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


2,552 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.



On Jun, 12, 2018

2,552 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. Drug ineffective
  4. Weakness
  5. Rash maculo-papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Confusional state
  2. Dizziness
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  5. Gait disturbance
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. Brain neoplasm (tumour of brain)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  2. Erythema multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction)
  3. Eosinophil count increased
  4. Dermatitis exfoliative (widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss)
  5. Hepatic failure (liver failure)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
  3. Balance disorder
  4. Cardiac arrest
  5. Enlarged prostate
5 - 10 years:
  1. Feeling abnormal
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  4. Tearfulness (excess tearing)
  5. Memory loss
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  1. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Weakness
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  5. Confusional state

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 218 people, 8.54%
  2. High Blood Pressure : 184 people, 7.21%
  3. Preventive Health Care : 113 people, 4.43%
  4. Glioblastoma Multiforme (most common and deadliest of malignant primary brain tumours in adults): 110 people, 4.31%
  5. Glioblastoma (most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumour in humans): 109 people, 4.27%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (148 people, 5.80%)
  2. Lasix (127 people, 4.98%)
  3. Dexamethasone (120 people, 4.70%)
  4. Decadron (116 people, 4.55%)
  5. Lamictal (109 people, 4.27%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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