Review: could Keppra cause Double vision?
Summary: Double vision 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 19,626 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 174 have Double vision. Find out below who they are, when they have Double vision and more.
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On Apr, 10, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 174 people (0.89%) have Double Vision. They amount to 0.25% of all the 70,615 people who have Double Vision on eHealthMe.
Time on Keppra when people have Double vision * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Double vision||52.63%||31.58%||10.53%||5.26%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Double vision when taking Keppra * :
|Double vision||82.61%||17.39% |
Age of people who have Double vision when taking Keppra * :
|Double vision||0.00%||1.81%||3.61%||18.67%||20.48%||20.48%||24.10%||10.84% |
Severity of Double vision when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Double vision||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Double vision ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Double vision||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (62 people, 35.63%)
- Convulsion (48 people, 27.59%)
- Partial seizures (18 people, 10.34%)
- Pain (14 people, 8.05%)
- Osteoporosis (8 people, 4.60%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tegretol (37 people, 21.26%)
- Carbamazepine (31 people, 17.82%)
- Lamictal (26 people, 14.94%)
- Lyrica (25 people, 14.37%)
- 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):
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.
From this study (2 days 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.
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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