93 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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Mar 18, 2008 (Started Nov 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra worked only on the visual disturbances but did not prevent or stop migraines for me.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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Oct 21, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4500 mg Daily

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Dec 8, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, mood swings, memory problems, decreased appetite, sleepiness, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, mood swings, decreased appetite, sleepiness, memory problems, problems concentrating

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Nov 30, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for jerking of hands and feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in hands, jerky movements, swelling in legs, feet and ankles

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Feb 18, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The cocktail of medication I take has caused me to change my diet and certain things I like to often eat since the food will no longer agree with me or can also reverse the effects of the medication.

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Mar 17, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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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May 10, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My personality completely changed on Keppra. I became very mean, depressed all the time, and even attempted suicide. I am NOT one to do that. I have NEVER thought of suicide before, thinking it a cowardly way out (no offense), but I think that shows how far out that took me. be VERY careful on this drug. It works great for some, for others not so much.
Side effects: mood changes

Sep 30, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't ever ignore mood changes or suicidal thoughts. This drug completely turned me around personality wise, and not for the better
Side effects: mood changes

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May 21, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Keppra and Lamictal, so I'm not sure which causes my tiredness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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May 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In the beginning this med made me very tired as I was having to take it 3 times daily morn, Noon, and night. Later we discovered actually I did by testing on my own how long I could stretch the doses for convenience. I stretched them from morn to late afternoon and then again to bedtime. Now I take them only in the morning and evening. I am less tired and more alert it helps me sleep better at night. I have gotten used to the AM dose and it does not bother me any more. I added a cup of coffee or coke to my AM routine and helps out a great deal.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

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