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Review: could Keppra cause Pancreatitis?





Summary: Pancreatitis is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,870 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 152 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Keppra and have Pancreatitis >>>

Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 21,210 users)

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Pancreatitis 31,685 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 19,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 152 people (0.76%) have Pancreatitis.

Trend of Pancreatitis in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Pancreatitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pancreatitis56.76%27.03%0.00%5.41%8.11%2.70%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Pancreatitis48.15%51.85%

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pancreatitis0.00%7.07%14.65%13.13%14.65%18.69%24.75%7.07%

Severity of Pancreatitis when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pancreatitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (64 people, 42.11%)
  2. Convulsion (53 people, 34.87%)
  3. Pain (13 people, 8.55%)
  4. Agitation (13 people, 8.55%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (9 people, 5.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (42 people, 27.63%)
  2. Klonopin (40 people, 26.32%)
  3. Dilantin kapseal (32 people, 21.05%)
  4. Dilantin (29 people, 19.08%)
  5. Ativan (24 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Citations of the study:
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23254916

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