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Would Kepra, hydrocodone and Xanax cause aneurysm?

my wife erica rittenhouse just died on july 24th 2012. i was hospitalized and i woke up in the morning and found her to be unresponsive and foam was out of her mouth, i ran for help and they called code blue, three days later in icu , she was hooked to a ventilator and according to the doctor she suffered a anuyerism and the pressure was building in her brain causing her death. im deeply saddened by this and torn, and scarred, and i wanted to know is her taking medications such as kepra for seizures, hydrocodone for pain, and xanax for anxiety would cause this in her.
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate to note that your wife passed away due to rupture of brain aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.

The medications she was taking- keppra (levetiracetam), hydrocodone and xanax- are not related to aneurysm formation.

In most cases, aneurysms are present from birth.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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