95 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really much to tell. This drug works well with my other meds, I haven't had any side effects and so far so good. The pill is a little big. Here is a trick for you when you take your meds. Don't tilt your head back. After you take that LARGE sip of water, put your chin down towards your chest. It works very well once you get the hang of it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Three times daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Three times daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

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