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Review: could Keppra cause Disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Summary: Disseminated intravascular coagulation could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Disseminated intravascular coagulation. Find out below who they are, when they have Disseminated intravascular coagulation 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.

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation) (latest reports from 67,727 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, preventive health care, high blood pressure, pain, gastritis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 29 people (0.15%) have Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. They amount to 0.04% of all the 67,638 people who have Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Disseminated intravascular coagulation in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Disseminated intravascular coagulation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Disseminated intravascular coagulation44.44%22.22%22.22%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Disseminated intravascular coagulation when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Disseminated intravascular coagulation52.94%47.06%

Age of people who have Disseminated intravascular coagulation when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Disseminated intravascular coagulation0.00%3.57%3.57%21.43%35.71%7.14%10.71%17.86%

Severity of Disseminated intravascular coagulation when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Disseminated intravascular coagulation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (14 people, 48.28%)
  2. Depression (7 people, 24.14%)
  3. Convulsion (4 people, 13.79%)
  4. Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (3 people, 10.34%)
  5. Pulmonary embolism (3 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (13 people, 44.83%)
  2. Protonix (7 people, 24.14%)
  3. Celexa (6 people, 20.69%)
  4. Ibuprofen (6 people, 20.69%)
  5. Tegretol (5 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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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