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A study for a 12-year old boy who takes Keppra, Ibuprofen

Summary: 13 male patients aged 12 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 12 year old male patient who has Absence seizure, Fever and children. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,247 Keppra users)

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,637 Ibuprofen users)

What are the conditions

Absence seizure (impairment of consciousness in epilepsy) can be treated by Keppra, Lamictal, Topamax, Depakote Er, Zarontin, Tegretol. (latest reports from 242 Absence Seizure patients)

Fever and children can be treated by Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Motrin. (latest reports from 88 Fever And Children patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 13 males aged 6 (±5) who take Keppra, Ibuprofen are studied

Keppra, Ibuprofen outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 6

Gender: male

Conditions: Absence seizure, Fever and children

Drugs taking:
- Keppra - 100MG/ML (levetiracetam): used for 6 - 12 months
- Ibuprofen - 200MG (ibuprofen): used for < 1 month

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)n/an/an/an/an/an/aConstipation
Heart Rate DecreasedDysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
OverdoseBulbar Palsy
Tracheitis (an inflammation of the trachea)Asthenia (weakness)
Vocal Cord DisorderVocal Cord Disorder
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)Drooling (drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth)
Drooling (drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Areflexia (absence of a reflex)Areflexia (absence of a reflex)
Asthenia (weakness)Tracheitis (an inflammation of the trachea)
Bulbar PalsyOverdose

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Absence Seizure
- support group for people who have Fever And Children
- support group for people who take Ibuprofen
- support group for people who take Keppra

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can keppra cause turrets (1 answer)
    My son has been on keppra for 5 months. He just recently started having twitches in his face. Could keppra cause this?

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Comments from related studies:

  • 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 (3 years ago):

  • Just want to see if I should ask my doc about changing to Vimpat from Carbatrol. Carbatrol sounds like it has way too many side effcts for me......like diarrhea and sleep problems which I have.

    Reply

    schrodinger on Oct, 4, 2011:

    I took carbamezapine (brand name Tegretol) and had CNS/ auditory disturbance... ototoxicity. Was unstable in balance, and almost lost my hearing. As a musician and radio operator, this was TOTALLY unacceptable, and the loss of balance was unsafe. Had to discontinue and can never take this drug again.

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