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

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Jennay
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Jennay
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
209 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
stefmor
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stefmor
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: 20 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
199 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

See stefmor's full Levetiracetam history

May 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks
Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
225 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
dark angel 2012
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dark angel 2012
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43y
  • Duration: 14 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
212 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
BeeBlessed
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BeeBlessed
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
233 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 9, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (all of them i think)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Angeleyes_99
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Angeleyes_99
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 11 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
5 seizures
242 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 11, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: 49 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
100 seizures
126 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Aug 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Stomach upset, 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: Stomach upset, 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: Stomach upset, Anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks
mizzepileptica
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mizzepileptica
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
243 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started May 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Being seizurefree, I have no complaints and got my hair back :)

  • 0 helpful marks
Br0thershin
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Br0thershin
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 30y
  • Duration: 9 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
130 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 24, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dysnomia, Ataxia (lack of coordination), Decreased appetite, Cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Take lots of B6 (Pyroxidine HCL) and B12, Keppra depletes your natural stores.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
pray4me_sixx
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pray4me_sixx
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 17 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
247 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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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
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