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Review: could Keppra cause Pruritus (Itching)?

We study 19,848 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

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,186 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 19,848 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 280 people (1.41%) have Pruritus.

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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  • 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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