Review: could Levetiracetam cause Acne?


Acne is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Conceptrol, and have Convulsion . We study 7,972 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Levetiracetam 8,731 users)


Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, intestinal haemorrhage, colitis (latest reports from 35,079 Acne patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

7,972 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 10 people (0.13%) have Acne

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Acne?

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Levetiracetam *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (3 people)
  • Epilepsy (2 people)
  • Contraception (2 people)
  • Hair Growth Abnormal (1 person)
  • Eczema (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Mirena (2 people)
  • Levonorgestrel (2 people)
  • Depakene (2 people)
  • Conceptrol (2 people)
  • Proair /00139502/ (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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