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 19,913 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,249 Keppra users)
Brain injury has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 38,342 Brain injury patients)
On Mar, 31, 2015: 19,913 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 306 people (1.54%) have Brain Injury.
Time on Keppra when people have Brain injury * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Brain injury||17.50%||50.00%||15.00%||7.50%||7.50%||2.50%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Brain injury when taking Keppra * :
|Brain injury||57.22%||42.78% |
Age of people who have Brain injury when taking Keppra * :
|Brain injury||0.32%||2.52%||10.41%||14.20%||11.99%||14.83%||18.93%||26.81% |
Severity of Brain injury when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Brain injury||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Brain injury ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Brain injury||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (84 people, 27.45%)
- Epilepsy (50 people, 16.34%)
- Multiple sclerosis (35 people, 11.44%)
- Depression (26 people, 8.50%)
- Pain (21 people, 6.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (50 people, 16.34%)
- Dilantin (44 people, 14.38%)
- Nexium (38 people, 12.42%)
- Lasix (35 people, 11.44%)
- Lamictal (32 people, 10.46%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Comparions of Keppra, Depakote, Mysoline for a 56-year old man who has Focal Epilepsy
- Comparions of Lamictal, Keppra for a 57-year old woman who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Depakote Er, Keppra, Lamictal for a 50-year old woman who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Keppra, Ritalin, Lyrica for a 35-year old woman who has Cavernous Hemangioma
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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