Review: could Keppra cause Rapid Heart Beat?


Rapid heart beat 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 23,492 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 126 have Rapid heart beat. Find out below who they are, when they have Rapid heart beat and more.

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Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 25,536 users)

Rapid Heart Beat

Rapid heart beat has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, heart rate increased, hypotension, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 44,866 Rapid heart beat patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

23,492 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 126 people (0.54%) have Rapid Heart Beat

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Rapid heart beat?

Time on Keppra when people have Rapid Heart Beat *:

  • < 1 month: 61.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rapid Heart Beat when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 50.4 %
  • male: 49.6 %

Age of people who have Rapid Heart Beat when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 1.85 %
  • 2-9: 3.7 %
  • 10-19: 12.04 %
  • 20-29: 11.11 %
  • 30-39: 15.74 %
  • 40-49: 10.19 %
  • 50-59: 17.59 %
  • 60+: 27.78 %

Severity if Rapid Heart Beat when taking Keppra **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Rapid Heart Beat **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (29 people)
  • Convulsion (20 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (9 people)
  • Pain (8 people)
  • Depression (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (20 people)
  • Coumadin (11 people)
  • Tegretol (10 people)
  • Synthroid (9 people)
  • Aspirin (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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