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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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What are the drugs

Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,182 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

Dilantin (latest outcomes from 950 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) (latest reports from 188 patients) has been reported by people with depression, back pain, cancer pain, bipolar i disorder, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 1,348 male patients aged 53 who take the same drugs 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)Drug Ineffective
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Condition Aggravated
Confusional StateDrug Toxicity
FallNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Condition AggravatedLoss Of Consciousness
DepressionDizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Nystagmus (a condition of involuntary eye movement)

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)Dizziness (excl Vertigo)
Absence Seizure (impairment of consciousness in epilepsy)Fall
DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Erectile DysfunctionLaceration (tearing of soft body tissue)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Appetite Decreased Nos (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
ConstipationVision Blurred
Dyslipidaemia (abnormal amount of lipids)Dizziness
Drug IneffectiveBalance Disorder
Agoraphobia (extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedGynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Keppra5.56%11.11%25.00%33.33%25.00%
Dilantin1.67%6.67%18.33%45.00%28.33%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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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.

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