Keppra and Joint pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Joint pain 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 Nexium, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 442 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psoriatic arthropathy, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 207,379 Joint pain patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 442 people (1.27%) have Joint Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Joint pain?

Time on Keppra when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 63.57 %
  • male: 36.43 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.84 %
  • 10-19: 3.37 %
  • 20-29: 5.9 %
  • 30-39: 14.33 %
  • 40-49: 17.7 %
  • 50-59: 24.16 %
  • 60+: 33.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (54 people, 12.22%)
  • Convulsion (50 people, 11.31%)
  • Pain (44 people, 9.95%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (28 people, 6.33%)
  • Osteoporosis (26 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (60 people, 13.57%)
  • Lamictal (45 people, 10.18%)
  • Neurontin (41 people, 9.28%)
  • Dilantin (41 people, 9.28%)
  • Aspirin (41 people, 9.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (127 people, 28.73%)
  • Fatigue (114 people, 25.79%)
  • Weakness (100 people, 22.62%)
  • Dizziness (100 people, 22.62%)
  • Rashes (89 people, 20.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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