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Review: could Keppra cause Acne?

Summary: Acne is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Keppra xr, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,901 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,228 Keppra users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,115 Acne patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 19,901 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 38 people (0.19%) have Acne.

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. Migraine (9 people, 23.68%)
  4. Pregnancy (9 people, 23.68%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (9 people, 23.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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