94 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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

Dec 24, 2014 (Started Oct 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime sleepiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: As my G4 GBM has 'woken up' after debulking surgery, it's tickled the brain and caused a few seizures, so we've upped the dose to 750mg twice daily, which has increased the sensation of sleepiness and mild nausea - but really nothing to complain about. And IIRC, these symptoms do reduce after a week or two. Not feeling any of the symptoms some people get (no mood changes, anger or agressiveness problems).

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Oct 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I've got on so much better than with Phenytoin. Very mild dizziness and faintest hint of what may be a sort of nausea, neither of which are really worth mentioning, but worth it for being completely seizure free.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2014 (Started Oct 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I find Keppra makes me feel like I've had a beer or two at lunchtime on an empty stomach. Not a drunk feeling, but that roughly dulled sleepy feeling, with a slight unsteadiness that catches you on uneven ground. This does wear off after a few weeks, but comes back if you up the dose. However, you do keep a sharp and alert mind and unlike my Phenytoin experiences, you don't make rash or silky decisions or feel any Mild Cognitve Impairment. For that, I give Keppra my vote.

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