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Review: could Keppra cause Stroke?

We study 19,864 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 21,198 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 441,421 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 19,848 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Although I am now 65 and I have been taking 3000 mg of Keppra every day for the past 4 years since my seizure, I have experienced a diminished libido and an even more absence of erections. I am in fairly good condition for my age and prior to this medication I have never had any sexual issues in the bedroom. I can not believe that this is all due to my age, and not the Keppra as my neurologist has claimed; easy for him he's not the man suffering the humiliation and depression and anxiety of not being able to perform. But then he's also half my age and doesn't have any issues, or does he? Please help!

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

    Alex on Oct, 12, 2014:

    Cannabis studies show that it's been successful in treating and curing seizures..epilepsy..depression..diabetes..PTSD..go to Realm of Caring..great site

    Reply

    Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:

    Female, 54, Tennessee

    Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • AST
    Result 96
    Low In Range High
    10-30 U/L

    ALT
    Result 30
    Low In Range High
    6-29 U/L

    Reply

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