9 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Apr 13, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements, mood worsening, suicidal thoughts or urges, memory loss, irritability)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Watch out for horrible mood.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements, mood worsening, suicidal thoughts or urges, memory loss, irritability)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Watch for suicidal thoughts, mood swings, and anger.  It makes me feel horrendous. I've wanted to end my own life. I have zero energy and feel even more depressed. I hate this medication.

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Mar 14, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily

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Apr 9, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (all of them i think)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

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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

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

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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

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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)

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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