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 19,909 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,243 Keppra users)
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 31,820 Pancreatitis patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 19,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 152 people (0.76%) have Pancreatitis.
Time on Keppra when people have Pancreatitis * :
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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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