Review: could Keppra cause Pancreatitis?
Summary: Pancreatitis could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.
We study 19,626 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.
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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Keppra include convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fatigue, fatigue aggravated, weakness.
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) (latest reports from 196,426 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 152 people (0.77%) have Pancreatitis. They amount to 0.08% of all the 196,365 people who have Pancreatitis on eHealthMe.
Time on Keppra when people have Pancreatitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Pancreatitis when taking Keppra ** :
How people recovered from Pancreatitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (64 people, 42.11%)
- Convulsion (53 people, 34.87%)
- Pain (13 people, 8.55%)
- Agitation (13 people, 8.55%)
- Multiple sclerosis (9 people, 5.92%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (42 people, 27.63%)
- Klonopin (40 people, 26.32%)
- Dilantin kapseal (32 people, 21.05%)
- Dilantin (29 people, 19.08%)
- Ativan (24 people, 15.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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