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Keppra vs Dilantin for a male patient aged 58

Summary: 1,359 male patients aged 58 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Keppra vs Dilantin for a male aged 58. 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.

Dilantin (latest outcomes from 962 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.

What is the symptom

Fumbling (the hands cold while doing or handling something) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar i disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer pain, back pain. (latest reports from 63 Fumbling patients)

On Mar, 27, 2015: 1,359 male patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Keppra vs Dilantin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Keppra (Ucb Inc)Dilantin
FatigueGrand Mal Convulsion
ThrombocytopeniaDrug Ineffective
Renal Failure AcuteCondition Aggravated
FallDrug Toxicity
Confusional StateLoss Of Consciousness
Condition AggravatedNausea

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
ConvulsionAppetite Decreased Nos
Absence SeizureDizziness (excl Vertigo)
ConstipationVision Blurred
Erectile DysfunctionNausea
DizzinessMemory Impairment
Blood Sodium IncreasedFall
Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisUpper Limb Fracture Nos
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedNervousness
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone DecreasedLethargy

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

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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