Levetiracetam and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Keppra, and have Convulsion . We study 14,473 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA. Among them, 81 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

14,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 81 people (0.56%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Hair loss?

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • female: 67.11 %
  • male: 32.89 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.54 %
  • 20-29: 26.92 %
  • 30-39: 15.38 %
  • 40-49: 11.54 %
  • 50-59: 9.62 %
  • 60+: 25.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (19 people, 23.46%)
  • Convulsion (19 people, 23.46%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (6 people, 7.41%)
  • Seizures (4 people, 4.94%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (23 people, 28.40%)
  • Lamictal (10 people, 12.35%)
  • Topamax (9 people, 11.11%)
  • Tegretol (8 people, 9.88%)
  • Topiramate (7 people, 8.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Memory Loss (25 people, 30.86%)
  • Fatigue (17 people, 20.99%)
  • Weight Decreased (15 people, 18.52%)
  • Depression (15 people, 18.52%)
  • Diarrhea (14 people, 17.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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