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Review: could Keppra cause Stroke?

Summary: Stroke could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Convulsion.

We study 19,626 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 21,127 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 444,445 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 284 people (1.45%) have Stroke. They amount to 0.06% of all the 439,955 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. Depression (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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week 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.

    Reply

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