Keppra and Itching - from FDA reports
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 Convulsion. This review analyzes which people have Itching with Keppra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 37,835 people who have side effects when taking Keppra from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Oct, 22, 2017
37,835 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 500 people (1.32%) have Itching
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Keppra when people have Itching *:
- < 1 month: 45 %
- 1 - 6 months: 40 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6 %
- 2 - 5 years: 3 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Keppra *:
- female: 65.44 %
- male: 34.56 %
Age of people who have Itching when taking Keppra *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 3.05 %
- 10-19: 7.61 %
- 20-29: 7.87 %
- 30-39: 13.2 %
- 40-49: 14.21 %
- 50-59: 19.04 %
- 60+: 35.03 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Convulsion (52 people, 10.40%)
- High Blood Pressure (34 people, 6.80%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (24 people, 4.80%)
- Preventive Health Care (23 people, 4.60%)
- Pain (16 people, 3.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lamictal (72 people, 14.40%)
- Tegretol (36 people, 7.20%)
- Vimpat (34 people, 6.80%)
- Dilantin (32 people, 6.40%)
- Trileptal (31 people, 6.20%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (210 people, 42.00%)
- Fatigue (66 people, 13.20%)
- Fever (54 people, 10.80%)
- Convulsion (54 people, 10.80%)
- Nausea (50 people, 10.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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How long after stopping will the itching stop? Has been 5 days is no way as bad or often seems to be less every day, was horrible when taking. Would think after 5 days any side effect should be gone completely.
User reviews to the study
4/27/17 first seizure..grand mal 5/5/17. Started keppra 500mg BID 5/10/17. MRI showed something on brain 5/22/17 4 partial seizures Keppra increased to 750mg BID 5/2317. 6 partial seizures 5/24/17 2 partial seizure... admitted to hospital told was a tumor over motor cord given 1500 mg ...
I have been on anti convulsants since the age oh 19. I am now 67 and have had issues with arthritis, fibromyalgia and what I believe movie gut be peripheral neuropathy for a long time. My quality of life has been significantly changed as a result.
I have been on Tamsulosin for almost 10 months. However, I have noticed in the last few weeks of itching. I have also noticed some rashes in my scrap. I just took a dose tonight and started noticing this weard sensation and feeling as if ants are crawling over me. I took a Benadryl to help ...
My husband is taking Keppra to help with muscle cramping/spasms due to a spinal cord injury. He has most of the listed side effects such as, mood swings, depression, coordination, muscle weakness very depressed but he also has severe edema in his feet and now lower legs as well. Cant see where ...