93 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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Jul 2, 2010 (Started Mar 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have less anxiety with this med.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

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Jul 7, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: n/a

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Jul 5, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It is hard right now because I am transitioning to a new med.... The impact is now I have to remember to take meds twice a day and I am already having issues remembering. I feel loaded and drunk ALL day. I have it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: intoxicated feeling

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Jul 30, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2010 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One at night,one in the morning. Simple. For the first week or so,it made a bit drowsy,but now,nothing,no side effects at all,and it had greatly helped! I,at this point would never switch from Levetiracetam (Keppra),unless it's effectiveness diminished. No side effects,helps with my grand-mals,and help somewhat on my myoclonic and absence seizures,both of those don't bother me as much though anyway.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (simple partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (itchy rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Side effects: itchy rash

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2010 (Started Jul 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want off this medication as soon as possible. It cause me to be in a constant bad mood with those around me and with myself. It is a scary medication that is ruining my relationships and my life. I have had to seizures while on this med but the side effects are to horrible to bear.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: my husband believe this medication make me bitchy, but is afraid to have me switch to anything else.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: its ok taking my pills the only problem I have is remembering to take it and if I forget 1 dose it makes me dizzy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
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