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Review: could Keppra cause Pancreatitis?

We study 19,835 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

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,166 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) (latest reports from 197,168 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 19,833 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 197,127 people who have Pancreatitis on eHealthMe.

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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