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Review: could Keppra cause Pruritus?

We study 19,844 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 280 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Keppra

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,172 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 544,343 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 19,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 280 people (1.41%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.05% of all the 543,676 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus44.32%39.77%4.55%3.41%5.68%2.27%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus63.91%36.09%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%3.85%9.62%6.54%15.77%13.85%14.23%36.15%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus14.29%71.43%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pruritus0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (93 people, 33.21%)
  2. Convulsion (40 people, 14.29%)
  3. Hypertension (19 people, 6.79%)
  4. Prophylaxis (17 people, 6.07%)
  5. Complex partial seizures (10 people, 3.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (50 people, 17.86%)
  2. Tegretol (30 people, 10.71%)
  3. Dilantin (26 people, 9.29%)
  4. Aspirin (25 people, 8.93%)
  5. Clonazepam (24 people, 8.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 hours ago):

  • I can't tell if it's exzcema or my medication, I keep itching and scratching.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • have had seizure while driving - have been extremely stressed as of late with job loss & death of close personal friend. have extreme anxiety as other job has had a severe cut in work hours. financial worries about jobs - making house payments, bills , etc. Seizure lasts only a very short time & have no warning of partial seizure I am fine soon afterward with no side effects .

    Reply

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