Keppra and Acne - from FDA reports


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Afinitor, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 76 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 Keppra 37,183 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,696 Acne patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 76 people (0.22%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Acne?

Time on Keppra when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 37.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 68.57 %
  • male: 31.43 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 1.67 %
  • 2-9: 1.67 %
  • 10-19: 13.33 %
  • 20-29: 25.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 8.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (17 people, 22.37%)
  • Convulsion (11 people, 14.47%)
  • Brain Neoplasm Benign (7 people, 9.21%)
  • Angiomyolipoma (5 people, 6.58%)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (4 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Afinitor (19 people, 25.00%)
  • Lamictal (12 people, 15.79%)
  • Lyrica (10 people, 13.16%)
  • Topamax (9 people, 11.84%)
  • Zyrtec (6 people, 7.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (18 people, 23.68%)
  • Fatigue (14 people, 18.42%)
  • Diarrhea (13 people, 17.11%)
  • Weight Decreased (11 people, 14.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 14.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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