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Review: could Keppra cause Blepharospasm?

Summary: Blepharospasm could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Gabapentin, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,626 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Blepharospasm. Find out below who they are, when they have Blepharospasm 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, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.

Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm (any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid) (latest reports from 7,602 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, stress and anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, bipolar disorder.

On Mar, 31, 2014: 19,612 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 10 people (0.05%) have Blepharospasm. They amount to 0.13% of all the 7,513 people who have Blepharospasm.

Trend of Blepharospasm in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Blepharospasm * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blepharospasm0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blepharospasm when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Blepharospasm100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Blepharospasm when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blepharospasm0.00%0.00%14.29%0.00%28.57%28.57%0.00%28.57%

Severity of Blepharospasm when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blepharospasm ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. Convulsion (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Occipital neuralgia (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Gabapentin (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Lacosamide (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Rebif (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Metoprolol (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Effexor xr (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

    Reply

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