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Review: could Keppra cause Petechiae (Bleeding into the skin)?

Summary: Petechiae is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Glioblastoma.

We study 19,909 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,243 Keppra users)

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 6,476 Petechiae patients)

On Feb, 8, 2015: 19,901 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 58 people (0.29%) have Petechiae.

Trend of Petechiae in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Petechiae * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Petechiae7.69%61.54%19.23%7.69%0.00%3.85%0.00%

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Petechiae65.08%34.92%

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Petechiae1.85%9.26%5.56%20.37%22.22%1.85%16.67%22.22%

Severity of Petechiae when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Petechiae0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Petechiae ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Petechiae0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Glioblastoma (9 people, 15.52%)
  2. Convulsion (8 people, 13.79%)
  3. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging brain (7 people, 12.07%)
  4. Partial seizures (5 people, 8.62%)
  5. Complex partial seizures (5 people, 8.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (11 people, 18.97%)
  2. Decadron (11 people, 18.97%)
  3. Valium (10 people, 17.24%)
  4. Nexium (9 people, 15.52%)
  5. Trazodone hcl (8 people, 13.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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