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Review: Depakote Er and Keppra

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Depakote Er and Keppra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 859 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Depakote er (latest outcomes from 3,677 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

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Keppra (latest outcomes from 21,200 users) has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy.

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On Oct, 26, 2014: 859 people who take Depakote Er, Keppra are studied

Depakote Er, Keppra outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Depakote Er (divalproex sodium)
- Keppra (levetiracetam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Depakote Er is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
85.71%
(6 of 7 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Keppra is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Abnormal BehaviourConvulsionAstheniaSedationConvulsionDiabetes MellitusMemory ImpairmentConvulsion
ConvulsionDrug IneffectiveWeight DecreasedSomnolenceDizzinessDiabetic KetoacidosisHypoglycaemiaSomnolence
Stevens-johnson SyndromeFallAmnesiaEpilepsyGait DisturbanceLeft Ventricular FailureAbnormal Loss Of WeightDizziness
PyrexiaPyrexiaAtaxiaAbnormal BehaviourAstheniaMalaiseSomnolenceTremor
RashConfusional StateConfusional StateDrowningGrand Mal ConvulsionCoronary Artery DiseaseDecreased AppetiteGrand Mal Convulsion
Memory ImpairmentDrug HypersensitivityAppetite DisorderAutismTremorConvulsionVitamin C DeficiencyHeadache
TremorLethargyAbnormal BehaviourSudden Unexplained Death In EpilepsyDrug IneffectiveArteriosclerosis Coronary ArteryAmnesiaDrug Ineffective
Cytolytic HepatitisTremorColitis UlcerativeHypoglycaemiaCognitive DisorderCardiomegalyAbnormal DreamsFall
FatigueSomnolenceComplex Partial SeizuresHyperhidrosisIll-defined DisorderCardiomyopathyAnxietyPneumonia
Hallucination, AuditoryCerebral Arteriovenous Malformation HaemorrhagicDiarrhoea NosSocial PhobiaAmnesiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAutismMental Status Changes

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Depakote Er is effective31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
59.09%
(13 of 22 people)
Keppra is effective33.33%
(5 of 15 people)
42.86%
(9 of 21 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionConvulsion
TremorSomnolence
Mental Status ChangesDrug Ineffective
DizzinessSedation
HeadacheAggression
SomnolenceGrand Mal Convulsion
PneumoniaPyrexia
AlopeciaWeight Increased
Back PainAbnormal Behaviour
MalaiseThrombocytopenia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depakote Er is effectiven/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
12.50%
(2 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Keppra is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
29.41%
(5 of 17 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stevens-johnson SyndromeConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsionConvulsion
Pneumonia AspirationAggressionSedationAggressionFallMental Status ChangesDizzinessConfusional State
HypersomniaHallucination, AuditoryGrand Mal ConvulsionGranulocytopeniaThrombocytopeniaSomnolenceDrug IneffectiveTremor
Drug Exposure During PregnancyEnuresisWeight DecreasedAngerAnaemia NosBack PainPneumoniaSomnolence
Convulsion NeonatalAbnormal BehaviourAbnormal BehaviourBone Marrow Depression NosSomnolenceAphasiaAstheniaFatigue
Suicidal IdeationDizzinessHeadacheUnresponsive To StimuliMultiple Sclerosis RelapseTremorDeath
AngerSomnolenceInjuryDrug IneffectiveProgressive Multifocal LeukoencephalopathyAtelectasisPneumonia
Weight IncreasedRhinorrhoeaPregnancy NosGrand Mal ConvulsionImmune Reconstitution SyndromeTachycardiaCerebrovascular Accident
Insulin C-peptide DecreasedFallSomnolenceRhabdomyolysisAtaxiaHypotensionFall
Condition AggravatedHypertensionSuicidal IdeationAnxietyNauseaDysstasiaUrinary Tract Infection

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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