Keppra and Brain injury - from FDA reports


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 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 543 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 37,187 users)

Brain Injury

Brain injury has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 67,742 Brain injury patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 543 people (1.56%) have Brain Injury


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Brain injury?

Time on Keppra when people have Brain Injury *:

  • < 1 month: 28.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.96 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 58.21 %
  • male: 41.79 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.7 %
  • 2-9: 2.34 %
  • 10-19: 6.54 %
  • 20-29: 11.68 %
  • 30-39: 12.62 %
  • 40-49: 15.19 %
  • 50-59: 18.69 %
  • 60+: 32.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (121 people, 22.28%)
  • Epilepsy (77 people, 14.18%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (49 people, 9.02%)
  • Seizures (46 people, 8.47%)
  • Depression (37 people, 6.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (57 people, 10.50%)
  • Dilantin (57 people, 10.50%)
  • Aspirin (46 people, 8.47%)
  • Nexium (42 people, 7.73%)
  • Depakote (41 people, 7.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (214 people, 39.41%)
  • Convulsion (144 people, 26.52%)
  • Fatigue (85 people, 15.65%)
  • Pain (71 people, 13.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (70 people, 12.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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