73 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy'

chrissysaurus
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chrissysaurus
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: 11 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
9 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 1, 2013 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra since the end of 2011. Its been an interesting experience. I was on it with Trileptal originally, and now Im on it with Zonegran. I noticed that once they increased my Keppra dosage that my irritability increased. And thats when I started to experience the famous "Keppra rage." Once I noticed that, I told my neuro to decrease my dosage, and my irritability decreased with it. My advice to anyone is that if you dont like dealing with irritability issues than by all means, please discuss decreasing your dosage with your doctor.... they'll be more than willing to help you out with your dosage so you wont become a raging lunatic like I was during that time. Trust me on this! Haha. Another thing is that Keppra has helped me out with my seizures better than any other medication has so far and I am so happy with it so far. Im also on generic Keppra! So if name brand Keppra doesnt work for you, feel free to try generic Keppra like me, and it might just work for you too!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

Dec 14, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra with Trileptal for about two months now, and most of the side effects have subsided. I've been feeling pretty good so far and havent had a major complex or major simple partial seizure since October and I'd like to keep it that way. Also, I still havent had the "Keppra rage" yet. To anyone thats considering Keppra, don't be afraid, just give it a try and make sure you keep an eye on any mood changes is all (and ask your family and friends too!)

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been on Keppra for about a month now, and in the beginning I was extremely worried about the infamous "Keppra rage". I do notice that it has been making my fuse a bit shorter, but i'm not acting out on aggression without a reason. I have also been having a fluctuating appetite while on Keppra and some weight loss (but very slow weight loss). On the other hand, I have been having less frequent auras and have not had a major complex or simple partial since Ive been taking it! (crosses fingers)

Oct 26, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ive been taking Keppra for only a week and it gets me really drowsy for a few hours. I suggest to anyone taking this: please be careful when youre first on this medication. Dont over exert yourself because you might get dizzy.

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eabournemouth
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eabournemouth
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 60y
  • Duration: 45 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
51 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 26, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Size of 1000mg Keppra tablet
Cost: < $25 monthly

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spector164
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spector164
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 40y
  • Duration: 24 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
63 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 4, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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simplesimon53
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simplesimon53
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 39y
  • Duration: 22 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
45 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 25, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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wandering33
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wandering33
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 41y
  • Duration: 13 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
44 seizures
51 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 14, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily

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62SUMMERS
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62SUMMERS
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 52y
  • Duration: 24 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
6 seizures
110 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 21, 2013 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches all day, Anxious mood

Jan 26, 2011 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches all day, Anxious mood

Dec 24, 2010 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue with this meds because I also take lamictal and not really sure which is causing which side effects. My seizures have become different and more severe and more often. I was taking Tegratol and Depacote with less side effects.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches all day, Anxious mood

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neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Extratemporal Resection
0 seizures
130 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 29, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, Nose itch, Paranoia

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Jennay
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Jennay
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
140 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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stefmor
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stefmor
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 19 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
127 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication kept my seizures at bay for 10 years before I had some breakthrough seizures. It's wonderful! And it was safe to take during my pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 33 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
154 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Worked with Depakote to completely control seizures, when it was started the second time only partial control was achieved.

Jul 15, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked with Depakote to completely control seizures, when it was started the second time only partial control was achieved.

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