93 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

Apr 13, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements, mood worsening, suicidal thoughts or urges, memory loss, irritability)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Watch out for horrible mood.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements, mood worsening, suicidal thoughts or urges, memory loss, irritability)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Watch for suicidal thoughts, mood swings, and anger.  It makes me feel horrendous. I've wanted to end my own life. I have zero energy and feel even more depressed. I hate this medication.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2016 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you own an iPhone set your alarm for when you take your medication (s) and always carry a dose with you in a pill box when you are out and about so you don't miss a dose. Also, download an app on your iPhone called Mango Health that assists with this very purpose. It is free.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2015 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (want to be left alone)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lowers sex drive majorly but will kick your seizures butt,haven't had an episode in a long time.Will also make you tired but you can deal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: want to be left alone

May 10, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (want to be left alone)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: want to be left alone

  • 0 helpful marks
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