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Review: could Keppra cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy. We study 19,920 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 270 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,262 Keppra users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,320 Itching patients)

On May, 16, 2015: 19,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 270 people (1.36%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching43.37%39.76%4.82%3.61%6.02%2.41%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Itching62.89%37.11%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%3.60%10.00%6.80%15.60%13.60%13.60%36.80%

Severity of Itching when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching14.29%71.43%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (93 people, 34.44%)
  2. Convulsion (40 people, 14.81%)
  3. Hypertension (19 people, 7.04%)
  4. Prophylaxis (17 people, 6.30%)
  5. Complex partial seizures (10 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (49 people, 18.15%)
  2. Tegretol (29 people, 10.74%)
  3. Dilantin (24 people, 8.89%)
  4. Clonazepam (24 people, 8.89%)
  5. Trileptal (23 people, 8.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Itching is localized on my back, scalp, and hip areas. It's so bad I can not get relief from scratching. I scratch so much n so hard I Welp up and almost bleed. Happened a few mos ago out if nowhere and lasted few days then returned again few mos later and won't go away.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • Severe cramping in legs

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I had a hysterectomy and bladder sling about 8 yrs ago. Seizures started after that.

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