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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 19,909 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

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,247 Keppra users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,846 Fatigue patients)

On Mar, 4, 2015: 19,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 1,064 people (5.34%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue53.82%25.95%4.20%6.49%8.02%1.15%0.38%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue62.49%37.51%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.15%2.93%7.63%12.64%10.72%20.05%21.13%24.75%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue3.03%42.42%39.39%15.15%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%6.67%93.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (311 people, 29.23%)
  2. Epilepsy (286 people, 26.88%)
  3. Glioblastoma multiforme (90 people, 8.46%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (89 people, 8.36%)
  5. Pain (65 people, 6.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (188 people, 17.67%)
  2. Dilantin (179 people, 16.82%)
  3. Tegretol (137 people, 12.88%)
  4. Decadron (114 people, 10.71%)
  5. Topamax (113 people, 10.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My daughter is still taking anti seizure meds after ner seizures have stopped after 95% removal of a glioma brain tumor last October. I thought my daughters tiredness was mainly from the uncontrollable seizures, but her fatigue has continued due to the meds (keppra). She can't do much at all. She has gone from an outdoor, sporty girl; to a child that crys from fatigue and has huge bags under her eyes. She doesn't want to do anything and crys if she has to walk or go anywhere. My daughters life is still put on hold because of her meds. I want my little girl back. It's been two years. I am so sad for her. I think of all the kids stuck on these meds. It's so unfair for them. Brain tumors, seizures and meds are a living nightmare!!!!!

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