Keppra and Insomnia - from FDA reports


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Convulsion . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 663 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 37,183 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 207,180 Insomnia patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 663 people (1.91%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Insomnia?

Time on Keppra when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 40.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 61.86 %
  • male: 38.14 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 2.93 %
  • 2-9: 4.95 %
  • 10-19: 6.98 %
  • 20-29: 10.59 %
  • 30-39: 12.61 %
  • 40-49: 21.85 %
  • 50-59: 22.3 %
  • 60+: 17.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (140 people, 21.12%)
  • Epilepsy (123 people, 18.55%)
  • Seizures (67 people, 10.11%)
  • Depression (47 people, 7.09%)
  • Pain (32 people, 4.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (108 people, 16.29%)
  • Dilantin (53 people, 7.99%)
  • Vimpat (52 people, 7.84%)
  • Lyrica (50 people, 7.54%)
  • Tegretol (44 people, 6.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (131 people, 19.76%)
  • Fatigue (124 people, 18.70%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (108 people, 16.29%)
  • Depression (104 people, 15.69%)
  • Dizziness (102 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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