Could Levetiracetam cause Acne - from FDA reports


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Mirena, and have Birth control . We study 14,473 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA. Among them, 17 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Levetiracetam 14,871 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,665 Acne patients).

On Dec, 24, 2016

14,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 17 people (0.12%) 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: 64.71 %
  • male: 35.29 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.25 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 18.75 %
  • 30-39: 18.75 %
  • 40-49: 6.25 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 18.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Epilepsy (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Convulsion (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Birth Control (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (2 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Mirena (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Plavix (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Depakene (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Avastin (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Amlodipine (2 people, 11.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (6 people, 35.29%)
  • Convulsion (5 people, 29.41%)
  • Back Pain (5 people, 29.41%)
  • Memory Loss (4 people, 23.53%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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