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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Effexor Xr, and have Epilepsy . We study 33,173 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. 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 36,047 users)

Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm (any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, therapeutic response decreased, nausea, lagophthalmos (latest reports from 2,902 Blepharospasm patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

33,173 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%)
  • Hypothyroidism (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Fatigue (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%)
  • Insomnia (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Anxiety (3 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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