Levetiracetam and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamotrigine, and have Epilepsy . We study 14,473 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA. Among them, 139 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

14,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 139 people (0.96%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Weight gain?

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 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 Weight Gain when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • female: 67.97 %
  • male: 32.03 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.65 %
  • 10-19: 17.44 %
  • 20-29: 8.14 %
  • 30-39: 12.79 %
  • 40-49: 12.79 %
  • 50-59: 16.28 %
  • 60+: 27.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizures (22 people, 15.83%)
  • Epilepsy (22 people, 15.83%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (12 people, 8.63%)
  • Convulsion (9 people, 6.47%)
  • Gilles De La Tourette Syndrome (8 people, 5.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Topiramate (14 people, 10.07%)
  • Lamotrigine (14 people, 10.07%)
  • Simvastatin (11 people, 7.91%)
  • Risperidone (11 people, 7.91%)
  • Furosemide (10 people, 7.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (24 people, 17.27%)
  • Fatigue (24 people, 17.27%)
  • Drowsiness (23 people, 16.55%)
  • Depression (21 people, 15.11%)
  • Convulsion (19 people, 13.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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