Review: could Keppra cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,600 people who take Keppra. Among them, 336 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,097 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 756,522 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 18,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 337 people (1.82%) have Insomnia.
Time on Keppra when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (153 people, 45.40%)
- Epilepsy (81 people, 24.04%)
- Sleep disorder (23 people, 6.82%)
- Insomnia (23 people, 6.82%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 6.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (60 people, 17.80%)
- Folic acid (41 people, 12.17%)
- Xanax (39 people, 11.57%)
- Dilantin (39 people, 11.57%)
- Neurontin (34 people, 10.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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