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Common Keppra Side Effects


The most commonly reported Keppra side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Convulsion (849)
Pregnancy (286)
Grand Mal Convulsion (225)
Thrombocytopenia (207)
Somnolence (198)
Condition Aggravated (191)
Depression (185)
Fatigue (170)
Aggression (157)
Suicidal Ideation (136)
Caesarean Section (134)
Dizziness (128)
Status Epilepticus (125)
Asthenia (119)
Headache (118)
Epilepsy (115)
Abortion Spontaneous (113)
Premature Baby (111)
Fall (108)
Vomiting (106)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Keppra Side Effects Reported to FDA



Keppra Side Effect Report#9692527
Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy
This is a report of a 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: epilepsy, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: NA, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Ergenyl Chrono
  • Folic Acid
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in female patients, resulting in Gestational Diabetes side effect.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9691087
Pneumonia Aspiration, Status Epilepticus, Prescribed Underdose
This report suggests a potential Keppra Pneumonia Aspiration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy and used Keppra (dosage: Reduced Dose) starting 2012. After starting Keppra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pneumonia Aspiration, Status Epilepticus, Prescribed UnderdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Keppra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia Aspiration, may still occur.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9690914
Rhabdomyolysis
This Rhabdomyolysis problem was reported by a physician from IT. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy. On
Oct 23, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Keppra (dosage: Strength: 1000 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Cefazolin
  • Dexamethasone
  • Propofol
  • Nexium
  • Lasix
When using Keppra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: RhabdomyolysisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rhabdomyolysis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9690309
Decreased Interest
This Decreased Interest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 77-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Keppra (levetiracetam) (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Keppra (levetiracetam) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Decreased InterestThese side effects may potentially be related to Keppra (levetiracetam).
Keppra Side Effect Report#9690277
Back Pain, Stress
This is a report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: Morning And Evening, start time: 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Back Pain, Stress after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in female patients, resulting in Back Pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9688373
Hyperammonaemia
This report suggests a potential Keppra Hyperammonaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Keppra (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Keppra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: HyperammonaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Keppra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hyperammonaemia, may still occur.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9686680
Sepsis, Pneumonia Aspiration, Multi-organ Failure, Partial Seizures, Grand Mal Convulsion, Dysphagia
This Sepsis problem was reported by a physician from DE. A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: grand mal convulsion. On
Aug 22, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Keppra (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Keppra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Sepsis, Pneumonia Aspiration, Multi-organ Failure, Partial Seizures, Grand Mal Convulsion, DysphagiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sepsis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9684263
Convulsion, Pyelonephritis, Dizziness, Diplopia, Distractibility, Memory Impairment, Overdose
This Convulsion side effect was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion.The patient was prescribed Keppra (drug dosage: Strength: 500 Mg, 10/daily, 1500 Mg Morning And Afternoon, 1750 Mg At Night), which was initiated on
Jul 27, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Folic Acid (1 Mg Daily)
  • Trileptal (Strength: 150 Mg, 600 Mg Morning, 450 Mg Afternoon And 600 Mg Mg At Night)
  • Lamictal
  • Lamictal (Strength: 100 Mg, 1/2 Tablet)
  • Midazolam (10 Mg/2 Ml (2ml=10 Mg Sprayed Nasally))
  • Pyridoxine (100 Mg Daily)
  • Riboflavin
  • Ativan (2 Mg Tablet, 1/2 To 1 Tablet Every 12 Hours)
.After starting to take Keppra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Convulsion, Pyelonephritis, Dizziness, Diplopia, Distractibility, Memory Impairment, OverdoseThese side effects may potentially be related to Keppra. The patient was hospitalized.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9684179
Cryptorchism, Congenital Central Nervous System Anomaly, Penile Curvature, Persistent Foetal Circulation, Congenital Foot Malformation, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: epilepsy, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: NA, start time: 200812), combined with:
  • Ergenyl Chrono
  • Folic Acid
  • Cytotec
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cryptorchism, Congenital Central Nervous System Anomaly, Penile Curvature, Persistent Foetal Circulation, Congenital Foot Malformation, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in male patients, resulting in Cryptorchism side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9683180
Convulsion, Diabetes Mellitus
This report suggests a potential Keppra Convulsion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 25-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion and used Keppra (dosage: Dose-750 Twice) starting NS. After starting Keppra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Convulsion, Diabetes MellitusAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Dilantin (Dose-150)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Keppra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Convulsion, may still occur.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9682583
Coma, Cerebrovascular Accident, Somnolence
This Death problem was reported by a physician from DE. A 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2013 this consumer started treatment with Keppra (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Keppra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Coma, Cerebrovascular Accident, SomnolenceThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9677421
Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction
This Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy.The patient was prescribed Keppra (drug dosage: 2xday Twice Daily), which was initiated on
Nov 16, 2004. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Keppra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Sphincter Of Oddi DysfunctionThese side effects may potentially be related to Keppra.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9675491
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Fatigue
This is a report of a 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from SE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: NA, start time: 201203), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Fatigue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in male patients, resulting in Depressed Level Of Consciousness side effect.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9670038
Premature Delivery, Twin Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Keppra Premature Delivery side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy and used Keppra (dosage: Daily Dose: 1000 Mg) starting NS. After starting Keppra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Premature Delivery, Twin PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lamictal (Daily Dose: 200 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Keppra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Premature Delivery, may still occur.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9669776
Convulsion, Performance Status Decreased, Somnolence
This Convulsion problem was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201310 this consumer started treatment with Keppra (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
  • Xyrem (Nightly (dose Strength:500 Mg/ml))
When using Keppra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Convulsion, Performance Status Decreased, SomnolenceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Convulsion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9664362
Haemorrhage
This Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a physician from NO. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Keppra (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zonegram
.After starting to take Keppra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: HaemorrhageThese side effects may potentially be related to Keppra.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9663698
Thrombocytopenia
This is a report of a 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from LB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: epilepsy, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: 500 Mg, start time: 201301), combined with:
  • Depakine Chrono
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thrombocytopenia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in male patients, resulting in Thrombocytopenia side effect.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9663644
Sepsis, Encephalopathy, Confusional State, Brain Oedema, Dehydration
This report suggests a potential Keppra Sepsis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion and used Keppra (dosage: Dose: 250 3-4 Dose Taken) starting
Sep 29, 2013. After starting Keppra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sepsis, Encephalopathy, Confusional State, Brain Oedema, DehydrationAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Epilim Chrono
  • Valproate (Dose: 300 Daily)
  • Topiramate
  • Metoclopramide (Dose: Tds/prn (10 Mg 3 In 1 Day))
The patient was hospitalized. Although Keppra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sepsis, may still occur.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9661510
Caesarean Section, Pregnancy
This Caesarean Section problem was reported by a physician from BE. A 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Keppra (dosage: Daily Dose: 2000 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Keppra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Caesarean Section, PregnancyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Caesarean Section, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9660117
Overdose, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Slow Response To Stimuli, Slow Speech, Cyanosis, Hyperhidrosis, Disturbance In Attention, Cough
This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from IT. A 50-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy.The patient was prescribed Keppra (drug dosage: 3000 Mg All At Once), which was initiated on
Jun 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Keppra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Overdose, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Slow Response To Stimuli, Slow Speech, Cyanosis, Hyperhidrosis, Disturbance In Attention, CoughThese side effects may potentially be related to Keppra. The patient was hospitalized.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9656303
Cholestatic Liver Injury
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CH, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: epilepsy,latent tuberculosis, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: NA, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Isoniazide
  • Heparine
  • Enalapril
  • Esomeprazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Spironolacton
  • Oxazepam
  • Morphine (10 Mg 6 X/day Po + 5 Mg 4 X Per Day In Reserve)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cholestatic Liver Injury after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in male patients, resulting in Cholestatic Liver Injury side effect.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9653423
Stevens-johnson Syndrome
This report suggests a potential Keppra Stevens-johnson Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from VE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: post-traumatic epilepsy and used Keppra (dosage: Nasogastric Tube) starting
Oct 09, 2013. After starting Keppra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Stevens-johnson SyndromeAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Fenitoin
  • Valproic Acid
The patient was hospitalized. Although Keppra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Stevens-johnson Syndrome, may still occur.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9651848
No Adverse Event
This No Adverse Event problem was reported by a pharmacist from DE. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: status epilepticus,convulsion. On NS this consumer started treatment with Keppra (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Keppra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: No Adverse EventAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as No Adverse Event, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9648263
Sopor
This Sopor side effect was reported by a physician from DE. A 79-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Keppra (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Oct 12, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Keppra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: SoporThese side effects may potentially be related to Keppra.
Keppra Side Effect Report#9643972
Convulsion
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: convulsion,vitamin supplementation, who was treated with Keppra (dosage: Several Doses Increased, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Folic Acid (1 Tablet Once Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Convulsion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Keppra treatment in female patients, resulting in Convulsion side effect.

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The appearance of Keppra on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.


What are common Keppra Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Convulsion 481
Pregnancy 278
Grand Mal Convulsion 132
Thrombocytopenia 121
Condition Aggravated 120
Abortion Spontaneous 112
Caesarean Section 108
Depression 107
Somnolence 104
Fatigue 102

What are common Keppra Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Convulsion 362
Grand Mal Convulsion 92
Somnolence 92
Thrombocytopenia 83
Aggression 80
Depression 78
Fatigue 68
Condition Aggravated 67
Premature Baby 56
Anxiety 53

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    Keppra Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC16590-134
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameKEPPRA
    NameLEVETIRACETAM
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20000424
    LabelerSTAT RX USA LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)LEVETIRACETAM
    Strength(s)500
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAnti-epileptic Agent [EPC],Decreased Central Nervous System Disorganized Electrical Activity [PE]

    Keppra Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 5145

    Keppra safety alerts: 2003

    Reported deaths: 464

    Reported hospitalizations: 2333

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