Could Keppra cause Stroke - from FDA reports


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 34,155 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 480 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 Keppra 37,149 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 170,405 Stroke patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

34,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 480 people (1.41%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Stroke?

Time on Keppra when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 59.01 %
  • male: 40.99 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.04 %
  • 10-19: 1.81 %
  • 20-29: 6.22 %
  • 30-39: 8.81 %
  • 40-49: 15.8 %
  • 50-59: 15.28 %
  • 60+: 51.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (85 people, 17.71%)
  • Seizures (53 people, 11.04%)
  • Epilepsy (42 people, 8.75%)
  • High Blood Pressure (41 people, 8.54%)
  • Pain (32 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (56 people, 11.67%)
  • Plavix (47 people, 9.79%)
  • Lipitor (41 people, 8.54%)
  • Dilantin (40 people, 8.33%)
  • Lasix (39 people, 8.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (84 people, 17.50%)
  • Pain (58 people, 12.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (53 people, 11.04%)
  • Weakness (45 people, 9.38%)
  • Fall (45 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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