Review: could Keppra cause Depression?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.9/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,600 people who take Keppra. Among them, 613 have Depression. See who they are, when they have Depression and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,097 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Depression (latest reports from 1,114,283 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 19,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 665 people (3.39%) have Depression.
Time on Keppra when people have Depression * :
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How people recovered from Depression ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (218 people, 32.78%)
- Epilepsy (214 people, 32.18%)
- Pain (52 people, 7.82%)
- Multiple sclerosis (49 people, 7.37%)
- Depression (43 people, 6.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (143 people, 21.50%)
- Neurontin (108 people, 16.24%)
- Tegretol (94 people, 14.14%)
- Dilantin (81 people, 12.18%)
- Topamax (81 people, 12.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I've always had the Simian Crease and Epilepsy. Do they correlate to a specific diagnosis?
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I was on Keppra since age 15 and I.took my self off of it (Keppra) 1) because I couldn't afford it and 2) because I was tired of the zombie like feeling . I haven't had a seizure. I exercise a lot eat healthy. My concern ha that I have suddenly been off of it for about two years now but I feel.that the agitation has worsen over the years and my headaches are worsening and more constant since being.off of it. Are there anystudies done bout what happens after one has gone off Leopard. I was taking 2000 mg a day
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