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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 21,228 Keppra users)

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,621 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 238 Absence Seizure patients)

Fever and children can be treated by Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Motrin. (latest reports from 87 Fever And Children patients)

On Jan, 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
    My son has been on keppra for 5 months. He just recently started having twitches in his face. Could keppra cause this?

More questions for: Absence seizure, Fever and children

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Seizure patient was on depakote for 16 years now on keppra 1500 mg.
    I am 28 years old and been off depakote for 5 months. I started keppra to control my seizure disorder, which works great. But for the past year I have developed osteoarthritis in my thoracic, si joints, and lumbar. I get alot of muscle hypersensitivity and pain. Can any of this be due to long term effects of seizure meds?
  • Wheezing stopped after topamax sessesion
    Wheezing noted by primary physician in this non-smoker. Stopped Topamax per doctor's instruction. 48 hours later was examined by physician and noted that wheezing stopped.
  • Topamax side affects
    I have taken Topamax for 14 years. A few months after starting I had difficulty speaking. My specialist said it would improve. It did... Enough to get by.
    3 years later I got Encephalitus and was hospitalised.
    It took a year to walk normally again.
    A year later I began experiencing MS-like symptoms. Nerve pain shooting down my legs, numbness and weakness in limbs. Needed to use a walking stick.
    . I had tests for brain tumours, none to be found luckily. Then more spinal taps for possible MS. Nothing. So the experts put to down to my possible neuroticism.
    I became depressed.
    Took medication for anxiety/depression.
    Discovered I had periphal neuropathy. (Damaged nerves)
    Lost my job last year due to memory loss.

    Just recently discovered these side affects are common on Topamax and the lawsuit. I am currently reducing this medication slowly and taking Taurine, calcium and magnesium to help get my life back.
  • Chest pain from keppra xr
    after 6 years developed right side pain near kidneys a few days a month .
    2 inside of eye lid red dry eyes
    took keppra 7 years .
    started to have chest pain left side .after a month of pain . that would start 3 to 6 hours after taking keppra . would have pain thru the day stopped keppra . chest pain went a way 2 days later .
    switched to a new med . a month later no chest pain
    I developed a allergy to Dilantin ten years ago and had chest pain. went away after stopping Dilantin
  • Health issues and struggles
    I have numerous health issues. Some I've lived with not realizing they were there. Others are caused by meds I've taken in the past or am still using now.

    Lupus is the most recent and biggest trouble I have right now. It is caused by the one drug that finally gave me control of my seizures

    Some of the worst troubles have been TBI from birth. Epilepsy my entire life. Brain tumor ( surgery to remove it in 1982) Graves Disease. RA and most recently Lupus ( caused by the keppra)

More reviews for: Absence seizure, Fever and children

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.

    Reply

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