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

dark angel 2012
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dark angel 2012
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42y
  • Duration: 12 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
148 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 04, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: 41y
  • Duration: 5 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
167 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Apr 9, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Angeleyes_99
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Angeleyes_99
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
5 seizures
178 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 11, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61y
  • Duration: 48 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
60 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Aug 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: 56y
  • Duration: 39 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
178 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started May 13, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: 29y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
64 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 24, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: 30y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
184 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 5, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark
AuthorBeckyAyers
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AuthorBeckyAyers
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 50 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Mild
16 seizures
149 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 3, 2012 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Keppra because I originally started out on Dilantin which hit my liver hard the minute I started taking it. Although Keppra is VERY good at keeping the grand mals away, I have very little time that I feel energetic.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 16, 2011 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While Keppra seems to do a very good job of stopping grand mals in their tracks, I still have quite frequent absence seizures, visual auras, olfactory auras (more often than visual) and serious memory issues. On top of all that, I have fits of rage out of nowhere that can last for up to several hours in which case I stay in my bedroom away from the rest of the family. Even though I have been taking Keppra for years, it STILL makes me groggy, especially if I have to take pain killers of any kind. I have also recently noticed having some problems with things tasting wrong, if not totally disgusting. Foods that I normally love taste gross. I have also lost a lot of hair since I started taking Keppra, but I have to admit it could possibly just be coincidental that I am 52 and just thinning out due to age.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 26, 2011 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Even though Keppra has worked much better than Dilantin or Topomax, it still makes me tired much of the day and I sometimes have rage issues that are hard to deal with. Oh, and my hair has thinned out since I started taking it, but then again I am 52 and I guess that might be due to aging. =/
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
motivationalforceman
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motivationalforceman
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 63y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
190 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 11, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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
whinni
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whinni
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: 6 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
? seizures
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 20, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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