Keppra and Hot flushes - from FDA reports


Summary

Hot flushes 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 Seizures . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 54 have Hot flushes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flushes and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,183 users)

Hot Flushes

Hot flushes (sudden feelings of heat) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression (latest reports from 34,489 Hot flushes patients).

On Feb, 13, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 54 people (0.16%) have Hot Flushes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Hot flushes?

Time on Keppra when people have Hot Flushes *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hot Flushes when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Hot Flushes when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.88 %
  • 20-29: 14.71 %
  • 30-39: 20.59 %
  • 40-49: 17.65 %
  • 50-59: 11.76 %
  • 60+: 29.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizures (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Convulsion (8 people, 14.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Epilepsy (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Breast Cancer (4 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (15 people, 27.78%)
  • Arimidex (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Lorazepam (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Ibuprofen (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Zantac (9 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Memory Loss (17 people, 31.48%)
  • Fatigue (17 people, 31.48%)
  • Pain (16 people, 29.63%)
  • Depression (14 people, 25.93%)
  • High Blood Pressure (12 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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