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Review: could Keppra cause Stroke?

Summary: Stroke is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Convulsion.

We study 19,913 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 284 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,249 Keppra users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 93,279 Stroke patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 19,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 284 people (1.43%) have Stroke.

Trend of Stroke in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Stroke * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stroke17.65%47.06%11.76%5.88%5.88%11.76%0.00%

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Keppra * :

FemaleMale
Stroke67.18%32.82%

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Keppra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stroke0.00%1.03%1.38%6.90%8.62%13.79%15.17%53.10%

Severity of Stroke when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Stroke ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (87 people, 30.63%)
  2. Epilepsy (31 people, 10.92%)
  3. Osteoporosis (24 people, 8.45%)
  4. Pain (18 people, 6.34%)
  5. Hypertension (15 people, 5.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (81 people, 28.52%)
  2. Plavix (33 people, 11.62%)
  3. Nexium (31 people, 10.92%)
  4. Lexapro (30 people, 10.56%)
  5. Dilantin (28 people, 9.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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