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Keppra vs Depakote Er for a female patient aged 63

Summary: 3,356 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 21,256 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Depakote er (latest outcomes from 3,684 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 54,746 Agitation patients)

On Apr, 5, 2015: 3,356 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:

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)

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Keppra (Ucb Inc)Depakote Er (Abbott)
NauseaWeight Increased
HeadacheDrug Ineffective
AstheniaDiabetes Mellitus
Confusional StateInsomnia

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 InfarctionHeadache
MyalgiaWeight Decreased
DepressionOedema Peripheral
Complex Partial Seizures ExacerbatedCellulitis
Varicose VeinsItching
ConvulsionGlucose Tolerance Impaired
Bleeding Time ProlongedThrombosis
Memory LossRespiratory Disorder
Influenza Like IllnessVitamin D Decreased
Metastases To Central Nervous SystemAbnormal Weight Gain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Depakote Er3.08%9.23%29.23%40.00%18.46%

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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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