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Review: could Keppra cause Hot flushes?

Summary: Hot flushes could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Arimidex, and have Convulsion.

We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Hot flushes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flushes and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Hot flushes

Hot flushes (sudden feelings of heat) (latest reports from 108,146 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 31 people (0.16%) have Hot Flushes. They amount to 0.03% of all the 107,713 people who have Hot Flushes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hot flushes in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Hot flushes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hot flushes40.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hot flushes94.29%5.71%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hot flushes0.00%0.00%4.76%28.57%19.05%4.76%14.29%28.57%

Severity of Hot flushes when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hot flushes0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hot flushes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (5 people, 16.13%)
  2. Breast cancer (3 people, 9.68%)
  3. Blood triglycerides increased (2 people, 6.45%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 6.45%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (2 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Arimidex (11 people, 35.48%)
  2. Vitamin d (10 people, 32.26%)
  3. Lamictal (10 people, 32.26%)
  4. Lidex (8 people, 25.81%)
  5. Pepcid (8 people, 25.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • weakness, mild tremor, mild sweating,mild heart racing

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • patient was being treated with 500 mg keppra 2x per day. No seizures for year. Suddenly, grand mal seizure which lasted approx. 45 minutes: shaking, gasping for breath, vomiting, high blood pressure 180/102; racing heart rate 125; sweating. Later when hospitalized and given 3 mg of Ativan, seizures stopped. Later UTI discovered.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

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