Keppra and Anticonvulsant drug level increased - from FDA reports


Summary

Anticonvulsant drug level increased is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Dilantin, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 113 have Anticonvulsant drug level increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Anticonvulsant drug level increased 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)

Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased

Anticonvulsant drug level increased has been reported by people with epilepsy, convulsion, grand mal convulsion, seizures, depression (latest reports from 1,469 Anticonvulsant drug level increased patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 113 people (0.33%) have Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Anticonvulsant drug level increased?

Time on Keppra when people have Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 65.77 %
  • male: 34.23 %

Age of people who have Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 1.16 %
  • 2-9: 3.49 %
  • 10-19: 15.12 %
  • 20-29: 11.63 %
  • 30-39: 12.79 %
  • 40-49: 20.93 %
  • 50-59: 11.63 %
  • 60+: 23.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (46 people, 40.71%)
  • Convulsion (27 people, 23.89%)
  • Seizures (11 people, 9.73%)
  • Birth Control (7 people, 6.19%)
  • Convulsion Prophylaxis (5 people, 4.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dilantin (28 people, 24.78%)
  • Tegretol (22 people, 19.47%)
  • Lamictal (11 people, 9.73%)
  • Phenytoin (10 people, 8.85%)
  • Zonegran (8 people, 7.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (30 people, 26.55%)
  • Fatigue (16 people, 14.16%)
  • Drowsiness (16 people, 14.16%)
  • Dizziness (13 people, 11.50%)
  • Balance Disorder (13 people, 11.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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