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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 19,870 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 21,210 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, muscle spasticity, back pain.(latest reports from Withdrawal syndrome 9,186 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 19,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra. Among them, 19 people (0.10%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.

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. Akineton (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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