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Review: could Keppra cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,901 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 197 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 21,228 Keppra users)

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,750 Mood swings patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 19,901 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 197 people (0.99%) have Mood Swings.

Trend of Mood swings in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings46.15%23.08%6.15%12.31%0.00%10.77%1.54%

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

FemaleMale
Mood swings77.30%22.70%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%2.64%14.85%22.77%19.80%20.13%7.92%11.88%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings11.11%22.22%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (124 people, 62.94%)
  2. Convulsion (56 people, 28.43%)
  3. Petit mal epilepsy (34 people, 17.26%)
  4. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (23 people, 11.68%)
  5. Idiopathic generalised epilepsy (19 people, 9.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (65 people, 32.99%)
  2. Lamotrigine (50 people, 25.38%)
  3. Klonopin (47 people, 23.86%)
  4. Topamax (46 people, 23.35%)
  5. Lexapro (35 people, 17.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • My positive attitude has disappeared and I become upset for no reason

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • started taking vitamin b12 and complex b I heard from others would help with side effects and they have they arent as severe the mood swings and sleepiness

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Daily Headaches-wake me from a dead sleep and last all day. Blocked off left jugular, occuled subclavian vein, and other superficial veins on left side of neck. Meds make me extremely tired almost to the point I cannot take care of my children. Headaches started when pregnant in January 2008 thought it was hormonal but they continued after birth. Daily and debilitating after November 2008.

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