Keppra and Rapid heart beat - from FDA reports


Summary

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 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 167 have Rapid heart beat. Find out below who they are, when they have Rapid heart beat and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,187 users)

Rapid Heart Beat

Rapid heart beat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, depression, asthma (latest reports from 58,301 Rapid heart beat patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 167 people (0.48%) 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: 53.61 %
  • male: 46.39 %

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

  • 0-1: 3.68 %
  • 2-9: 3.68 %
  • 10-19: 11.76 %
  • 20-29: 9.56 %
  • 30-39: 13.97 %
  • 40-49: 13.97 %
  • 50-59: 19.12 %
  • 60+: 24.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (30 people, 17.96%)
  • Convulsion (24 people, 14.37%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (11 people, 6.59%)
  • Depression (11 people, 6.59%)
  • Pain (9 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (21 people, 12.57%)
  • Decadron (13 people, 7.78%)
  • Xanax (12 people, 7.19%)
  • Tegretol (12 people, 7.19%)
  • Coumadin (12 people, 7.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (31 people, 18.56%)
  • Convulsion (31 people, 18.56%)
  • High Blood Pressure (30 people, 17.96%)
  • Fatigue (25 people, 14.97%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (25 people, 14.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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