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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 19,870 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Keppra and have Acne >>>

Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 21,210 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Acne 31,230 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 19,870 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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  • How to treat tubercolosis pimples?
    (Asked by a 28 year old woman who has Pimples, Abdominal Tubercolosis, and takes Ethambutol Hydrochloride, Rifadin, Pyrazinamide)
    I already cured from my abdominal TB and stop using anti tb drugs about a month now, but the acne still there. How to cure this pimple? I never had it before I use the drugs. Will salicylic acid works? Thanks.
  • Can bacteria filled periodontal pockets cause acne
    (Asked by a 30 year old woman who has Periodontal Pocket, Acne, and takes Manuka Honey)
    on my bottom pre molar i have gum recession for a few years. Within that time i have also suffered from recurring out break on the same side and location of the periodontal pocket. the premolar on the opposite side has also recently started to recede, and i have noticed a small breakout forming. is ...
  • What is the interactions between sodium valproate and roaccutane?
    (Asked by a 25 year old woman who has Acne, and takes Valproate Sodium)
    i took biotin tablets for hair and i take sodium valproate since 2004 till now, i want to take roaccutane for my acne, please answer me.
  • What is the interactions bitween sodium valproate and roaccutane?
    (Asked by a 25 year old woman who has Acne, and takes Valproate Sodium)
    i took biotin tablets for hair and i take sodium valproate since 2004 till now, i want to take roaccutane for my acne, please answer me.
  • Is safe keppra for g6pd?
    (Asked by a 4 year old girl who has G6pd, Cerebral Palsy, and takes Keppra)
    my baby is 3 yrs old g6pd and cerebral palsy condition,, she suffering seizures

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