Keppra and Depression - from FDA reports
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 Convulsion. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Keppra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 37,835 people who have side effects when taking Keppra from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
37,835 people reported to have side effects when taking Keppra.
Among them, 1,136 people (3.0%) have Depression
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Keppra when people have Depression *:
- < 1 month: 39.34 %
- 1 - 6 months: 31.69 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.2 %
- 1 - 2 years: 7.1 %
- 2 - 5 years: 9.29 %
- 5 - 10 years: 3.83 %
- 10+ years: 0.55 %
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:
- female: 63.99 %
- male: 36.01 %
Age of people who have Depression when taking Keppra *:
- 0-1: 0.25 %
- 2-9: 1.77 %
- 10-19: 9.23 %
- 20-29: 10.75 %
- 30-39: 18.08 %
- 40-49: 16.18 %
- 50-59: 21.24 %
- 60+: 22.5 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Convulsion (188 people, 16.55%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (86 people, 7.57%)
- Pain (76 people, 6.69%)
- High Blood Pressure (40 people, 3.52%)
- Sleep Disorder (38 people, 3.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lamictal (175 people, 15.40%)
- Neurontin (111 people, 9.77%)
- Topamax (102 people, 8.98%)
- Dilantin (96 people, 8.45%)
- Tegretol (90 people, 7.92%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (284 people, 25.00%)
- Suicidal Ideation (220 people, 19.37%)
- Fatigue (219 people, 19.28%)
- Convulsion (192 people, 16.90%)
- Drowsiness (166 people, 14.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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