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 34,155 people who have side effects while taking Keppra from FDA. Among them, 1,008 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 37,147 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

34,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,008 people (2.95%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Keppra cause Depression?

Time on Keppra when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 35.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.47 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.71 %
  • 10+ years: 1.18 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:

  • female: 64.66 %
  • male: 35.34 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:

  • 0-1: 0.29 %
  • 2-9: 1.71 %
  • 10-19: 9.57 %
  • 20-29: 11.0 %
  • 30-39: 17.57 %
  • 40-49: 15.29 %
  • 50-59: 21.29 %
  • 60+: 23.29 %

Severity of Depression **:

  • least: 25.0 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (163 people, 16.17%)
  • Neurontin (94 people, 9.33%)
  • Topamax (92 people, 9.13%)
  • Dilantin (83 people, 8.23%)
  • Tegretol (77 people, 7.64%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Convulsion (185 people, 18.35%)
  • Seizures (83 people, 8.23%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (78 people, 7.74%)
  • Pain (70 people, 6.94%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (264 people, 26.19%)
  • Fatigue (201 people, 19.94%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (198 people, 19.64%)
  • Convulsion (189 people, 18.75%)
  • Drowsiness (156 people, 15.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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