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 5,650 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 has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 5,834 Levetiracetam users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 4, 2015: 5,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam. Among them, 49 people (0.87%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Levetiracetam when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||70.00%||30.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Levetiracetam * :
|Weight gain||51.72%||48.28% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Levetiracetam * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||17.78%||8.89%||33.33%||8.89%||26.67%||4.44% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Levetiracetam ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (16 people, 32.65%)
- Anxiety (6 people, 12.24%)
- Tourette's disorder (6 people, 12.24%)
- Convulsion (6 people, 12.24%)
- Tic (4 people, 8.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Simvastatin (15 people, 30.61%)
- Furosemide (15 people, 30.61%)
- Omeprazole (14 people, 28.57%)
- Acetaminophen (13 people, 26.53%)
- Aspirin (13 people, 26.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Keppra for a 39-year old man with Epilepsy. The patient has Tired Eyes (eyes feel achy, weak, or heavy due to intense use)
- A study of drug interactions between Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Adderall 20, Lyrica for a 53-year old woman with Depression, Fatigue - Chronic, Fibromyalgia. The patient has Vertigo, Itching, Burning Sensation, Nasal Dryness, Bursitis, Chest Pain, Restless Legs Syndrome, High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides, Weight Gain, Breathing-related Sleep Disorder, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Mouth Dry Aggravated, Eyes - Dry, Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping, Weakness, Hands - Chapped And Dry, Glaucoma, Pain In Jaw, Headache, Pain - Eye, Vision Problems, Numbness In Hands Or Feet, Hair Loss, Pain Exacerbated
- A study of side effects of Strattera for a 55-year old woman with ADHD. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Implanon for a 24-year old woman with Birth Control. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Effient for a 61-year old man with Stent. The patient has Weight Gain
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