Levetiracetam and Formication - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Formication is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Levetiracetam and have Formication. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 60,115 people who have side effects when taking Levetiracetam from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

60,115 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 30 people (0.05%) have Formication.

What is Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. eHealthMe is studying from 60,632 Levetiracetam users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Formication?

Formication (a sensation that exactly resembles that of small insects crawling on (or under) the skin) is found to be associated with 1,380 drugs and 901 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Levetiracetam and Formication reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Formication?

Gender of people who have Formication when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • female: 53.57 %
  • male: 46.43 %

Age of people who have Formication when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 9.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 13.64 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 63.64 %
  • 60+: 4.55 %

Common drugs people take besides Levetiracetam *:

  1. Vimpat: 6 people, 20.00%
  2. Rivaroxaban: 5 people, 16.67%
  3. Pantoprazole: 4 people, 13.33%
  4. Oxycodone: 4 people, 13.33%
  5. Heparin: 3 people, 10.00%
  6. Marijuana: 3 people, 10.00%
  7. Keppra Xr: 3 people, 10.00%
  8. Sertraline: 3 people, 10.00%
  9. Cannabis: 3 people, 10.00%
  10. Briviact: 3 people, 10.00%

Common side effects people have besides Formication *:

  1. Drowsiness: 8 people, 26.67%
  2. Diarrhea: 7 people, 23.33%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 7 people, 23.33%
  4. Itching: 7 people, 23.33%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 7 people, 23.33%
  6. Joint Pain: 6 people, 20.00%
  7. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 6 people, 20.00%
  8. Rashes (redness): 6 people, 20.00%
  9. Oral Candidiasis (fungal infection of mouth): 5 people, 16.67%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 5 people, 16.67%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Malignant Melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes): 5 people, 16.67%
  2. Back Pain: 5 people, 16.67%
  3. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis): 5 people, 16.67%
  4. Joint Pain: 5 people, 16.67%
  5. Partial Seizures (seizures which affect only a part of the brain at onset): 3 people, 10.00%
  6. Itching: 2 people, 6.67%
  7. Adrenal Insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids): 2 people, 6.67%
  8. Asthma: 2 people, 6.67%
  9. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 2 people, 6.67%
  10. Growth Hormone Deficiency: 2 people, 6.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Levetiracetam and have Formication?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on levetiracetam (the active ingredients of Levetiracetam) and Levetiracetam (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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