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Review: could Levetiracetam cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Epilepsy.

We study 5,651 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 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 5,836 Levetiracetam users)

Weight gain

Weight Gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,706 Weight Gain patients)

On Apr, 3, 2015: 5,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam. Among them, 49 people (0.87%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Levetiracetam reports

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain70.00%30.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Levetiracetam * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain51.72%48.28%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%17.78%8.89%33.33%8.89%26.67%4.44%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Levetiracetam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (16 people, 32.65%)
  2. Anxiety (6 people, 12.24%)
  3. Tourette's disorder (6 people, 12.24%)
  4. Convulsion (6 people, 12.24%)
  5. Tic (4 people, 8.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (15 people, 30.61%)
  2. Furosemide (15 people, 30.61%)
  3. Omeprazole (14 people, 28.57%)
  4. Acetaminophen (13 people, 26.53%)
  5. Aspirin (13 people, 26.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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