24 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy' with a side effects rating of Mild

chrissysaurus
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chrissysaurus
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
1 seizure
this week
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 1, 2013 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra since the end of 2011. Its been an interesting experience. I was on it with Trileptal originally, and now Im on it with Zonegran. I noticed that once they increased my Keppra dosage that my irritability increased. And thats when I started to experience the famous "Keppra rage." Once I noticed that, I told my neuro to decrease my dosage, and my irritability decreased with it. My advice to anyone is that if you dont like dealing with irritability issues than by all means, please discuss decreasing your dosage with your doctor.... they'll be more than willing to help you out with your dosage so you wont become a raging lunatic like I was during that time. Trust me on this! Haha. Another thing is that Keppra has helped me out with my seizures better than any other medication has so far and I am so happy with it so far. Im also on generic Keppra! So if name brand Keppra doesnt work for you, feel free to try generic Keppra like me, and it might just work for you too!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

Dec 14, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra with Trileptal for about two months now, and most of the side effects have subsided. I've been feeling pretty good so far and havent had a major complex or major simple partial seizure since October and I'd like to keep it that way. Also, I still havent had the "Keppra rage" yet. To anyone thats considering Keppra, don't be afraid, just give it a try and make sure you keep an eye on any mood changes is all (and ask your family and friends too!)

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra for about a month now, and in the beginning I was extremely worried about the infamous "Keppra rage". I do notice that it has been making my fuse a bit shorter, but i'm not acting out on aggression without a reason. I have also been having a fluctuating appetite while on Keppra and some weight loss (but very slow weight loss). On the other hand, I have been having less frequent auras and have not had a major complex or simple partial since Ive been taking it! (crosses fingers)

Oct 26, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been taking Keppra for only a week and it gets me really drowsy for a few hours. I suggest to anyone taking this: please be careful when youre first on this medication. Dont over exert yourself because you might get dizzy.

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spector164
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spector164
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 40y
  • Duration: 23 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
32 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 4, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jennay
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Jennay
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
108 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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stefmor
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stefmor
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 18 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
97 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication kept my seizures at bay for 10 years before I had some breakthrough seizures. It's wonderful! And it was safe to take during my pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dark angel 2012
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dark angel 2012
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 42y
  • Duration: 12 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
110 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 04, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Angeleyes_99
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Angeleyes_99
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
5 seizures
140 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 11, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Br0thershin
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Br0thershin
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
28 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 24, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Take lots of B6 (Pyroxidine HCL) and B12, Keppra depletes your natural stores.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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pray4me_sixx
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pray4me_sixx
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 15 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
146 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 5, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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motivationalforceman
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motivationalforceman
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
153 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 11, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since the Keepra does make you drowsy I try and get a good nights sleep.I also take vitamins such as vitamin B Plus,C,and a Multi Vitamin.I have research and have tried to eliminate caffeine.sugar,pop,etc.Since four out of the five grand mal seizures I had were at night while asleep My Doctor prescribed that I take 2 500 mg at 7:00 AM and 1 500 mg at 7:00 PM.For awhile my loving wife had to remind me to take the medicine as I sort of blocked it out that I even had them at all.But the med is working and my Doctor has agreed that I could attempt to wean off the medicine in the spring of 2012 if I wanted to knowing I couldn't drive a car for quite some time if I do.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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redsoxrich
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redsoxrich
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy
0 seizures
85 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 10, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Want to be left alone

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