Review: could Keppra cause Fatigue?
Summary: Fatigue is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Convulsion. We study 19,920 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,064 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.
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Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,262 Keppra users)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 201,009 Fatigue patients)
On May, 4, 2015: 19,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 1,064 people (5.34%) have Fatigue.
Time on Keppra when people have Fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (311 people, 29.23%)
- Epilepsy (286 people, 26.88%)
- Glioblastoma multiforme (90 people, 8.46%)
- Multiple sclerosis (89 people, 8.36%)
- Pain (65 people, 6.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (188 people, 17.67%)
- Dilantin (179 people, 16.82%)
- Tegretol (137 people, 12.88%)
- Decadron (114 people, 10.71%)
- Topamax (113 people, 10.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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