Review: could Keppra cause Pruritus (Itching)?
Summary: Pruritus is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.
We study 19,913 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 270 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.
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Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,254 Keppra users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 90,889 Pruritus patients)
On Apr, 8, 2015: 19,913 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 280 people (1.41%) have Pruritus.
Time on Keppra when people have Pruritus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra * :
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra * :
Severity of Pruritus when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Pruritus ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
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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