Keppra and Pruritus - from FDA reports
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 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 461 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 Keppra 37,183 users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,366 Pruritus patients).
On Jan, 26, 2017
34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 461 people (1.33%) have Pruritus
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Keppra when people have Pruritus *:
- < 1 month: 42.22 %
- 1 - 6 months: 38.89 %
- 6 - 12 months: 3.33 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 3.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2.22 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra *:
- female: 66.3 %
- male: 33.7 %
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 3.01 %
- 10-19: 7.4 %
- 20-29: 8.22 %
- 30-39: 13.42 %
- 40-49: 14.79 %
- 50-59: 18.9 %
- 60+: 34.25 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Epilepsy (117 people, 25.38%)
- Convulsion (52 people, 11.28%)
- High Blood Pressure (32 people, 6.94%)
- Seizures (30 people, 6.51%)
- Preventive Health Care (22 people, 4.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lamictal (70 people, 15.18%)
- Tegretol (33 people, 7.16%)
- Vimpat (31 people, 6.72%)
- Dilantin (31 people, 6.72%)
- Trileptal (29 people, 6.29%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (193 people, 41.87%)
- Fatigue (60 people, 13.02%)
- Convulsion (54 people, 11.71%)
- Nausea (48 people, 10.41%)
- Headache (48 people, 10.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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