Review: could Levetiracetam cause Hair loss?
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 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Convulsion. We study 5,652 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 5,837 Levetiracetam users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)
On May, 4, 2015: 5,651 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam. Among them, 41 people (0.73%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Levetiracetam when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Levetiracetam * :
|Hair loss||66.67%||33.33% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Levetiracetam * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||14.81%||29.63%||11.11%||7.41%||22.22%||14.81% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Levetiracetam ** :
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (14 people, 34.15%)
- Epilepsy (13 people, 31.71%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (3 people, 7.32%)
- Partial seizures (3 people, 7.32%)
- Sweat gland infection (2 people, 4.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Keppra (17 people, 41.46%)
- Topamax (9 people, 21.95%)
- Lamictal (8 people, 19.51%)
- Tasmar (7 people, 17.07%)
- Tegretol (7 people, 17.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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hi..i'm a neurosurgery medical officer from Malaysia would like to know if any studies has ever been conducted for post traumatic seizures and the usage of KEPPRA..how effective has this drug been to them?also i would like to know how KEPPRA going to be the commonest drug to be used in epilepsy in near future( im talking from the neurosurgery point of view)...how will it help in brain tumors and trauma cases particularly...phenytoin has been the leading drug so far due to the availabilty and the cost but can KEPPRA take over the role of phenytoin in terms of toxicity monitoring as well as a monotherapy drug as compliance is another major issue...kindly enlighten me on this..im looking forward for a very good opinion as well as studies made as im preparing for a talk for my neurosurgery conference at the end of this month..your help will be really really aprreciated...many thanks...
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