Could Keppra cause Blepharospasm - from FDA reports


Summary

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.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,149 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 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:

Could Keppra cause Blepharospasm?

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.

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