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Review: could Keppra cause Dementia alzheimer's type?

Summary: Dementia alzheimer's type could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aricept, and have Convulsion.

We study 19,626 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Dementia alzheimer's type. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia alzheimer's type and more.

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On Apr, 14, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 20 people (0.10%) have Dementia Alzheimer's Type. They amount to 0.08% of all the 24,780 people who have Dementia Alzheimer's Type on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dementia alzheimer's type in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Dementia alzheimer's type * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dementia alzheimer's type0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dementia alzheimer's type when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Dementia alzheimer's type80.77%19.23%

Age of people who have Dementia alzheimer's type when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dementia alzheimer's type0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.00%0.00%88.00%

Severity of Dementia alzheimer's type when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dementia alzheimer's type ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (17 people, 85.00%)
  2. Dementia alzheimer's type (6 people, 30.00%)
  3. Epilepsy (3 people, 15.00%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 5.00%)
  5. Arthralgia (1 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aricept (9 people, 45.00%)
  2. Depakote (6 people, 30.00%)
  3. Amaryl (6 people, 30.00%)
  4. Dilantin (5 people, 25.00%)
  5. Heparin (5 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • patient was being treated with 500 mg keppra 2x per day. No seizures for year. Suddenly, grand mal seizure which lasted approx. 45 minutes: shaking, gasping for breath, vomiting, high blood pressure 180/102; racing heart rate 125; sweating. Later when hospitalized and given 3 mg of Ativan, seizures stopped. Later UTI discovered.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

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