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Review: could Keppra cause Insomnia?

We study 19,848 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 336 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,176 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 768,280 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 19,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 351 people (1.77%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.05% of all the 779,156 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia42.22%31.11%3.33%6.67%11.11%4.44%1.11%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia64.32%35.68%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia3.01%1.64%6.56%13.66%12.57%25.68%21.31%15.57%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia7.69%38.46%53.85%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (155 people, 44.16%)
  2. Epilepsy (83 people, 23.65%)
  3. Insomnia (23 people, 6.55%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 6.55%)
  5. Sleep disorder (23 people, 6.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (60 people, 17.09%)
  2. Folic acid (41 people, 11.68%)
  3. Xanax (40 people, 11.40%)
  4. Dilantin (39 people, 11.11%)
  5. Neurontin (34 people, 9.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • started taking vitamin b12 and complex b I heard from others would help with side effects and they have they arent as severe the mood swings and sleepiness

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