Levetiracetam and Accidental overdose - from FDA reports


Summary

Accidental overdose is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 0-1 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamotrigine, and have Epilepsy . We study 14,473 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA. Among them, 54 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 14,875 users)

Accidental Overdose

Accidental overdose has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, depression, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (latest reports from 18,712 Accidental overdose patients).

On Feb, 08, 2017

14,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 54 people (0.37%) have Accidental Overdose


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Accidental overdose?

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Accidental Overdose *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 63.27 %
  • male: 36.73 %

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

  • 0-1: 33.33 %
  • 2-9: 7.84 %
  • 10-19: 5.88 %
  • 20-29: 11.76 %
  • 30-39: 9.8 %
  • 40-49: 3.92 %
  • 50-59: 5.88 %
  • 60+: 21.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (13 people, 24.07%)
  • Grand Mal Convulsion (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Pain (4 people, 7.41%)
  • Convulsion (2 people, 3.70%)
  • Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional (1 person, 1.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamotrigine (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Vitamin B6 (7 people, 12.96%)
  • Topiramate (7 people, 12.96%)
  • Sertraline (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Tylenol (3 people, 5.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drowsiness (17 people, 31.48%)
  • Hypotonia (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Apathy (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Weakness (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Confusional State (9 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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