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Keppra vs Depakote Er for a female patient aged 63

Summary: 3,355 female patients aged 63 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Keppra vs Depakote Er for a female aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,247 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Depakote er (latest outcomes from 3,681 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

What is the symptom

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 54,741 Agitation patients)

On Mar, 5, 2015: 3,355 female patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Keppra vs Depakote Er

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female57Myoclonic Seizure Nos

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Keppra levetiracetamUcb Inc
Depakote Er divalproex sodiumAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 57 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Keppra (Ucb Inc)Depakote Er (Abbott)
Agitation2.74%6.35%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Keppra (Ucb Inc)Depakote Er (Abbott)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight Increased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
FallDepression
DizzinessDizziness
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Headache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Asthenia (weakness)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Confusional StateCondition Aggravated

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Keppra (Ucb Inc)Depakote Er (Abbott)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Headache (pain in head)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Weight Decreased
DepressionOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Complex Partial Seizures Exacerbated (epileptic seizure)Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
Varicose Veins (veins that have become enlarged and tortuous)Itching
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Glucose Tolerance Impaired (blood glucose is raised beyond normal levels, but not high enough to warrant a diabetes diagnosis)
Bleeding Time ProlongedThrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel)
Memory LossRespiratory Disorder (respiratory disease)
Influenza Like IllnessVitamin D Decreased
Metastases To Central Nervous System (cancer spreads to central nervous system)Abnormal Weight Gain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Keppra4.00%16.00%21.33%38.67%20.00%
Depakote Er3.12%9.38%29.69%40.62%17.19%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Keppra (levetiracetam) is often used to treat epilepsy. Depakote Er (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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