15 patient evaluations for Keppra XR

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Dec 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 29, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nose itch, paranoia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, nose itch, paranoia

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, nose itch, paranoia

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2012 (Started Aug 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (upset stomach, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THE XR IS THE BEST THE KEPPRA IS THE BEST. THE MAIL ORDER SENT ME THE GENERIC THE OTHER WEEK AND I TRIED IT AND I NOTICED SEIZURE ACTIVITY THAT DAY. SWALLOWING AND NAUSEA IS MY BIGGEST ISSUE BUT THE SEIZURES ARE A LOT BETTER!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, anxious mood

May 30, 2010 (Started Aug 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: timer from e-pill for taking pills 5 times a day. timer on phone and pill box
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 5, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 11, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of feeling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since the Keepra does make you drowsy I try and get a good nights sleep.I also take vitamins such as vitamin B Plus,C,and a Multi Vitamin.I have research and have tried to eliminate caffeine.sugar,pop,etc.Since four out of the five grand mal seizures I had were at night while asleep My Doctor prescribed that I take 2 500 mg at 7:00 AM and 1 500 mg at 7:00 PM.For awhile my loving wife had to remind me to take the medicine as I sort of blocked it out that I even had them at all.But the med is working and my Doctor has agreed that I could attempt to wean off the medicine in the spring of 2012 if I wanted to knowing I couldn't drive a car for quite some time if I do.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 20, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR is working much better for me than regular Keppra.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 28, 2011 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR worked much better than Keppra. No rage, no side effects after the first two weeks, sad to say because of insurance I will have to switch back to generic Keppra.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: rage

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Talk to your doctor about your Keppra. XR taken once a day really helped me overcome the side effects and burden of taking pills four times a day. It's really worked well with other AED's to keep me seizure free. Always work with your doctor and be sure your doctor works with you. Working together you have a better chance at seizure control.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: rage

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seizure free and side effect free for 6 weeks. I kept moving forward, using a journal, and trying new meds until I found a cocktail that was right for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Nov 5, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rage)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR may be causing side effect of being emotionally over sensitive. I become saddened easily.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Aug 21, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Took this medication for years. Am wondering now, is it really making a difference?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Aug 10, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After my body adjusted to Keppra it was as if I finally found one of the meds my body and brain needs to manage seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR is one of the best treatments for me. Easy to remember to use, the only possible side effect I notice is an inability to lose weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

  • 2 helpful marks

Oct 17, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures generalized tonic clonic)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (absence or petit mal))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR soooooo far has been a gr8 Medicine for me.. It is just getting the timing, whens and hows to take it for my body.. 2, 500mlg 7am 1, 500mlg 2-3pm 1, 500mlg 7pm Doing this schedule for my body is a gr8 thing.. @ times I would be more prone to seizure activity, early mornings and afternoon evenings.. Seems to be settling in a bit.. Atleast for this week.. LOL
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

Oct 15, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures generalized tonic clonic)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (absence or petit mal))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth, numbness in hands and arms in am, lips tingling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures generalized tonic clonic)
  • Side effects
    Mild (medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth, numbness in hands and arms in am, lips tingling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (medication does not last long in my body, numbness in hands and arms in am, lips tingling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: More numbing tingling forearms, lower lip, roof of mouth, slight dizziness.. Less peaks and valleys of emotions. :@) perception is off.. Flashing lights with movement
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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