Related topic: Keppra, Mood swings
Review: could Keppra cause Mood swings?
Summary: Mood swings could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.
We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 195 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.
Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 119,705 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.
On Apr, 9, 2014: 19,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 195 people (0.99%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.16% of all the 119,362 people who have Mood Swings on eHealthMe.
Time on Keppra when people have Mood swings * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mood swings||47.62%||23.81%||6.35%||9.52%||0.00%||11.11%||1.59% |
Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Keppra * :
|Mood swings||77.75%||22.25% |
Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Keppra * :
|Mood swings||0.00%||2.66%||14.95%||22.59%||19.93%||20.27%||7.64%||11.96% |
Severity of Mood swings when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mood swings||14.29%||28.57%||28.57%||28.57% |
How people recovered from Mood swings ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Mood swings||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (124 people, 63.59%)
- Convulsion (56 people, 28.72%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (34 people, 17.44%)
- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (23 people, 11.79%)
- Idiopathic generalised epilepsy (19 people, 9.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (65 people, 33.33%)
- Lamotrigine (50 people, 25.64%)
- Klonopin (47 people, 24.10%)
- Topamax (46 people, 23.59%)
- Lexapro (35 people, 17.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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