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Keppra vs Dilantin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 57

This is personalized comparison of Keppra vs Dilantin for a male aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 25, 2014: 1,332 people are studied in Keppra vs Dilantin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male53Seizures

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Keppra levetiracetamUcb Inc
Dilantin phenytoin sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 53 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Keppra (Ucb Inc)Dilantin
Fumbling0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Keppra (Ucb Inc)Dilantin
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Fall
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Convulsions Nos Aggravated
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic
FallDrug Ineffective
Confusional StateDrug Interaction
Condition AggravatedCondition Aggravated
DepressionDrug Toxicity
Asthenia (weakness)Pharmaceutical Product Complaint

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)Dilantin
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Appetite Decreased Nos (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
Erectile DysfunctionDizziness (excl Vertigo)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Vision Blurred
DizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedBalance Disorder
Agoraphobia (extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places)Memory Impairment
Dyslipidaemia (abnormal amount of lipids)Drug Level Nos Increased
Drug IneffectiveFall
Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Pharmaceutical Product Complaint
OverdoseUpper Limb Fracture Nos

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Keppra (Ucb Inc)Dilantin
Fumbling0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Keppra (Ucb Inc)Dilantin
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Convulsions Nos Aggravated
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Fall
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic
FallCondition Aggravated
Confusional StateDrug Ineffective
DepressionDrug Interaction
Condition AggravatedDrug Toxicity
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Loss Of Consciousness

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)Dilantin
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Erectile DysfunctionPain In Face
Ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements)Impaired Memory
DizzinessSleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Vision Blurred
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)Appetite Decreased Nos (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Fall
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Level Nos Increased
Agoraphobia (extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places)Dizziness (excl Vertigo)

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On eHealthMe, Keppra (levetiracetam) is often used to treat epilepsy. Dilantin (phenytoin sodium) is often used to treat epilepsy. 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.

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