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Review: could Keppra cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Keppra, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Oxcarbazepine, and have Epilepsy.

We study 19,801 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome 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.

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 55,487 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, acupuncture and pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 19,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 19 people (0.10%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 55,393 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Keppra reports

Time on Keppra when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome25.00%75.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%0.00%31.25%25.00%6.25%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Keppra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (4 people, 21.05%)
  2. Convulsion (3 people, 15.79%)
  3. Hypertension (2 people, 10.53%)
  4. Hypertonic bladder (2 people, 10.53%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (2 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxcarbazepine (5 people, 26.32%)
  2. Chloralhydrat (4 people, 21.05%)
  3. Valdoxan (3 people, 15.79%)
  4. Haldol (3 people, 15.79%)
  5. Trobalt (3 people, 15.79%)

* 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 (1 week 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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