Could Keppra cause 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 . We study 34,747 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 1,033 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Keppra

Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 37,163 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,993 Depression patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

34,747 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,033 people (2.97%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Depression?

Time on Keppra when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 37.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.3 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.07 %
  • 10+ years: 0.58 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 64.46 %
  • male: 35.54 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.28 %
  • 2-9: 1.68 %
  • 10-19: 9.54 %
  • 20-29: 10.24 %
  • 30-39: 18.23 %
  • 40-49: 15.43 %
  • 50-59: 21.46 %
  • 60+: 23.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (260 people, 25.17%)
  • Convulsion (188 people, 18.20%)
  • Seizures (95 people, 9.20%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (78 people, 7.55%)
  • Pain (70 people, 6.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (164 people, 15.88%)
  • Neurontin (96 people, 9.29%)
  • Topamax (95 people, 9.20%)
  • Dilantin (87 people, 8.42%)
  • Tegretol (78 people, 7.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (271 people, 26.23%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (205 people, 19.85%)
  • Fatigue (202 people, 19.55%)
  • Convulsion (192 people, 18.59%)
  • Drowsiness (161 people, 15.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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