Could Keppra cause Blepharospasm - from FDA reports
Blepharospasm is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Effexor Xr, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,155 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 16 have Blepharospasm. Find out below who they are, when they have Blepharospasm and more.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,149 users)
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 2,981 Blepharospasm patients).
On Nov, 20, 2016
34,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 16 people (0.05%) have Blepharospasm
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Keppra when people have Blepharospasm *:
- < 1 month: 25 %
- 1 - 6 months: 50 %
- 6 - 12 months: 25 %
- 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: 86.67 %
- male: 13.33 %
Age of people who have Blepharospasm when taking Keppra *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 7.69 %
- 10-19: 7.69 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 15.38 %
- 40-49: 15.38 %
- 50-59: 15.38 %
- 60+: 38.46 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Epilepsy (5 people, 31.25%)
- Occipital Neuralgia (3 people, 18.75%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 18.75%)
- Hypothyroidism (3 people, 18.75%)
- Depression (3 people, 18.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Rebif (3 people, 18.75%)
- Pravastatin (3 people, 18.75%)
- Effexor Xr (3 people, 18.75%)
- Phenobarbital Tab (2 people, 12.50%)
- Gabapentin (2 people, 12.50%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Partial Seizures (4 people, 25.00%)
- Muscle Spasms (4 people, 25.00%)
- Hypoaesthesia (4 people, 25.00%)
- Movement - Uncontrolled Or Slow (3 people, 18.75%)
- Cognitive Disorder (3 people, 18.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Blepharospasm when taking Keppra?
Browse all side effects of Keppraa b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with BlepharospasmBlepharospasm
Could your condition cause BlepharospasmBlepharospasm
Can you answer these questions?
Hello, I need to know for people with epilepsy who take vimpat is it possible for the psychotic disorder to appear gradually? The person I am talking about is 31 and she is also in the period of depakine withdraw. I don t know if I should take her for psyhiatric treatement or try to reduce ...
You may be interested in these reviews
Hello everyone. I am a 58 year old female living in SW Virginia. I was hit crossing the street in 2003 and was unable to work until 2009. I worked at home taking cust service calls from Oct 2009 until October 2013. Was feeling good and no health issues except in 2012 I had surgery for carpal ...
Hi, I am a patient of Meningioma and have undergone craniotomy twice & radiation once in the last 3 years. Ever since my meningioma was detected I have had several seizure episodes. I am joining this group to get answers to some of the questions related to my current medications
I am on 2000 mg of Keppra per day and I have experienced short-term memory loss. My memory seems to be on my "hard drive" still but I have difficulty pulling it up on to my "RAM", if you will. Other similar experiences?