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 Epilepsy . We study 33,173 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,892 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 36,047 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 346,068 Fatigue patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

33,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,892 people (5.7%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Fatigue?

Time on Keppra when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 40.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.0 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 61.28 %
  • male: 38.72 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.65 %
  • 2-9: 4.41 %
  • 10-19: 6.58 %
  • 20-29: 9.47 %
  • 30-39: 12.08 %
  • 40-49: 17.64 %
  • 50-59: 19.45 %
  • 60+: 29.72 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Keppra **:

  • least: 3.7 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 37.04 %
  • most severe: 14.81 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 7.14 %
  • not yet: 92.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (321 people, 16.97%)
  • Convulsion (261 people, 13.79%)
  • Seizure (133 people, 7.03%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (127 people, 6.71%)
  • Pain (100 people, 5.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (214 people, 11.31%)
  • Dilantin (169 people, 8.93%)
  • Decadron (151 people, 7.98%)
  • Vimpat (115 people, 6.08%)
  • Ativan (114 people, 6.03%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (338 people, 17.86%)
  • Asthenia (326 people, 17.23%)
  • Nausea (307 people, 16.23%)
  • Somnolence (305 people, 16.12%)
  • Headache (265 people, 14.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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