Keppra and 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 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 461 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 37,187 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Itching patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 461 people (1.33%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Itching?

Time on Keppra when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 42.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.22 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 66.3 %
  • male: 33.7 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.01 %
  • 10-19: 7.4 %
  • 20-29: 8.22 %
  • 30-39: 13.42 %
  • 40-49: 14.79 %
  • 50-59: 18.9 %
  • 60+: 34.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (117 people, 25.38%)
  • Convulsion (52 people, 11.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (32 people, 6.94%)
  • Seizures (30 people, 6.51%)
  • Preventive Health Care (22 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (70 people, 15.18%)
  • Tegretol (33 people, 7.16%)
  • Vimpat (31 people, 6.72%)
  • Dilantin (31 people, 6.72%)
  • Trileptal (29 people, 6.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (193 people, 41.87%)
  • Fatigue (60 people, 13.02%)
  • Convulsion (54 people, 11.71%)
  • Nausea (48 people, 10.41%)
  • Headache (48 people, 10.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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