Review: could Keppra cause Withdrawal syndrome?
Summary: Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Oxcarbazepine, and have Epilepsy.
We study 19,913 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 21,249 Keppra users)
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, muscle spasticity, back pain. (latest reports from 9,228 Withdrawal syndrome patients)
On Mar, 29, 2015: 19,913 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 19 people (0.10%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.
Time on Keppra when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Withdrawal syndrome||33.33%||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Keppra * :
|Withdrawal syndrome||25.00%||75.00% |
Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Keppra * :
|Withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||37.50%||0.00%||31.25%||25.00%||6.25% |
Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Keppra ** :
How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (4 people, 21.05%)
- Convulsion (3 people, 15.79%)
- Hypertension (2 people, 10.53%)
- Hypertonic bladder (2 people, 10.53%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (2 people, 10.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxcarbazepine (5 people, 26.32%)
- Chloralhydrat (4 people, 21.05%)
- Valdoxan (3 people, 15.79%)
- Akineton (3 people, 15.79%)
- Trobalt (3 people, 15.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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