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Review: could Keppra cause Blepharospasm (Eyelid twitch)?





Summary: Blepharospasm is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Epilepsy.

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

Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm (any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, stress and anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Blepharospasm 1,852 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 19,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 10 people (0.05%) 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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