94 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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Sep 21, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Watch carefully. Every person reacts differently.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, memory problems, depressed mood, memory problems

Feb 21, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Never take the results for granted
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, memory problems, depressed mood, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2010 (Started Nov 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, unsure about effectiveness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3500 mg Daily
Side effects: drowsiness, unsure about effectiveness

Aug 10, 2010 (Started Nov 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Mild (unsure about effectiveness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: don't know yet.
Side effects: drowsiness, unsure about effectiveness

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drug interactions, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems, drug interactions

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug interactions, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra is new for me, but, I noticed that the combination of drugs produced a big change in my overall life style, and abilities to function adequately. I had home health for awhile, because of the drug effects: balance, looked like I was drinking alcohol. Fell a few times, don't know if they were seizures or not. Dr. assumes they were. Med dose increased. Oh! What fun it is...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems, drug interactions

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 17, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures generalized tonic clonic)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (absence or petit mal))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR soooooo far has been a gr8 Medicine for me.. It is just getting the timing, whens and hows to take it for my body.. 2, 500mlg 7am 1, 500mlg 2-3pm 1, 500mlg 7pm Doing this schedule for my body is a gr8 thing.. @ times I would be more prone to seizure activity, early mornings and afternoon evenings.. Seems to be settling in a bit.. Atleast for this week.. LOL
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

Oct 15, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures generalized tonic clonic)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (absence or petit mal))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, numbness to roof of mouth, medication does not last long in my body)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures generalized tonic clonic)
  • Side effects
    Mild (lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, numbness to roof of mouth, medication does not last long in my body)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: More numbing tingling forearms, lower lip, roof of mouth, slight dizziness.. Less peaks and valleys of emotions. :@) perception is off.. Flashing lights with movement
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lips tingling, numbness in hands and arms in am, medication does not last long in my body, numbness to roof of mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 5, 2010 (Started Feb 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Keppra for a long time now and I can't say I notice any bad effects at all. I still feel like a lot of the fatigue I have during the day are due to the medecine, but I feel this applies more to the tegretol than the Keppra. Since adding this to my regimen I have had a lot more control of the seizures and mostly been seizure free. I have been keeping 2 extra doses with me every day and extra reminders for myself for everyday doses.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 9, 2010 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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)

  • 0 helpful marks
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