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 19,626 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 (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Hot flushes (sudden feelings of heat) (latest reports from 107,847 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.
Time on Keppra when people have Hot flushes * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hot flushes||40.00%||40.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hot flushes when taking Keppra * :
|Hot flushes||94.29%||5.71% |
Age of people who have Hot flushes when taking Keppra * :
|Hot flushes||0.00%||0.00%||4.76%||28.57%||19.05%||4.76%||14.29%||28.57% |
Severity of Hot flushes when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hot flushes||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hot flushes ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (5 people, 16.13%)
- Breast cancer (3 people, 9.68%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (2 people, 6.45%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 6.45%)
- Thyroid disorder (2 people, 6.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Arimidex (11 people, 35.48%)
- Vitamin d (10 people, 32.26%)
- Lamictal (10 people, 32.26%)
- Lidex (8 people, 25.81%)
- Pepcid (8 people, 25.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 days 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.
From this study (6 days ago):
I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.
From this study (6 days ago):
I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.
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