Review: could Keppra cause Mood Swings?


Mood swings is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamotrigine, and have Epilepsy . We study 23,493 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 221 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 25,536 users)

Mood Swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, rashes, drug ineffective, fatigue, pain (latest reports from 28,902 Mood swings patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

23,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 221 people (0.94%) have Mood Swings

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Mood swings?

Time on Keppra when people have Mood Swings *:

  • < 1 month: 31.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 4.44 %

Gender of people who have Mood Swings when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 72.99 %
  • male: 27.01 %

Age of people who have Mood Swings when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 1.13 %
  • 2-9: 2.26 %
  • 10-19: 16.38 %
  • 20-29: 16.95 %
  • 30-39: 19.21 %
  • 40-49: 18.08 %
  • 50-59: 16.38 %
  • 60+: 9.6 %

Severity if Mood Swings when taking Keppra **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 25.0 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 37.5 %

How people recovered from Mood Swings **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (86 people)
  • Convulsion (40 people)
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (11 people)
  • Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy (10 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamotrigine (34 people)
  • Topamax (30 people)
  • Lamictal (28 people)
  • Dilantin (25 people)
  • Folic Acid (19 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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