Review: could Keppra cause Brain Injury?


Summary

Brain injury 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 Dilantin, and have Convulsion . We study 33,173 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 502 have Brain injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain injury 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)

Brain Injury

Brain injury has been reported by people with fever, weakness, drowsiness, heart palpitations, head injury (latest reports from 65,211 Brain injury patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

33,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 502 people (1.51%) have Brain Injury


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Brain injury?

Time on Keppra when people have Brain Injury *:

  • < 1 month: 27.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.42 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Brain Injury when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 59.5 %
  • male: 40.5 %

Age of people who have Brain Injury when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.75 %
  • 2-9: 2.51 %
  • 10-19: 6.53 %
  • 20-29: 11.56 %
  • 30-39: 12.56 %
  • 40-49: 15.08 %
  • 50-59: 19.1 %
  • 60+: 31.91 %

Severity if Brain Injury when taking Keppra **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Brain Injury **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (111 people, 22.11%)
  • Epilepsy (72 people, 14.34%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (49 people, 9.76%)
  • Depression (36 people, 7.17%)
  • Seizure (32 people, 6.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (54 people, 10.76%)
  • Dilantin (54 people, 10.76%)
  • Aspirin (45 people, 8.96%)
  • Nexium (42 people, 8.37%)
  • Depakote (40 people, 7.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (194 people, 38.65%)
  • Convulsion (137 people, 27.29%)
  • Pain (70 people, 13.94%)
  • Fatigue (68 people, 13.55%)
  • Anxiety (61 people, 12.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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