Keppra and Withdrawal syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Epilepsy . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 48 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,183 users)

Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, back pain, muscle spasticity (latest reports from 13,481 Withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 48 people (0.14%) have Withdrawal Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Keppra when people have Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 41.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 40.43 %
  • male: 59.57 %

Age of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 14.71 %
  • 2-9: 2.94 %
  • 10-19: 2.94 %
  • 20-29: 20.59 %
  • 30-39: 5.88 %
  • 40-49: 20.59 %
  • 50-59: 29.41 %
  • 60+: 2.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (15 people, 31.25%)
  • Depression (7 people, 14.58%)
  • Hypothyroidism (5 people, 10.42%)
  • Convulsion (4 people, 8.33%)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (4 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (8 people, 16.67%)
  • Tegretol (7 people, 14.58%)
  • Lyrica (6 people, 12.50%)
  • Oxcarbazepine (5 people, 10.42%)
  • Asacol (5 people, 10.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (13 people, 27.08%)
  • Convulsion (12 people, 25.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 22.92%)
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (rds) In Infants (7 people, 14.58%)
  • Dysmorphism (7 people, 14.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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