Review: could Keppra cause Mood swings?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 20, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,600 people who take Keppra. Among them, 179 have Mood swings. See who they are, when they have Mood swings and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,097 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 117,410 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 19,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 194 people (0.99%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.17% of all the 117,410 people who have Mood Swings.
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||48.39%||22.58%||6.45%||9.68%||0.00%||11.29%||1.61% |
Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Keppra * :
|Mood swings||77.68%||22.32% |
Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Keppra * :
|Mood swings||0.00%||2.67%||15.00%||22.67%||19.67%||20.33%||7.67%||12.00% |
Severity of Mood swings when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mood swings||16.67%||33.33%||16.67%||33.33% |
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 (123 people, 63.40%)
- Convulsion (56 people, 28.87%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (34 people, 17.53%)
- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (23 people, 11.86%)
- Idiopathic generalised epilepsy (19 people, 9.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (65 people, 33.51%)
- Lamotrigine (49 people, 25.26%)
- Klonopin (47 people, 24.23%)
- Topamax (46 people, 23.71%)
- Lexapro (35 people, 18.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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