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Levetiracetam

Popular Brands: : Keppra, Levetiracetam, Keppra Xr, Levetiractam, Levetiracetam Extended-release
Official FDA Reports116,050
Social Media Events3,300
Total Posts5,186
Avg. Review Score3.41/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Levetiracetam
Manufacturers
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Co
  • Hq Speciality Pharma Llc
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Remedyrepack Inc.
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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Levetiracetam Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Levetiracetam

Drug Effect Increased

Horrible side effects


Source: Keppra

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Drug Ineffective

was on it during pregnancy but didnt work then I would like to try again now that I am not pregnant


Source: Keppra

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Pain

I had a horrible pain behind my left leg that no one could figure out how it got there or what it was from. It seemed to be a sensitive spot and it affected how long I could sit drive or walk and it w...


Source: Keppra

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Aphasia

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Posted By Norma on March 27, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

Memory Loss, Word Substitution, Slow Speech, Difficulty Writing. Can't formulate the words I want to say.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weight gain 30 pounds in 4 years

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Not helping with my seizure disorder

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Taking faithfully in fdb.rxlist.com on August 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

It works fine for me. I'm taking other drugs for seizures and it is doing the job. No allergic reactions! Lamictal was a nightmare! Gave me a rash

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weight gain

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dyspnoea, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I had seizures atracks, I have AVM in my brain, which causes these attacks. Doc put me on keppra. I am always tired, weakness, shortness of breath, cannot do anything. Hate this life st...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood swings, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tiredness, mood swings. Tiredness has been counterbalanced since i've been taking 300mg lamictal bd.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Amnesia, Somnolence

Posted By Wes in fdb.rxlist.com on April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Seizures were causing significant memory loss for me - both short and long term (last few years). I've now been taking just 250 mg, 3 x daily for the last 9 months. Now, no more seizures and no ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Blister, Amnesia, Mood altered, Muscular weakness, Oedema, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... with his legs jerking as he slept. He got so tired he couldn't keep his eyes open for more than a second. He became hoarse when talking, not only chilled, but was shaking, joint pain in wrist, more de...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood swings, Crying, Aggression, Insomnia, Emotional distress

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Aggression arguementative weepy emotional mood swings sleeplessness


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.