Who have Low birth weight baby with Levetiracetam - from FDA reports


Low birth weight baby is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are 0-1 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Clobazam, and have Foetal exposure during pregnancy. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 27,557 people who have side effects when taking Levetiracetam from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 10, 2019

27,557 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam.
Among them, 67 people (0.24%) have Low birth weight baby


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levetiracetam cause Low birth weight baby?

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Low birth weight baby *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Low birth weight baby when taking Levetiracetam *:

  • 0-1: 100 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect): 7 people, 10.45%
  2. Sedation: 3 people, 4.48%
  3. The Flu (the flu is caused by an influenza virus): 2 people, 2.99%
  4. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents): 2 people, 2.99%
  5. Takayasu's Arteritis (an inflammation of the aorta -- the artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body): 1 person, 1.49%
  6. Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness): 1 person, 1.49%
  7. Maternal Therapy To Enhance Foetal Lung Maturity: 1 person, 1.49%
  8. Hypotonia (low muscle tone): 1 person, 1.49%
  9. Developmental Delay: 1 person, 1.49%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Clobazam: 5 people, 7.46%
  2. Vigabatrin: 1 person, 1.49%
  3. Topiramate: 1 person, 1.49%
  4. Primidone: 1 person, 1.49%
  5. Pregabalin: 1 person, 1.49%
  6. Phenytoin: 1 person, 1.49%
  7. Oxcarbazepine: 1 person, 1.49%
  8. Lamotrigine: 1 person, 1.49%
  9. Lacosamide: 1 person, 1.49%
  10. Gabapentin: 1 person, 1.49%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect): 62 people, 92.54%
  2. Premature Baby: 33 people, 49.25%
  3. Congenital Anomaly (birth defect): 9 people, 13.43%
  4. Neonatal Respiratory Depression (the rate and/or depth of respiration are insufficient to maintain adequate gas exchange in the lungs in neonate): 4 people, 5.97%
  5. Rhesus Incompatibility (a condition that occurs during pregnancy if a woman has rh-negative blood and her baby has rh-positive blood): 4 people, 5.97%
  6. Foetal Growth Restriction (poor growth of a baby while in the mother's womb during pregnancy): 4 people, 5.97%
  7. Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy): 4 people, 5.97%
  8. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia: 4 people, 5.97%
  9. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal (prenatal nas is caused by discontinuation of drugs taken by the pregnant mother): 4 people, 5.97%
  10. Foetal Distress Syndrome (altered heart rate or rhythm and leading tocompromised blood flow or changes in blood chemistry of foetus): 3 people, 4.48%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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