Keppra and Back pain - from FDA reports


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 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 432 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 37,183 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 173,400 Back pain patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 432 people (1.24%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Back pain?

Time on Keppra when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 53.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.54 %
  • 10+ years: 3.85 %

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

  • female: 73.65 %
  • male: 26.35 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.85 %
  • 10-19: 3.1 %
  • 20-29: 6.48 %
  • 30-39: 15.21 %
  • 40-49: 19.72 %
  • 50-59: 23.38 %
  • 60+: 31.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (64 people, 14.81%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (50 people, 11.57%)
  • Convulsion (43 people, 9.95%)
  • Seizures (27 people, 6.25%)
  • High Blood Pressure (27 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (54 people, 12.50%)
  • Neurontin (49 people, 11.34%)
  • Lisinopril (47 people, 10.88%)
  • Lasix (45 people, 10.42%)
  • Percocet (41 people, 9.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (103 people, 23.84%)
  • Fatigue (101 people, 23.38%)
  • Pain (100 people, 23.15%)
  • Convulsion (97 people, 22.45%)
  • Headache (93 people, 21.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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