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Review: could Keppra cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Back pain

Back pain (latest reports from 671,072 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 266 people (1.36%) have Back Pain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 667,890 people who have Back Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Back pain in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain52.38%23.81%0.00%14.29%0.00%9.52%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Back pain77.32%22.68%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.00%3.19%4.78%17.13%19.52%26.69%28.69%

Severity of Back pain when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (59 people, 22.18%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (30 people, 11.28%)
  3. Convulsion (27 people, 10.15%)
  4. Hypertension (22 people, 8.27%)
  5. Osteoporosis (17 people, 6.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (48 people, 18.05%)
  2. Lasix (44 people, 16.54%)
  3. Zometa (42 people, 15.79%)
  4. Lisinopril (40 people, 15.04%)
  5. Aspirin (35 people, 13.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • patient was being treated with 500 mg keppra 2x per day. No seizures for year. Suddenly, grand mal seizure which lasted approx. 45 minutes: shaking, gasping for breath, vomiting, high blood pressure 180/102; racing heart rate 125; sweating. Later when hospitalized and given 3 mg of Ativan, seizures stopped. Later UTI discovered.

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