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Review: could Levetiracetam cause Weight gain?

We study 5,640 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 (latest outcomes from 5,822 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,535 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 5,639 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam. Among them, 49 people (0.87%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 527,428 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

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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