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Review: could Keppra cause Stroke?

We study 19,844 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 (latest outcomes from 21,172 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 446,270 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 19,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 284 people (1.43%) have Stroke. They amount to 0.06% of all the 442,100 people who have Stroke on eHealthMe.

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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  • have had seizure while driving - have been extremely stressed as of late with job loss & death of close personal friend. have extreme anxiety as other job has had a severe cut in work hours. financial worries about jobs - making house payments, bills , etc. Seizure lasts only a very short time & have no warning of partial seizure I am fine soon afterward with no side effects .

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Have also been on the following medications on and off: Tramadol\Acet, Lyrica,
    Vitamin D, and Lanzap.
    Patient also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Joint and muscle pain, depression, unwell feeling

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