Review: could Keppra cause Rapid heart beat?
Summary: Rapid heart beat could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lamictal, and have Epilepsy.
We study 19,626 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 104 people (0.53%) have Rapid Heart Beat. They amount to 0.05% of all the 209,970 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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From this study (2 days ago):
patient was being treated with 500 mg keppra 2x per day. No seizures for year. Suddenly, grand mal seizure which lasted approx. 45 minutes: shaking, gasping for breath, vomiting, high blood pressure 180/102; racing heart rate 125; sweating. Later when hospitalized and given 3 mg of Ativan, seizures stopped. Later UTI discovered.
From this study (4 days ago):
I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.
From this study (4 days ago):
I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.
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