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Review: could Keppra cause Rapid heart beat (Heart Rate Increased)?

Summary: Rapid heart beat is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy. We study 19,920 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 104 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 21,262 Keppra users)

Rapid heart beat

Rapid heart beat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, asthma. (latest reports from 39,719 Rapid heart beat patients)

On May, 5, 2015: 19,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 104 people (0.52%) have Rapid Heart Beat.

Trend of Rapid heart beat in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Rapid heart beat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rapid heart beat52.38%38.10%9.52%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rapid heart beat when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Rapid heart beat44.35%55.65%

Age of people who have Rapid heart beat when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rapid heart beat3.54%2.65%14.16%16.81%9.73%9.73%15.04%28.32%

Severity of Rapid heart beat when taking Keppra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rapid heart beat0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rapid heart beat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rapid heart beat100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (33 people, 31.73%)
  2. Convulsion (18 people, 17.31%)
  3. Depression (10 people, 9.62%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (8 people, 7.69%)
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (8 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (24 people, 23.08%)
  2. Tegretol (17 people, 16.35%)
  3. Coumadin (12 people, 11.54%)
  4. Plavix (10 people, 9.62%)
  5. Nexium (10 people, 9.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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