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 21,249 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 Mar, 7, 2015: 19,909 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Keppra for a 11-year old boy with Epilepsy. The patient has Dyslexia (disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols)
- A study of side effects of Xanax for a 70-year old man with Itching. The patient has Itching
- A study of side effects of Keppra for a 79-year old man with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. The patient has Short-term Memory Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Acidophilus Lactobacillus, Benicar Hct for a 58-year old woman with Bowel Movement Irregularity, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled. The patient has Back Pain, Nausea, Leg Cramping, Tongue Irritation, Insomnia, Itching
- A study of drug interactions between Zocor, Xanax, Zoloft, Levothyroxine Sodium, Protonix for a 64-year old woman with Total Cholesterol, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Hyperthyroidism, Reflux Gastritis. The patient has Itching
Recent Keppra related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Levothyroxine Sodium, Omeprazole, Keppra for a 68-year old woman who has Confusion, Barrett's Esophagus
- Comparions of Keppra, Depakote, Mysoline for a 56-year old man who has Focal Epilepsy
- Comparions of Lamictal, Keppra for a 57-year old woman who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Depakote Er, Keppra, Lamictal for a 50-year old woman who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Keppra, Ritalin, Lyrica for a 35-year old woman who has Cavernous Hemangioma
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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