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Would you have Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)) when you have Epilepsy?

Summary: Slurred speech is found among people with Epilepsy, especially people who are female, 20-29 old, also have Parkinson's disease, and take medication Keppra.

We study 448 people who have Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)) and Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) can be treated by Keppra, Lamictal, Tegretol, Dilantin, Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine. (latest reports from 39,364 Epilepsy patients)

Slurred speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 31,347 Slurred speech patients)

On Mar, 4, 2015: 448 people who have epilepsy and Slurred Speech are studied.

Trend of Slurred speech in epilepsy reports

Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :

FemaleMale
Slurred speech53.33%46.67%

Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Slurred speech0.00%5.05%14.35%17.35%14.83%13.88%16.25%18.30%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Slurred speech0.00%72.73%18.18%9.09%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (32 people, 7.14%)
  2. Depression (26 people, 5.80%)
  3. Convulsion (21 people, 4.69%)
  4. Anxiety (20 people, 4.46%)
  5. Hypertension (18 people, 4.02%)
  6. Hypothyroidism (17 people, 3.79%)
  7. Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 3.57%)
  8. Partial seizures (14 people, 3.12%)
  9. Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 2.68%)
  10. Back pain (11 people, 2.46%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Keppra (187 people, 41.74%)
  2. Lamictal (174 people, 38.84%)
  3. Tegretol (169 people, 37.72%)
  4. Topamax (125 people, 27.90%)
  5. Carbamazepine (122 people, 27.23%)
  6. Neurontin (104 people, 23.21%)
  7. Levetiracetam (101 people, 22.54%)
  8. Topiramate (95 people, 21.21%)
  9. Phenytoin (90 people, 20.09%)
  10. Lamotrigine (69 people, 15.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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