Could Keppra cause Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,155 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 452 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 Keppra 37,147 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

34,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 452 people (1.32%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Itching?

Time on Keppra when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 37.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.21 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 66.37 %
  • male: 33.63 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.08 %
  • 10-19: 7.56 %
  • 20-29: 8.4 %
  • 30-39: 14.01 %
  • 40-49: 13.45 %
  • 50-59: 19.33 %
  • 60+: 34.17 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 83.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (68 people, 15.04%)
  • Tegretol (33 people, 7.30%)
  • Dilantin (31 people, 6.86%)
  • Nexium (28 people, 6.19%)
  • Ativan (28 people, 6.19%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Convulsion (51 people, 11.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (32 people, 7.08%)
  • Seizures (27 people, 5.97%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (186 people, 41.15%)
  • Fatigue (59 people, 13.05%)
  • Convulsion (54 people, 11.95%)
  • Nausea (48 people, 10.62%)
  • Headache (48 people, 10.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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