8 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jan 2, 2016 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you own an iPhone set your alarm for when you take your medication (s) and always carry a dose with you in a pill box when you are out and about so you don't miss a dose. Also, download an app on your iPhone called Mango Health that assists with this very purpose. It is free.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 26, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Size of 1000mg Keppra tablet
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

Oct 20, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 5, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Feeling intoxicated)
  • 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: Feeling intoxicated

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Mood changes, Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My personality completely changed on Keppra. I became very mean, depressed all the time, and even attempted suicide. I am NOT one to do that. I have NEVER thought of suicide before, thinking it a cowardly way out (no offense), but I think that shows how far out that took me. be VERY careful on this drug. It works great for some, for others not so much.
Side effects: Mood changes

Sep 30, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Mood changes, Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't ever ignore mood changes or suicidal thoughts. This drug completely turned me around personality wise, and not for the better
Side effects: Mood changes

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 12, 2001 (Started Jul 26, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With this drug I not only had moderate to severe diarhea it also increased my seziures 10 fold. In truth I had more Status attacks than any other time or with any other treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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