Keppra and Mood swings - from FDA reports


Summary

Mood swings is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 40-49 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, 442 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,183 users)

Mood Swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with depression, birth control, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 39,398 Mood swings patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

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


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Mood swings?

Time on Keppra when people have Mood Swings *:

  • < 1 month: 43.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.02 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 66.92 %
  • male: 33.08 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.77 %
  • 2-9: 8.43 %
  • 10-19: 16.09 %
  • 20-29: 18.01 %
  • 30-39: 13.41 %
  • 40-49: 19.16 %
  • 50-59: 13.79 %
  • 60+: 10.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (119 people, 26.92%)
  • Seizures (79 people, 17.87%)
  • Convulsion (47 people, 10.63%)
  • Partial Seizures (12 people, 2.71%)
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (11 people, 2.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (55 people, 12.44%)
  • Topamax (45 people, 10.18%)
  • Dilantin (37 people, 8.37%)
  • Vimpat (35 people, 7.92%)
  • Lamotrigine (33 people, 7.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (80 people, 18.10%)
  • Aggression (78 people, 17.65%)
  • Fatigue (77 people, 17.42%)
  • Drowsiness (72 people, 16.29%)
  • Anger (59 people, 13.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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