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Review: could Keppra cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Biotin, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 62,263 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 38 people (0.19%) have Acne. They amount to 0.06% of all the 61,681 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne30.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Acne66.04%33.96%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne7.50%0.00%10.00%22.50%12.50%15.00%27.50%5.00%

Severity of Acne when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (23 people, 60.53%)
  2. Convulsion (15 people, 39.47%)
  3. Vitamin supplementation (9 people, 23.68%)
  4. Pregnancy (9 people, 23.68%)
  5. Migraine (9 people, 23.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Biotin (10 people, 26.32%)
  2. Keppra xr (10 people, 26.32%)
  3. Ambien (9 people, 23.68%)
  4. Multi-vitamin (9 people, 23.68%)
  5. Topiramate (9 people, 23.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • weakness, mild tremor, mild sweating,mild heart racing

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • patient was being treated with 500 mg keppra 2x per day. No seizures for year. Suddenly, grand mal seizure which lasted approx. 45 minutes: shaking, gasping for breath, vomiting, high blood pressure 180/102; racing heart rate 125; sweating. Later when hospitalized and given 3 mg of Ativan, seizures stopped. Later UTI discovered.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

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