Could Keppra cause 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 - 6 months, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,155 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 452 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 37,147 users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Pruritus patients).
On Nov, 24, 2016
34,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 452 people (1.32%) have Pruritus
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Keppra when people have Pruritus *:
- < 1 month: 37.89 %
- 1 - 6 months: 41.05 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4.21 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.21 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2.11 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra *:
- female: 66.37 %
- male: 33.63 %
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Keppra *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 3.08 %
- 10-19: 7.56 %
- 20-29: 8.4 %
- 30-39: 14.01 %
- 40-49: 13.45 %
- 50-59: 19.33 %
- 60+: 34.17 %
Severity of Pruritus **:
- least: 16.67 %
- moderate: 83.33 %
- severe: 0.0 %
- most severe: 0.0 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lamictal (68 people, 15.04%)
- Tegretol (33 people, 7.30%)
- Dilantin (31 people, 6.86%)
- Nexium (28 people, 6.19%)
- Ativan (28 people, 6.19%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Keppra, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Convulsion (51 people, 11.28%)
- High Blood Pressure (32 people, 7.08%)
- Seizures (27 people, 5.97%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Rashes (186 people, 41.15%)
- Fatigue (59 people, 13.05%)
- Convulsion (54 people, 11.95%)
- Nausea (48 people, 10.62%)
- Headache (48 people, 10.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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