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Review: could Keppra cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

We study 19,848 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 561 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,186 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,275,407 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 19,848 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 588 people (2.96%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety33.78%29.73%13.51%8.11%9.46%5.41%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety64.32%35.68%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%3.17%4.61%12.10%14.70%21.61%24.93%18.88%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety12.50%50.00%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (179 people, 30.44%)
  2. Epilepsy (161 people, 27.38%)
  3. Sleep disorder (51 people, 8.67%)
  4. Pain (48 people, 8.16%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (43 people, 7.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (87 people, 14.80%)
  2. Aspirin (85 people, 14.46%)
  3. Zometa (79 people, 13.44%)
  4. Ativan (77 people, 13.10%)
  5. Lamictal (70 people, 11.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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