93 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really much to tell. This drug works well with my other meds, I haven't had any side effects and so far so good. The pill is a little big. Here is a trick for you when you take your meds. Don't tilt your head back. After you take that LARGE sip of water, put your chin down towards your chest. It works very well once you get the hang of it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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Sep 21, 2017 (Started Nov 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 6, 2017 (Started Nov 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 19, 2019 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Jul 2, 2017 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction, urinary problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This doesn't appear to be an "instant" spasticity relief medication, or at least in my situation. I had to "wean off" of the highest prescribable dosage of Zanaflex while simultaneously "ramping up" my Keppra dosage. Therefore, it wasn't until I reached my current dosage of Keppra that I started realizing positive results of this medication. Given the feedback from other's that I've spoken to that are using Keppra; there doesn't seem to be any "middle ground" in terms of success in treating their MS related spasticity. It appears that it either worked or it didn't work. To that point, being that Keppra is an anti-convulsive/Epileptic medication; some neurologists won't prescribe it for MS related spasticity.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

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