30 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam with a cost of Not specified

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Aug 30, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Three times daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Three times daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 24, 2014 (Started Oct 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime sleepiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: As my G4 GBM has 'woken up' after debulking surgery, it's tickled the brain and caused a few seizures, so we've upped the dose to 750mg twice daily, which has increased the sensation of sleepiness and mild nausea - but really nothing to complain about. And IIRC, these symptoms do reduce after a week or two. Not feeling any of the symptoms some people get (no mood changes, anger or agressiveness problems).

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Oct 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I've got on so much better than with Phenytoin. Very mild dizziness and faintest hint of what may be a sort of nausea, neither of which are really worth mentioning, but worth it for being completely seizure free.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2014 (Started Oct 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I find Keppra makes me feel like I've had a beer or two at lunchtime on an empty stomach. Not a drunk feeling, but that roughly dulled sleepy feeling, with a slight unsteadiness that catches you on uneven ground. This does wear off after a few weeks, but comes back if you up the dose. However, you do keep a sharp and alert mind and unlike my Phenytoin experiences, you don't make rash or silky decisions or feel any Mild Cognitve Impairment. For that, I give Keppra my vote.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2014 (Started Apr 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Mood swings, mild depression, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked with Depakote to completely control seizures, when it was started the second time only partial control was achieved.

Jul 15, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked with Depakote to completely control seizures, when it was started the second time only partial control was achieved.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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