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Review: could Levetiracetam cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Depakene, and have Epilepsy.

We study 5,632 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam (latest outcomes from 5,813 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 61,634 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,616 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam. Among them, 7 people (0.12%) have Acne. They amount to 0.01% of all the 61,978 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Levetiracetam reports

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Levetiracetam * :

FemaleMale
Acne57.14%42.86%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Levetiracetam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%14.29%28.57%57.14%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne when taking Levetiracetam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acne ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (2 people, 28.57%)
  2. Contraception (2 people, 28.57%)
  3. Ideas of reference (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Partial seizures (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakene (2 people, 28.57%)
  2. Conceptrol (2 people, 28.57%)
  3. Mirena (2 people, 28.57%)
  4. Levonorgestrel (2 people, 28.57%)
  5. Oxcarbazepine (1 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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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