Could Keppra cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


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 Epilepsy . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 1,971 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 Keppra 37,163 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,875 Fatigue patients).

On Dec, 16, 2016

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,971 people (5.67%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Fatigue?

Time on Keppra when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 43.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.79 %
  • 10+ years: 1.12 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 61.51 %
  • male: 38.49 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.84 %
  • 2-9: 4.4 %
  • 10-19: 6.42 %
  • 20-29: 9.29 %
  • 30-39: 12.08 %
  • 40-49: 17.6 %
  • 50-59: 19.69 %
  • 60+: 29.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (338 people, 17.15%)
  • Convulsion (270 people, 13.70%)
  • Seizures (150 people, 7.61%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (132 people, 6.70%)
  • Pain (104 people, 5.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (217 people, 11.01%)
  • Dilantin (169 people, 8.57%)
  • Decadron (152 people, 7.71%)
  • Vimpat (136 people, 6.90%)
  • Topamax (118 people, 5.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (411 people, 20.85%)
  • Drowsiness (357 people, 18.11%)
  • Convulsion (346 people, 17.55%)
  • Nausea (315 people, 15.98%)
  • Dizziness (288 people, 14.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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