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Review: could Keppra cause Petechiae?

Summary: Petechiae could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Decadron, and have Glioblastoma.

We study 19,801 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 (latest outcomes from 21,127 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) (latest reports from 34,607 patients) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 58 people (0.30%) have Petechiae. They amount to 0.17% of all the 34,526 people who have Petechiae on eHealthMe.

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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