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Review: could Keppra cause Brain injury (Head 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 Aspirin, and have Convulsion.

We study 19,909 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 306 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 21,247 Keppra users)

Brain injury

Brain injury has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 38,340 Brain injury patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 19,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 306 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 injury17.50%50.00%15.00%7.50%7.50%2.50%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Brain injury57.22%42.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain injury0.32%2.52%10.41%14.20%11.99%14.83%18.93%26.81%

Severity of Brain injury when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Brain injury0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Brain injury ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Brain injury0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (84 people, 27.45%)
  2. Epilepsy (50 people, 16.34%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (35 people, 11.44%)
  4. Depression (26 people, 8.50%)
  5. Pain (21 people, 6.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (50 people, 16.34%)
  2. Dilantin (44 people, 14.38%)
  3. Nexium (38 people, 12.42%)
  4. Lasix (35 people, 11.44%)
  5. Lamictal (32 people, 10.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I CONTINUE TO HAVE STARING SEIZURES,WITH HEAT,ANXIETY,PAIN,STRESS,FATIGUE,MUSCLE WEAKNESS,RESTLESS LEGS AND ARMS, TIA STROKES, NAUSEA, ETC...

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have a spinal cord injury and have frequent UTIs. In July of 2014 I began to have urinary leaking around my foley catheter for the first time in 35 years. I am having a problem with antibiotics not touching the current bacteria in my urine. I was prescribed Keflex 5 days before the initial leaking [back in July as stated above] and I do not know whether it is from taking the Keflex or not. My urologist wants to prescribe it again but after reading about bladder and urethral damage, I am scared to death to do so. I have taken many antibiotics over 35 years with no problems except for Levaquin for a UTI that caused EXTREME deep muscle and joint pain.

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