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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 19,870 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 21,210 users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.(view latest reports from 105,943 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 19,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 266 people (1.34%) have Back Pain.

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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