Review: could Keppra cause Back Pain?


Summary

Back pain 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 Zometa, and have Epilepsy . We study 23,492 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 304 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 24,568 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, chest pain (latest reports from 117,410 Back pain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

23,492 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 304 people (1.29%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Back pain?

Time on Keppra when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 54.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 75.25 %
  • male: 24.75 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.77 %
  • 10-19: 4.25 %
  • 20-29: 6.95 %
  • 30-39: 16.22 %
  • 40-49: 18.53 %
  • 50-59: 25.1 %
  • 60+: 28.19 %

Severity if Back Pain when taking Keppra **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (50 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (37 people)
  • Convulsion (33 people)
  • Hypertension (19 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (53 people)
  • Neurontin (47 people)
  • Lisinopril (47 people)
  • Lasix (45 people)
  • Percocet (37 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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