Could Keppra cause Petechiae - from FDA reports


Summary

Petechiae is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Glioblastoma . We study 34,155 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 68 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 Keppra 37,147 users)

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, depression, atrial fibrillation/flutter (latest reports from 8,208 Petechiae patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

34,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 68 people (0.2%) have Petechiae


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Petechiae?

Time on Keppra when people have Petechiae *:

  • < 1 month: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 62.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.34 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 66.18 %
  • male: 33.82 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 1.61 %
  • 2-9: 8.06 %
  • 10-19: 4.84 %
  • 20-29: 16.13 %
  • 30-39: 19.35 %
  • 40-49: 4.84 %
  • 50-59: 14.52 %
  • 60+: 25.81 %

Severity of Petechiae **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (12 people, 17.65%)
  • Valium (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Decadron (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Temodal (9 people, 13.24%)
  • Nexium (9 people, 13.24%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Glioblastoma (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Brain (7 people, 10.29%)
  • Convulsion (6 people, 8.82%)
  • Oedema (4 people, 5.88%)
  • Muscle Spasms (4 people, 5.88%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pancytopenia (14 people, 20.59%)
  • Head Injury (14 people, 20.59%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (13 people, 19.12%)
  • Rashes (13 people, 19.12%)
  • Nosebleed (13 people, 19.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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