Review: could Keppra cause Pruritus?
We study 19,848 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 (latest outcomes from 21,176 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 544,856 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.
Time on Keppra when people have Pruritus * :
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Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Pruritus when taking Keppra ** :
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How people recovered from Pruritus ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (93 people, 33.21%)
- Convulsion (40 people, 14.29%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 6.79%)
- Prophylaxis (17 people, 6.07%)
- Complex partial seizures (10 people, 3.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (50 people, 17.86%)
- Tegretol (30 people, 10.71%)
- Dilantin (26 people, 9.29%)
- Aspirin (25 people, 8.93%)
- Clonazepam (24 people, 8.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Bumps,black blemishes only on jawbone. Its on both sides of my face. Never had skin problems until starting this medicine.
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palms of hand turn red and itch when exposed to cold lips and tongue tingle and itch
From this study (2 weeks ago):
After one week I began to have severe itching under the armpits which I cannot stop from scratching. It keeps me awake at night and is a real drag. I have a rash there as well. Should I stop taking the stuff?
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