Review: could Keppra cause Rapid heart beat?
We study 19,848 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 (latest outcomes from 21,176 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.
Rapid heart beat
Rapid heart beat (latest reports from 212,578 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, asthma.
On Aug, 17, 2014: 19,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 104 people (0.52%) have Rapid Heart Beat. They amount to 0.05% of all the 212,661 people who have Rapid Heart Beat on eHealthMe.
Time on Keppra when people have Rapid heart beat * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Rapid heart beat||52.38%||38.10%||9.52%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Rapid heart beat when taking Keppra * :
|Rapid heart beat||44.35%||55.65% |
Age of people who have Rapid heart beat when taking Keppra * :
|Rapid heart beat||3.54%||2.65%||14.16%||16.81%||9.73%||9.73%||15.04%||28.32% |
Severity of Rapid heart beat when taking Keppra ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Rapid heart beat||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Rapid heart beat ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Rapid heart beat||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (33 people, 31.73%)
- Convulsion (18 people, 17.31%)
- Depression (10 people, 9.62%)
- Multiple sclerosis (8 people, 7.69%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (8 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (24 people, 23.08%)
- Tegretol (17 people, 16.35%)
- Coumadin (12 people, 11.54%)
- Plavix (10 people, 9.62%)
- Nexium (10 people, 9.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.
anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:
Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.
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