Review: could Levetiracetam cause Accidental Overdose?


Summary

Accidental overdose is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Lamotrigine, and have Epilepsy . We study 8,375 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Accidental overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Accidental overdose and more.

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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Levetiracetam 13,907 users)

Accidental Overdose

Accidental overdose has been reported by people with electrocardiogram qt prolonged, accidental overdose (therapeutic agent), hypotension, agitation, accidental exposure (latest reports from 18,272 Accidental overdose patients).

On Sep, 14, 2016

8,375 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 36 people (0.43%) have Accidental Overdose


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Accidental overdose?

Gender of people who have Accidental Overdose when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • female: 62.86 %
  • male: 37.14 %

Age of people who have Accidental Overdose when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • 0-1: 25.71 %
  • 2-9: 8.57 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 17.14 %
  • 30-39: 8.57 %
  • 40-49: 2.86 %
  • 50-59: 8.57 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Grand Mal Convulsion (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Accidental Overdose (4 people, 11.11%)
  • Pain (3 people, 8.33%)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (1 person, 2.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamotrigine (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Topiramate (7 people, 19.44%)
  • Epilim (7 people, 19.44%)
  • Clobazam (7 people, 19.44%)
  • Calcium Folinate (6 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Somnolence (11 people, 30.56%)
  • Hypotonia (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Confusional State (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Asthenia (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Apathy (9 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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