before I make any decisions.

Thank you in advance, I appreciate it!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Keppra has been known not to be very nice to patients on the drug including me during a time. Keppra will give you anxiety, mood swings, loss of balance and fatigue just to name a few. When taking it I had 8 side effects. I am using Briviact and it working pretty good. But once again everyone is different and side effects will vary. Talk to your doctor and ask 999 questions.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've been on both Lamictal and Vimpat for 14years, they both work great for me.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My son is on 350 mg of Lamictal in am and pm. He was on keppra and it made him crazy. So i made the Dr take him off it. He is also on Klonopin 1 mg in pm. Lamictal has dedinitely helped. He also takes some depression and anxiety meds. As you know that comes along with Epilepsy.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don’t know about Briviact, but lamictal can cause you to have Kidney Stones after being on it for awhile .

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I guess I got off track Lamictal works great

posted over 2 years ago
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