Keppra and Fever - from FDA reports


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 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 1,077 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 37,187 users)

Fever

Fever has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, hepatitis c (latest reports from 242,293 Fever patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,077 people (3.1%) have Fever


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Fever?

Time on Keppra when people have Fever *:

  • < 1 month: 44.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.84 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.94 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.49 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fever when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 51.24 %
  • male: 48.76 %

Age of people who have Fever when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 2.48 %
  • 2-9: 10.68 %
  • 10-19: 6.69 %
  • 20-29: 12.73 %
  • 30-39: 9.71 %
  • 40-49: 14.02 %
  • 50-59: 17.48 %
  • 60+: 26.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (226 people, 20.98%)
  • Convulsion (135 people, 12.53%)
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (58 people, 5.39%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (51 people, 4.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (51 people, 4.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (142 people, 13.18%)
  • Tegretol (69 people, 6.41%)
  • Decadron (63 people, 5.85%)
  • Dilantin (58 people, 5.39%)
  • Zofran (56 people, 5.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (187 people, 17.36%)
  • Rashes (170 people, 15.78%)
  • Fatigue (143 people, 13.28%)
  • Nausea (123 people, 11.42%)
  • Headache (122 people, 11.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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