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Review: could Keppra cause Diplopia?

Summary: Diplopia could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tegretol, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 174 have Diplopia. Find out below who they are, when they have Diplopia and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Diplopia

Diplopia (double vision) (latest reports from 71,365 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 174 people (0.89%) have Diplopia. They amount to 0.24% of all the 71,256 people who have Diplopia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diplopia in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Diplopia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diplopia52.63%31.58%10.53%5.26%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diplopia when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Diplopia82.61%17.39%

Age of people who have Diplopia when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diplopia0.00%1.81%3.61%18.67%20.48%20.48%24.10%10.84%

Severity of Diplopia when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diplopia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diplopia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diplopia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (62 people, 35.63%)
  2. Convulsion (48 people, 27.59%)
  3. Partial seizures (18 people, 10.34%)
  4. Pain (14 people, 8.05%)
  5. Osteoporosis (8 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tegretol (37 people, 21.26%)
  2. Carbamazepine (31 people, 17.82%)
  3. Lamictal (26 people, 14.94%)
  4. Lyrica (25 people, 14.37%)
  5. Clonazepam (21 people, 12.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • weakness, mild tremor, mild sweating,mild heart racing

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  • From this study (2 weeks 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 (2 weeks ago):

  • vision can be double or more. always vertical. Most noticeable as double, triple or quadruple vision when looking at thin horizontal lines like high wires. There is always space between thin items like wires. Otherwise more noticeable as very blurry for larger items in vision field.

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