Review: could Keppra cause Blepharospasm?


Summary

Blepharospasm is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Effexor Xr, and have Convulsion . We study 19,700 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 20,770 users)

Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm (any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, photophobia, lacrimation increased, facial paresis, fatigue (latest reports from 1,819 Blepharospasm patients).

On Jul, 26, 2016

19,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 10 people (0.05%) have Blepharospasm


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Blepharospasm?

Time on Keppra when people have Blepharospasm *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Blepharospasm when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Blepharospasm when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 14.29 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 28.57 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (3 people)
  • Convulsion (3 people)
  • Partial Seizures (2 people)
  • Occipital Neuralgia (2 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pravastatin (2 people)
  • Neurontin (2 people)
  • Lacosamide (2 people)
  • Gabapentin (2 people)
  • Effexor Xr (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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