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 5,649 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 5,834 Levetiracetam users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 20, 2015: 5,649 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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- Comparions of Keppra, Depakote, Mysoline for a 56-year old man who has Focal Epilepsy
- Comparions of Lamictal, Keppra for a 57-year old woman who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Depakote Er, Keppra, Lamictal for a 50-year old woman who has Epilepsy
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