94 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: its ok taking my pills the only problem I have is remembering to take it and if I forget 1 dose it makes me dizzy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

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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.

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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

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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.

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Dec 8, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, sleepiness, 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: problems concentrating, fatigue, mood swings, decreased appetite, sleepiness, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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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

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)

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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

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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