Review: could Keppra cause Anticonvulsant drug level increased?
This is a review of Anticonvulsant drug level increased by studying 19,600 people who take Keppra. We analyze: the time on Keppra when people have Anticonvulsant drug level increased, gender and age of these people, the severity of Anticonvulsant drug level increased, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Keppra. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,097 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Anticonvulsant drug level increased
Anticonvulsant drug level increased (latest reports from 4,322 patients) has been reported by people with convulsion, epilepsy, grand mal convulsion, high blood pressure, depression.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 18,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 74 people (0.40%) have Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased.
Time on Keppra when people have Anticonvulsant drug level increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Anticonvulsant drug level increased||53.85%||23.08%||3.85%||19.23%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Anticonvulsant drug level increased when taking Keppra * :
|Anticonvulsant drug level increased||76.72%||23.28% |
Age of people who have Anticonvulsant drug level increased when taking Keppra * :
|Anticonvulsant drug level increased||0.00%||6.32%||10.53%||8.42%||33.68%||9.47%||14.74%||16.84% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (60 people, 81.08%)
- Vitamin supplementation (31 people, 41.89%)
- Pregnancy (31 people, 41.89%)
- Convulsion (30 people, 40.54%)
- Glioblastoma (4 people, 5.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (36 people, 48.65%)
- Multi-vitamins (32 people, 43.24%)
- Keppra xr (32 people, 43.24%)
- Dilantin (25 people, 33.78%)
- Tegretol (16 people, 21.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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