94 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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joan53
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joan53
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: 51 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
1 seizure
22 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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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
Kenzter
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Kenzter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 26 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
306 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 18, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The cocktail of medication I take has caused me to change my diet and certain things I like to often eat since the food will no longer agree with me or can also reverse the effects of the medication.

  • 0 helpful marks
Modaddy_TN
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Modaddy_TN
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 13 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
276 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 12, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Madeline Belet
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Madeline Belet
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 35 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
164 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 13, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have tried almost every anti-seizure control medicene over my lifetime and the one thing I have noticed is that the time release types work best for me. I am never happy with the side-effects of any of them but Keppra so far seems to have the fewest and most mild of any of them I have experienced.

  • 1 helpful mark
sammorrill
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sammorrill
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
10 seizures
345 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 8, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, Inability to concentrate, Decreased appetite, Memory problems, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Mood swings, Decreased appetite, Inability to concentrate, Sleepiness, Memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
clr714
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clr714
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F42y
CFS:14y Dx
FM:14y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 30, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for jerking of hands and feet)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Swelling in legs, feet and ankles

  • 0 helpful marks
vjwebb59
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vjwebb59
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 21, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
kg10043
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kg10043
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 60y
  • Duration: 47 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
255 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 9, 2008 (Started Sep 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Don't even start taking it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Eyes wander out of sync, Glaucoma (Both eyes)

Nov 9, 2007 (Started Sep 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Severe (Eyes wander out of sync, Balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not even start with Keppra
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Eyes wander out of sync, Glaucoma (Both eyes)

Nov 8, 2007 (Started Sep 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Severe (Balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When they gave me the initial level to start taking it I had no side effects that I was aware of. I was told it was a dosage belwo therapeutic and after 2 weeks they increased it. By the second day my eyes would not function together. I saw 2 images and it was like the eyes were just wandering around to look at things randomly and continuously. The 2 were not in synch at all and I had no sense of balance to even sit up in a chair without holding on to a desk or something.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Balance problems, Eyes wander out of sync, Glaucoma (Both eyes)

  • 0 helpful marks
shuffles
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shuffles
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Sep 9, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it has taken care of my focal seizures but it took a while to find the right dosage.
Side effects: Sleepiness, Decreased appetite

  • 0 helpful marks
Aaerius
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Aaerius
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 37y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
240 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 1, 2008 (Started Apr 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • side effects
    Mild (I became tired at times., Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this is a wonder drug along with depakote er.

  • 0 helpful marks
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