Review: could Keppra cause Fever?


Summary

Fever 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 19,700 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 674 have Fever. Find out below who they are, when they have Fever and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 20,775 users)

Fever

Fever has been reported by people with erythema multiforme, thrombocytopenia, rashes, renal failure acute, drug ineffective (latest reports from 165,630 Fever patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

19,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 674 people (3.42%) have Fever


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Fever?

Time on Keppra when people have Fever *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fever when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 54.66 %
  • male: 45.34 %

Age of people who have Fever when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 1.85 %
  • 2-9: 10.25 %
  • 10-19: 7.56 %
  • 20-29: 14.96 %
  • 30-39: 8.74 %
  • 40-49: 14.12 %
  • 50-59: 15.46 %
  • 60+: 27.06 %

Severity if Fever when taking Keppra **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Fever **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (117 people)
  • Convulsion (85 people)
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (45 people)
  • Depression (23 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (91 people)
  • Tegretol (45 people)
  • Decadron (40 people)
  • Dilantin (39 people)
  • Dexamethasone (37 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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