Keppra and Epstein-barr virus infection - from FDA reports


Summary

Epstein-barr virus infection is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Diovan, and have Epilepsy. This review analyzes which people have Epstein-barr virus infection with Keppra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 36,800 people who have side effects when taking Keppra from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 14, 2017

36,800 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 20 people (0.05%) have Epstein-barr Virus Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Epstein-barr virus infection?

Time on Keppra when people have Epstein-barr Virus Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epstein-barr Virus Infection when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 85 %
  • male: 15 %

Age of people who have Epstein-barr Virus Infection when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5 %
  • 20-29: 5 %
  • 30-39: 5 %
  • 40-49: 5 %
  • 50-59: 55 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (12 people, 60.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (11 people, 55.00%)
  • High Blood Pressure (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Hypothyroidism (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Glioma (3 people, 15.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diovan (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Sulfadiazine (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Simvastatin (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Dexamethasone (1 person, 5.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hemiparesis (12 people, 60.00%)
  • Central Nervous System Lesion (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Brain Mass (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Speech Impairment (adult) (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Blood Creatinine Increased (9 people, 45.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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