Review: could Keppra cause Fatigue?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,600 people who take Keppra. Among them, 1,058 have Fatigue. See who they are, when they have Fatigue and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,097 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,515,542 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 19,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 1,059 people (5.40%) have Fatigue.
Time on Keppra when people have Fatigue * :
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Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Keppra ** :
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How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (311 people, 29.37%)
- Epilepsy (283 people, 26.72%)
- Glioblastoma multiforme (90 people, 8.50%)
- Multiple sclerosis (89 people, 8.40%)
- Pain (65 people, 6.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (188 people, 17.75%)
- Dilantin (178 people, 16.81%)
- Tegretol (137 people, 12.94%)
- Decadron (114 people, 10.76%)
- Topamax (113 people, 10.67%)
* 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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