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Review: could Keppra cause Brain injury (Head injury)?

We study 19,848 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 305 have Brain injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain injury and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,198 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Brain injury

Brain injury (latest reports from 259,929 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 19,848 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 305 people (1.54%) have Brain Injury.

Trend of Brain injury in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Brain injury * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Brain injury17.95%51.28%12.82%7.69%7.69%2.56%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Brain injury57.10%42.90%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain injury0.32%2.53%10.44%14.24%12.03%14.87%18.99%26.58%

Severity of Brain injury when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Brain injury0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Brain injury ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Brain injury0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (84 people, 27.54%)
  2. Epilepsy (50 people, 16.39%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (35 people, 11.48%)
  4. Depression (25 people, 8.20%)
  5. Pain (21 people, 6.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (50 people, 16.39%)
  2. Dilantin (44 people, 14.43%)
  3. Nexium (38 people, 12.46%)
  4. Lasix (35 people, 11.48%)
  5. Lamictal (32 people, 10.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Although I am now 65 and I have been taking 3000 mg of Keppra every day for the past 4 years since my seizure, I have experienced a diminished libido and an even more absence of erections. I am in fairly good condition for my age and prior to this medication I have never had any sexual issues in the bedroom. I can not believe that this is all due to my age, and not the Keppra as my neurologist has claimed; easy for him he's not the man suffering the humiliation and depression and anxiety of not being able to perform. But then he's also half my age and doesn't have any issues, or does he? Please help!

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
    I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
    The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.

    Reply

    Grace on Oct, 18, 2014:

    Sounds like Lyme disease to me. It's in all 50 States.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • AST
    Result 96
    Low In Range High
    10-30 U/L

    ALT
    Result 30
    Low In Range High
    6-29 U/L

    Reply

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