A study for a 69 year old man who takes Keppra - from FDA reports


3,266 males aged 69 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 69 year old male patient who has Seizure Control. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Sep, 21, 2018

3,266 males aged 69 (±5) who take Keppra are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Keppra for a 69-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 69
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Seizure Control
  • Drugs taken:
    • Keppra (levetiracetam)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Drowsiness
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  3. Death
  4. Fever
  5. Drug ineffective
  6. Dizziness
  7. Toxic skin eruption (skin breakdown due to toxic substance)
  8. Burkitt lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system)
  9. Adverse reaction
  10. Erythema multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Confusional state
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  3. Dizziness
  4. Weakness
  5. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  6. Cognitive disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)
  7. Gait disturbance
  8. Jaundice - yellow skin (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin)
  9. Itching
  10. Slow response to stimuli (slow response by nerves)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Depression
  2. Eyelid oedema (eyelids are swollen and contain excessive fluid)
  3. Confusional state
  4. Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)
  5. Self-injurious ideation
  6. Fall
  7. Stress and anxiety
  8. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  9. Brain neoplasm (tumour of brain)
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drowsiness
  2. Bradyphrenia (neurological term referring to the slowness of thought common to many disorders of the brain)
  3. Bradykinesia (decreased bodily movement. it is associated with basal ganglia diseases)
  4. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  5. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  6. Eosinophil count increased
  7. Erythema multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction)
  8. Hepatic failure (liver failure)
  9. Itching
  10. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
2 - 5 years:
  1. Balance disorder
  2. Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Enlarged prostate
  5. Death
  6. Cardiac arrest
  7. Urination - painful
  8. Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  9. Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  10. Aortic stenosis (obstruction to the outflow of blood from the left ventricle into the aorta)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  3. Feeling abnormal
  4. Tearfulness (excess tearing)
  5. Personality disorder
  6. Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
  7. Memory loss
  8. Libido decreased (loss of interest in sex)
  9. Affect lability (emotional incontinence)
  10. Dizziness
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Weakness
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  4. Fall
  5. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  6. Confusional state
  7. Drug ineffective
  8. Death
  9. Pneumonia
  10. Dizziness

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 243 people, 7.44%
  2. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 218 people, 6.67%
  3. Preventive Health Care : 158 people, 4.84%
  4. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 136 people, 4.16%
  5. Glioblastoma (most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumour in humans): 132 people, 4.04%
  6. Pain : 122 people, 3.74%
  7. Glioblastoma Multiforme (most common and deadliest of malignant primary brain tumours in adults): 113 people, 3.46%
  8. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 113 people, 3.46%
  9. High Blood Cholesterol : 97 people, 2.97%
  10. Convulsion Prophylaxis (prevention of seizure): 74 people, 2.27%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (148 people, 4.53%)
  2. Pantoprazole (144 people, 4.41%)
  3. Lasix (140 people, 4.29%)
  4. Decadron (135 people, 4.13%)
  5. Metformin (133 people, 4.07%)
  6. Amlodipine (129 people, 3.95%)
  7. Vimpat (121 people, 3.70%)
  8. Dexamethasone (120 people, 3.67%)
  9. Lamictal (119 people, 3.64%)
  10. Lipitor (118 people, 3.61%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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