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Review: could Keppra cause Insomnia?





Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Convulsion.

We study 19,870 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 337 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 21,210 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Insomnia 135,811 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 19,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 352 people (1.77%) have Insomnia.

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
Insomnia41.76%30.77%3.30%7.69%10.99%4.40%1.10%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia64.18%35.82%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia3.27%1.63%6.54%13.62%12.53%25.61%21.25%15.53%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia7.14%42.86%50.00%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, 44.03%)
  2. Epilepsy (83 people, 23.58%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 6.53%)
  4. Insomnia (23 people, 6.53%)
  5. Sleep disorder (23 people, 6.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (60 people, 17.05%)
  2. Folic acid (41 people, 11.65%)
  3. Xanax (40 people, 11.36%)
  4. Dilantin (39 people, 11.08%)
  5. Neurontin (34 people, 9.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My insomnia was provoked by a 'medicine cocktail', prescribed medications that were contraindicated. I just had a rough experience with Serotonin Syndrome, grateful to be alive.

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