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 Neurontin, and have Epilepsy.
We study 19,901 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,228 Keppra users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,043 Back pain patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 19,901 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 266 people (1.34%) have Back Pain.
Time on Keppra when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||52.38%||23.81%||0.00%||14.29%||0.00%||9.52%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Keppra * :
|Back pain||77.32%||22.68% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Keppra * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||3.19%||4.78%||17.13%||19.52%||26.69%||28.69% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (59 people, 22.18%)
- Multiple sclerosis (30 people, 11.28%)
- Convulsion (27 people, 10.15%)
- Hypertension (22 people, 8.27%)
- Osteoporosis (17 people, 6.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (48 people, 18.05%)
- Lasix (44 people, 16.54%)
- Zometa (42 people, 15.79%)
- Lisinopril (40 people, 15.04%)
- Aspirin (35 people, 13.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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