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Review: could Keppra cause Epstein-barr virus infection?

We study 19,835 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Epstein-barr virus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Epstein-barr virus infection and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,166 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Epstein-barr virus infection

Epstein-barr virus infection (latest reports from 9,025 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, kidney transplant, prophylaxis against graft versus host disease, stem cell transplant.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 19,833 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 19 people (0.10%) have Epstein-barr Virus Infection. They amount to 0.21% of all the 9,009 people who have Epstein-barr Virus Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Epstein-barr virus infection in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Epstein-barr virus infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epstein-barr virus infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Epstein-barr virus infection when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Epstein-barr virus infection89.47%10.53%

Age of people who have Epstein-barr virus infection when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epstein-barr virus infection0.00%0.00%5.26%5.26%0.00%5.26%57.89%26.32%

Severity of Epstein-barr virus infection when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epstein-barr virus infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (12 people, 63.16%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 57.89%)
  3. Hypertension (11 people, 57.89%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (9 people, 47.37%)
  5. Glioma (3 people, 15.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nebivolol (11 people, 57.89%)
  2. Diovan (11 people, 57.89%)
  3. Fty 720 (10 people, 52.63%)
  4. Sulfadiazine (8 people, 42.11%)
  5. Thyronajod (8 people, 42.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • At first I thought this was gas/indigestion and treated it as such, but nothing would change. I rarely eat fried foods, and have extremely good cholesterol labs. The last attack was so painful I could not catch my breath and I could not walk on my own. I did not have a fever, but I thought somehow my appendix ruptured and was poisoning my stomach because I just wanted to pass out. I was shocked to learn I had gallstones and an enlarged gallbladder. I've had these symptoms for over 6 or 7 years. I was pregnant with twins in 2007, and would blame the twins for getting "too high" into my ribs when I had this pain with them, but I bet it was my gallbladder flaring up, even then. At that time, I would have been on Zoloft for 4 years.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I've always had the Simian Crease and Epilepsy. Do they correlate to a specific diagnosis?

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    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.

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