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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 19,913 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 21,249 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 24,771 Mood swings patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 19,909 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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