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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 857 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 7, 2014: 857 people who take Depakote Er, Keppra are studied

Depakote Er, Keppra outcomes

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depakote Er is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
91.67%
(11 of 12 people)
50.00%
(9 of 18 people)
Keppra is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 8 people)
50.00%
(10 of 20 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Common drug interactions Convulsion
(12 reports)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
(9 reports)

Rash
(8 reports)

Abnormal Behaviour
(8 reports)

Dizziness
(8 reports)

Convulsion
(34 reports)

Pyrexia
(14 reports)

Fall
(12 reports)

Confusional State
(11 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(11 reports)

Asthenia
(7 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(4 reports)

Platelet Count
(4 reports)

Weight Decreased
(2 reports)

Malaise
(2 reports)

Somnolence
(5 reports)

Sedation
(4 reports)

Autism
(3 reports)

Epilepsy
(3 reports)

Drowning
(3 reports)

Convulsion
(8 reports)

Dizziness
(5 reports)

Gait Disturbance
(3 reports)

Pancytopenia
(3 reports)

Asthenia
(3 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(3 reports)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
(3 reports)

Left Ventricular Failure
(3 reports)

Malaise
(3 reports)

Coronary Artery Disease
(3 reports)

Memory Impairment
(6 reports)

Hypoglycaemia
(5 reports)

Somnolence
(5 reports)

Abnormal Loss Of Weight
(5 reports)

Decreased Appetite
(4 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Depakote Er is effective35.71%
(10 of 28 people)
54.55%
(18 of 33 people)
Keppra is effective38.46%
(10 of 26 people)
58.06%
(18 of 31 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Convulsion
(248 reports)

Dizziness
(91 reports)

Anxiety
(80 reports)

Headache
(75 reports)

Memory Impairment
(75 reports)

Convulsion
(260 reports)

Somnolence
(107 reports)

Anger
(98 reports)

Aggression
(87 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(75 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depakote Er is effectiven/a100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
78.95%
(15 of 19 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
18.75%
(3 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Keppra is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
76.47%
(13 of 17 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
62.50%
(10 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions Stevens-johnson Syndrome
(2 reports)

Pneumonia Aspiration
(2 reports)

Hypersomnia
(2 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(2 reports)

Convulsion Neonatal
(2 reports)

Convulsion
(42 reports)

Aggression
(40 reports)

Hallucination, Auditory
(29 reports)

Weight Increased
(27 reports)

Anger
(27 reports)

Convulsion
(46 reports)

Weight Decreased
(33 reports)

Somnolence
(24 reports)

Sedation
(24 reports)

Abnormal Behaviour
(24 reports)

Anger
(67 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(60 reports)

Convulsion
(58 reports)

Inappropriate Affect
(56 reports)

Bone Marrow Depression Nos
(32 reports)

Amnesia
(48 reports)

Memory Impairment
(48 reports)

Anxiety
(48 reports)

Decreased Appetite
(44 reports)

Abnormal Loss Of Weight
(44 reports)

Convulsion
(98 reports)

Somnolence
(35 reports)

Mental Status Changes
(32 reports)

Treatment Noncompliance
(31 reports)

Aspiration
(23 reports)

Convulsion
(93 reports)

Dizziness
(35 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(27 reports)

Aggression
(26 reports)

Depressed Mood
(24 reports)

Convulsion
(59 reports)

Confusional State
(39 reports)

Tremor
(36 reports)

Fatigue
(31 reports)

Somnolence
(27 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Depakote Er (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Keppra (levetiracetam) 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Person appears fine, very happy, playing with toys, sitting at table eating or sound asleep. Begins to make an "uh" sound. Quickly becomes very upset appearing terrified, moves in general circles reaching for any objects and throwing them with great force. Vocalization increases in volume as person becomes more upset. Will not make eye contact will not tolerate touch. Does not respond to any attempts to comfort. Person is affected with Angelman's Syndrome. Was on Onfi when the "fits" started. No previous history of any poor behaviors. Onfi was discontinued mid-August 2013.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Took phenobarbital from eight years old to about 22 years old. Took Mysoline from 18 to about 22 years old. Took Dilantin from 12 years old to about 32 years old. Took Depakote only from 32 to 51 years old. Took Depakote and Keppra from 51 years old to present.

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