71 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy'

Mrpag13
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Mrpag13
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 26y
  • Duration: 17 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
159 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 9, 2010 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Blueyedgoddezz
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Blueyedgoddezz
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 29 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
189 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

See Blueyedgoddezz's full Levetiracetam history

Oct 26, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for tapering off: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The worst side effect i could mention about keppra would have to be the mood swings. There are just terrible. So bad i had to switch medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Irritability, Depression with anxiety, Mood swings, Decreased appetite, Fatigue, Problems concentrating

Jul 22, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The actual directions on taking the medication is very simple no problems there, however i do feel im starting to experience side effects to a moderate extent.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia), Irritability, Depression with anxiety, Mood swings, Decreased appetite, Fatigue, Problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark
sarahjohnston1988
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sarahjohnston1988
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 26y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
1 seizure
213 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 23, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
seeker4me
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seeker4me
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 65y
  • Duration: 56 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
12 seizures
221 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 26, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Drug interactions

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra is new for me, but, I noticed that the combination of drugs produced a big change in my overall life style, and abilities to function adequately. I had home health for awhile, because of the drug effects: balance, looked like I was drinking alcohol. Fell a few times, don't know if they were seizures or not. Dr. assumes they were. Med dose increased. Oh! What fun it is...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Drug interactions

  • 0 helpful marks
spiralaura
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spiralaura
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 31 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
53 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 21, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Watch carefully. Every person reacts differently.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood, Memory problems, Depressed mood, Memory problems

Feb 21, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Never take the results for granted
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood, Memory problems, Depressed mood, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
jnic2212
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jnic2212
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 5 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
226 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 22, 2010 (Started Jul 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want off this medication as soon as possible. It cause me to be in a constant bad mood with those around me and with myself. It is a scary medication that is ruining my relationships and my life. I have had to seizures while on this med but the side effects are to horrible to bear.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Modaddy_TN
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Modaddy_TN
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 35y
  • Duration: 11 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
188 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 5, 2010 (Started Feb 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
UnsolvedMgroupie
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UnsolvedMgroupie
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 6 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
16 seizures
224 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

See UnsolvedMgroupie's full Levetiracetam history

Jul 31, 2010 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Myoclonic seizures: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One at night,one in the morning. Simple. For the first week or so,it made a bit drowsy,but now,nothing,no side effects at all,and it had greatly helped! I,at this point would never switch from Levetiracetam (Keppra),unless it's effectiveness diminished. No side effects,helps with my grand-mals,and help somewhat on my myoclonic and absence seizures,both of those don't bother me as much though anyway.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
acg122
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acg122
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 24 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
196 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 30, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
kack73
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kack73
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 41y
  • Duration: 26 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
197 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 7, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks
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