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

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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 (balance problems, eyes wander out of sync)
  • 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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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

Mar 1, 2008 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rage)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Too many medicines mixed for too long I had to stop treatment on this due to hallucinations and schizophrenia being a strong determining factor in my future medicine choices. It caused me to rage as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

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Jan 15, 2006 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unbearable insomnia and mental burden.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 12, 2001 (Started Jul 26, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With this drug I not only had moderate to severe diarhea it also increased my seziures 10 fold. In truth I had more Status attacks than any other time or with any other treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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