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Keppra Side Effects

Report Keppra Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Keppra, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Keppra side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Keppra.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Keppra side effects are:
Tiredness (50 reports)
Speech Disorders (35 reports)
Dizziness (27 reports)
Palpitations (21 reports)
Depression (19 reports)
Hair Loss (14 reports)
Blank Spots In Front Of My Visions (9 reports)
Insomnia (8 reports)
Memoy Loss (7 reports)
Leg Cramps (6 reports)
Homicidal Dreams (4 reports)
Legs (4 reports)

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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 (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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Keppra Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Keppra reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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.
Somnolence, Sensorimotor Disorder
on Oct 24, 2013 Female from IT , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: somnolence, sensorimotor disorder. Keppra dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Rivotril (2.5 Mg/ml Oral Drops Solution 10 Ml Bottle; Dose: 10 Drops Daily)
  • Gardenale (100 Mg 20 Tablets)
  • Cardioaspirin (Dose: 100 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Anaemia, Leukopenia, Full Blood Count Abnormal, Blood Sodium Decreased
Patient was taking Keppra. Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: anaemia, leukopenia, full blood count abnormal, blood sodium decreased on Oct 23, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Keppra dosage: N/A.

Extrapyramidal Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2013 by a Female taking Keppra (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 73 years of age, After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: extrapyramidal disorder.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Esomeprazole
  • Meteospasmyl
  • Xanax
  • Spiriva
  • Foradil
  • Novopulmon Novolizer
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatic Cirrhosis, Loss Of Consciousness
on Feb 18, 2014 Female from US , 55 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra Xr. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: hepatic cirrhosis, loss of consciousness. Keppra Xr dosage: N/A.


Stevens-johnson Syndrome
on Oct 22, 2013 Female from SE , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: stevens-johnson syndrome. Keppra dosage: N/A.

Psychotic Disorder, Intentional Self-injury, Epileptic Aura, Tremor, Irritability, Overdose
Patient was taking Keppra. After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: psychotic disorder, intentional self-injury, epileptic aura, tremor, irritability, overdose on Oct 22, 2013 from DE Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, . Keppra dosage: 1500 - 0 - 2000. Patient was hospitalized.

Depression, Anxiety
Adverse event was reported on Mar 26, 2014 by a Female taking Keppra Xr (Dosage: 750 Twice) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 40 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: depression, anxiety. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Tuberous Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Convulsion
on Feb 17, 2014 Female from US , 35 years of age, weighting 121.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra Xr. Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: tuberous sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, convulsion. Keppra Xr dosage: 2 Tablets At Night And One Tablet In Morning.

Epistaxis, Pre-eclampsia, Infection, Pyrexia, Pregnancy
on Oct 25, 2013 Female from US , 41 years of age, weighting 249.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: epistaxis, pre-eclampsia, infection, pyrexia, pregnancy. Keppra dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Flovent (Since 5 Years; 220 Mcg And 110 Mcg At 2 Puffs Twice Daily/ Inhaled)
  • Flonase (Aqueous Spray, 1 Spray In Each Nostril Twice Daily/intranasal)
  • Flonase (Aqueous Spray, 1 Spray In Each Nostril Once Daily/ Intranasal)
  • Singulair
  • Singulair
  • Trazadone (100 Mg As Required)
  • Pristiq
  • Biaxin
Patient was hospitalized.

Gait Disturbance, Hypotonia, Nystagmus
Patient was taking Keppra. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: gait disturbance, hypotonia, nystagmus on Oct 21, 2013 from FR Additional patient health information: Male , 61 years of age, . Keppra dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Valium
  • Urbanyl
Patient was hospitalized.

Thrombocytopenia
Adverse event was reported on Jan 25, 2014 by a Male taking Keppra (Dosage: Daily Dose: 750-0-750) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , weighting 291.0 lb, Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: thrombocytopenia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Marcumar
Patient was hospitalized.

Accident, Foot Fracture, Laceration, Convulsion, Stress, Labyrinthitis, Fatigue
on Oct 18, 2013 Male from US , 47 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra Xr. After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: accident, foot fracture, laceration, convulsion, stress, labyrinthitis, fatigue. Keppra Xr dosage: Strength: 500 Mg; 4 Tablets Per Night. Patient was hospitalized.

Status Epilepticus, Dyspnoea, Weight Increased, Insomnia, Local Swelling, Balance Disorder, Dizziness, Depression, Lymphadenopathy
on Dec 30, 2013 Female from US , 50 years of age, weighting 124.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra Xr. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: status epilepticus, dyspnoea, weight increased, insomnia, local swelling, balance disorder, dizziness, depression, lymphadenopathy. Keppra Xr dosage: Took One Dose.

Abnormal Dreams, Epilepsy, Epileptic Aura, Dizziness, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Thyroid Function Test Abnormal
Patient was taking Keppra. Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: abnormal dreams, epilepsy, epileptic aura, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain upper, blood cholesterol increased, thyroid function test abnormal on Oct 17, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, weighting 229.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Keppra dosage: N/A.

Oligospermia, Asthenospermia
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2013 by a Male taking Keppra (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 34 years of age, After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: oligospermia, asthenospermia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lamictal


Dissociative Disorder, Speech Disorder, Suicide Attempt, Hypoacusis
on Oct 16, 2013 Female from DE , weighting 181.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: dissociative disorder, speech disorder, suicide attempt, hypoacusis. Keppra dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ursofalk
  • L-thyroxin
  • Pantoprazol (Daily Dose 40)
  • Ramipril (2.5 Daily Dose)
  • Tiotropium Inhalation
Patient was hospitalized.

Femur Fracture, Haemorrhage, Haemoglobin Decreased, Fall
on Dec 11, 2013 Female from US , 36 years of age, weighting 115.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: femur fracture, haemorrhage, haemoglobin decreased, fall. Keppra dosage: Daily Dose: 500mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Zyrtec
Patient was hospitalized.

Thrombocytopenia
Patient was taking Keppra. After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: thrombocytopenia on Feb 14, 2014 from FR Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, . Keppra dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Seroplex
  • Vfend
  • Vfend
  • Noxafil
  • Noxafil
  • Itraconazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Cyclosporine
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatocellular Injury, Cholestasis
Adverse event was reported on Oct 16, 2013 by a Male taking Keppra (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 62 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: hepatocellular injury, cholestasis. Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Cholestatic
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from FR , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: hepatitis cholestatic. Keppra dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gardenal


Atrial Septal Defect, Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Small For Dates Baby, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
on Jan 17, 2014 Female from DE , weighting 6.42 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: atrial septal defect, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, small for dates baby, foetal exposure during pregnancy. Keppra dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Folsaure


Neutropenia
Patient was taking Keppra. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: neutropenia on Oct 22, 2013 from FR Additional patient health information: Male , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Keppra dosage: Strength: 500 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Xatral Lp (Extended Release Tablet)
  • Cefotaxime Panpharma (Daily Dose: 12 G)
  • Tahor (Daily Dose: 40 Mg)
  • Kerlone
  • Flagyl
  • Eupressyl
  • Loxen
  • Lovenox


Spinal Fracture, Osteoporosis
Adverse event was reported on Oct 10, 2013 by a Male taking Keppra (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , 21 years of age, Patient felt the following Keppra side effects: spinal fracture, osteoporosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aerius
Patient was hospitalized.

Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
on Oct 10, 2013 Female from IT , child 8 years of age, weighting 74.96 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. After Keppra was administered, patient encountered several Keppra side effects: electrocardiogram qt prolonged. Keppra dosage: N/A.

Abnormal Behaviour, Decreased Appetite, Somnolence, Balance Disorder, Intentional Self-injury
on Oct 10, 2013 Male from FR , 29 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Keppra. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Keppra side effects: abnormal behaviour, decreased appetite, somnolence, balance disorder, intentional self-injury. Keppra dosage: N/A.

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Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
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