Jul 2, 2017 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (urinary problems, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This doesn't appear to be an "instant" spasticity relief medication, or at least in my situation. I had to "wean off" of the highest prescribable dosage of Zanaflex while simultaneously "ramping up" my Keppra dosage. Therefore, it wasn't until I reached my current dosage of Keppra that I started realizing positive results of this medication. Given the feedback from other's that I've spoken to that are using Keppra; there doesn't seem to be any "middle ground" in terms of success in treating their MS related spasticity. It appears that it either worked or it didn't work. To that point, being that Keppra is an anti-convulsive/Epileptic medication; some neurologists won't prescribe it for MS related spasticity.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

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