Keppra and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Keppra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Epilepsy. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Keppra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 36,800 people who have side effects when taking Keppra from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 12, 2017

36,800 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,072 people (2.91%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Depression?

Time on Keppra when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 39.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.89 %
  • 10+ years: 0.56 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 64.25 %
  • male: 35.75 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.27 %
  • 2-9: 1.63 %
  • 10-19: 9.35 %
  • 20-29: 10.3 %
  • 30-39: 18.16 %
  • 40-49: 15.85 %
  • 50-59: 21.27 %
  • 60+: 23.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (271 people, 25.28%)
  • Convulsion (188 people, 17.54%)
  • Seizures (104 people, 9.70%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (84 people, 7.84%)
  • Pain (75 people, 7.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (168 people, 15.67%)
  • Topamax (99 people, 9.24%)
  • Neurontin (96 people, 8.96%)
  • Dilantin (89 people, 8.30%)
  • Tegretol (83 people, 7.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (281 people, 26.21%)
  • Fatigue (210 people, 19.59%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (207 people, 19.31%)
  • Convulsion (192 people, 17.91%)
  • Drowsiness (162 people, 15.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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