93 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

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Jan 28, 2011 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR worked much better than Keppra. No rage, no side effects after the first two weeks, sad to say because of insurance I will have to switch back to generic Keppra.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: rage

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Talk to your doctor about your Keppra. XR taken once a day really helped me overcome the side effects and burden of taking pills four times a day. It's really worked well with other AED's to keep me seizure free. Always work with your doctor and be sure your doctor works with you. Working together you have a better chance at seizure control.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: rage

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seizure free and side effect free for 6 weeks. I kept moving forward, using a journal, and trying new meds until I found a cocktail that was right for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Nov 5, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rage)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR may be causing side effect of being emotionally over sensitive. I become saddened easily.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Aug 21, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Took this medication for years. Am wondering now, is it really making a difference?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Aug 10, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After my body adjusted to Keppra it was as if I finally found one of the meds my body and brain needs to manage seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR is one of the best treatments for me. Easy to remember to use, the only possible side effect I notice is an inability to lose weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rage

  • 2 helpful marks

Jan 3, 2012 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, rage, hair loss, awkward taste in food, sleepiness, loopy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Keppra because I originally started out on Dilantin which hit my liver hard the minute I started taking it. Although Keppra is VERY good at keeping the grand mals away, I have very little time that I feel energetic.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 16, 2011 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, rage, hair loss, awkward taste in food, sleepiness, loopy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While Keppra seems to do a very good job of stopping grand mals in their tracks, I still have quite frequent absence seizures, visual auras, olfactory auras (more often than visual) and serious memory issues. On top of all that, I have fits of rage out of nowhere that can last for up to several hours in which case I stay in my bedroom away from the rest of the family. Even though I have been taking Keppra for years, it STILL makes me groggy, especially if I have to take pain killers of any kind. I have also recently noticed having some problems with things tasting wrong, if not totally disgusting. Foods that I normally love taste gross. I have also lost a lot of hair since I started taking Keppra, but I have to admit it could possibly just be coincidental that I am 52 and just thinning out due to age.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 26, 2011 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, rage, hair loss, awkward taste in food, sleepiness, loopy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Even though Keppra has worked much better than Dilantin or Topomax, it still makes me tired much of the day and I sometimes have rage issues that are hard to deal with. Oh, and my hair has thinned out since I started taking it, but then again I am 52 and I guess that might be due to aging. =/
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jan 13, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have tried almost every anti-seizure control medicene over my lifetime and the one thing I have noticed is that the time release types work best for me. I am never happy with the side-effects of any of them but Keppra so far seems to have the fewest and most mild of any of them I have experienced.

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 23, 2010 (Started Jan 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fear, panic attack with anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR caused me to be in panic, each time I took it the panic got worse until I was in shear terror. I call the doctor the next day and he switched me to Lamictral.
Side effects: panic attack with anger, fear

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 9, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, balance problems, clumsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: balance problems, clumsiness, memory problems

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 26, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tapering off)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, mood swings, dry mouth, decreased appetite, problems concentrating, irritability, depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The worst side effect i could mention about keppra would have to be the mood swings. There are just terrible. So bad i had to switch medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability, depression with anxiety, mood swings, decreased appetite, fatigue, problems concentrating

Jul 22, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The actual directions on taking the medication is very simple no problems there, however i do feel im starting to experience side effects to a moderate extent.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability, depression with anxiety, mood swings, decreased appetite, fatigue, problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark

May 15, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, pain in fingers, nightmares, bad dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Taking Levetiracetam is not difficult. My neuro replaced it for Topamax. I've not seen any benefits from it. Unlike the Topamax that kept me seizure free for 6 months, Levetiracetam did not improve or change the sz activity. The side effects are bothersome. I have nightmares nightly. It makes me extremely sleepy around midday. I try to fight it but sometimes I can't win. I feel over medicated. So it has disrupted my night sleep now and it makes me nervous when I go to bed and when I'm not feeling well. Also something I never experienced with any drug, sometimes I have audio hallucinations. Random strange noises that don't last long. My appetite has increased. I'll be fine then all of a sudden I'm starving! I don't know if I'm eating from nervousness but it's consumption is constant and I'm gaining weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nightmares, pain in fingers, tremor in hands, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), bad dreams

May 1, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, pain in fingers, nightmares, bad dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It didn't improve my seizure activity. I gained weight with this drug. It made me increasingly nervous. It was hard to stay awake during the day. At night I dreaded going to sleep because of nightmares. I heard sounds with this drug. Not voices, but sounds. Unidentifiable sounds. I was taking the generic form of Keppra.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nightmares, pain in fingers, tremor in hands, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), bad dreams

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, pain in fingers, nightmares, bad dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: 1. I take this treatment with food twice daily. 1 in the morning and 1 at night. 2. I had hoped it would stop the sz but just like everything else it's not been effective. 3. Experiencing nightmares or bad dreams. Excessive sleepiness around midday. Increase in appetite. I wish I could afford brand name Keppra (and Dilantin) if nothing else to compare them with the generic brands and see if the results differ.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nightmares, pain in fingers, tremor in hands, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), bad dreams

Feb 2, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think this is Keppra by generic name. and it had too many side effects for me. It made me nervous and bad dreams.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nightmares, pain in fingers, tremor in hands, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), bad dreams

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 5, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 10, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 25, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 28, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Left the walmart pharmacy for Sierra Pharmacy & compounding lab. I griped to the old pharmacy about a HIPAA violation he automatically started shouting at me over a review thats is not at all on my facebook and before I could finish he said we will not fill your perscriptions so don't come get and the fact your out tonight is not my problem. This was all written to walmart corporate, Arizona Board of Pharmacy and Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Right. Walmart was begging me to stay I still left.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 26, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 28, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 4, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 4, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 13, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Refilled all 6 of my meds. Only 4 were refilled. The Aptiom and Onfi both need a prior auth. They were called in 1/8/18, still not ready as of 1/13/18. The insurance company is denying them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 16, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 23, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 30, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 5, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: ordered 3/1/17, filled 3/1/17.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 11, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 19, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 17, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Took way longer then it should have.  He said give him at least 5 days.  I  did call the refill in within 5 days but Kmart had not transfered it yet, so Victor told me to call back in a day or 2.  Whhich I did but it still was not transferedd yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 2, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 7, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: filled: 12/06/15
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: got with no packing list.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 9, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Filled the day I called it in.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 17, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Was perscribed 180. but again got just 150, so that was fixed. But it still says 3/2 instead of 3/3.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 28, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I picked up my and the 5/26/15 and the instructions are correct but the quantity is still 150. I emailed cathy she wrote back saying another script had been called in. Sue said shed fix it and just changed the instructions
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I only started 3 in am and 3 in pm last night then this AM. I feel lightheaded already but am gonna give it a few days to a week. I am thinking this is just i my head. going from 4 to 5 did the same thing and it went away soon after. Sue said the doctor changed it to 3 and 3 but only was perscribed the150 pills so I will need to call it in 5/12-5/19 because I only have a 25 day supply and I don't need to do anything. glad I had a week left at moms. who knows it age, I would guess about 4 years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 2, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: last filled 2/23/15, called in refill 3/18/15, kmart hadn't called me by 3/23/15 so I called them and they said AHCCCS, called cathy and told they are working on the referral 3/24/15, no referral still on 3/25, cathy email me they are working on it 3/26. no keppra@ 2:44 at pharmacy....officially out of keppre 3/27, no keppra till monday. email dr. labiner & cathy......dr. labiners office said call AHCCCS.....AHCCCS is closed.....shelly was rude and un professional, no keppra still on 3/28 & 29. finally went through 3/30 but pharmacy doesn't have it.....its ordered, wasnt ready till 3/31. was ready 6 days after it was due & 4 days after I was out, told to take 2 Lorazepm a day....I felt sooo zombie like, FIRST time I had ever had to go without. I blame whoever works on the approvals &AHCCCS..
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: as of today I am OUT of Keppra. I called it in 3/16 but AHCCCS wont pay it because the need a PA. Cathy just recieved a request the 24th. The pharmacy said the request may have gone to the main or the clinic on ajo and Still its not fixed. I am beyond pissed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: seizures are getting better ay by day. The past 2 days were mainly absence seizures. Want to ask Dr. Labiner why he wants to remove Banzel? Was it just one person hospitalized by it? For some reason Lennox gastaut medication seems to work for me. I would prefer not to go lower on the banzel dosage. I was taking 5 a day when i came back to seeing him. He tried reducing before but when I got to 1 1/2 twice a day the seizures went up. I was raised up to 2 BID. I prefer to get rid of Oxcarbazepine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 20, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: yesterday Dr. Labiner called in the script but its only for 1 500mg in am and 1 in pm.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 19, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 17, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want Keppra at 3 in am, and 2 in pm. seizures have increased from 30-40 a month to over 300 a month.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 11, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Camber Pharmaceuticals causes more seizures. Try other manufacturer
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: would rather go off this is any. The name brand affects temper and the generic by Camber pharmaceuticals give me back pain, 2-5 on a 1-10 scale.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 30, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hurts more above small of back. Closed to the middle.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lumbar seemed to hurt more after increase.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: upped yesterday. But so tired of the seizures, I am at 195+ for the past 4 months.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 23, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just told to increase it from 1000 mg BID to 1250 BID because seizures this past month from approx. 80 last month to almost 160 this month. The doctors nurse said he doesn't want me to decrease so many meds without his help, ALL the decreases were made by him throughout 2014.On my next appointment he still wants to get rid of a medication and work from there. hasn't he learned decreasing meds doesn't work. This is the medication I would choose to lose and have Banzel increased. Banzel has helped more than keppra or Levetiracetam. And I want tests to happen.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 20, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 3, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: felt better 2 days after starting this but now seizures are coming back.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 28, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 23, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Moving to Kmart.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 21, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: wanna talk about switching to the generic, Does Labiner reccomend or not?
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 3, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 24, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 21, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can be ardumentative, but Onfi hass lessened that.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 7, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lose temper at times but is easier to control unless the wrong nerve is hit.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: like to hear the price of keppra vs. keppra XR.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 2, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 27, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: FINALLY got the name brand. 1 more stressor down. AHCCCS pays for all but I list the price so I can keep track of it.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 26, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sorry I tried to save those thanksless bastards at AHCCCS money. A new script was called in for the name brand but according the pharmacy tech. AHCCCS refused to honor it for 30 days so the tech. called and explained the mistake and its now fixed.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hope this is fixed soon. Read to many bad stories about the generic. I can swear Dr. Labiner said I must stay on the name brand.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 23, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Today the number was changed from Keppra to Levetracetam. I asked Labiner if I should change while in a drug study and he said no. big price diff. The generic is 160.00 as oppsed to 1324.00
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 20, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 17, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pills are 8.02
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 31, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Sep 9, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased appetite, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it has taken care of my focal seizures but it took a while to find the right dosage.
Side effects: sleepiness, decreased appetite

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