Review: could Keppra cause Depression?
We study 19,848 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 613 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,182 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.
Depression (latest reports from 1,148,155 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.
On Sep, 16, 2014: 19,848 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 665 people (3.35%) have Depression.
Time on Keppra when people have Depression * :
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Gender of people who have Depression when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Depression when taking Keppra ** :
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How people recovered from Depression ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
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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From this study (3 months ago):
I've always had the Simian Crease and Epilepsy. Do they correlate to a specific diagnosis?
Anonymous on Jun, 7, 2014:
No, there is no physical correlation of epilepsy nor any genetic, neurological or physical abnormality related to someone being born with one Simian Crease on one hand or two Simian Creases on each hand.
Simian Creases are a heritable typically gender specific anomaly. All this means is that if you have one or two Simian creases, that you were born with the Simian Crease, in most cases, you inherited it from your same gender parent's line and that it is uncommon, period.
Long ago Simian Creases were seen as a possible indicator or "marker" of Down's Syndrome. However not all Down's Syndrome babies were found to have a Simian Crease. One estimate is that approximately 60% of infants born with Down's Syndrome are found to also have a Simian Crease.
Not all affected by Down's Syndrome or related genetic disorders, have a Simian Crease.
Anthropological studies have found clusters of Simian Creases worldwide and most groups were found to have inherited the Simian Crease(s) from one parent of the same gender in that parent's family line.
It is extremely rare to find Simian Creases in both parental lines of one person's family tree.
Again, Simian Crease(s) are unrelated to any genetic, physical, neurological or psychological disorders, illnesses or weaknesses.
From this study (1 year ago):
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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