7 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really much to tell. This drug works well with my other meds, I haven't had any side effects and so far so good. The pill is a little big. Here is a trick for you when you take your meds. Don't tilt your head back. After you take that LARGE sip of water, put your chin down towards your chest. It works very well once you get the hang of it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Dec 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

May 30, 2011 (Started Mar 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (seizures (complex partial))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 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 (eyes wander out of sync, balance problems)
  • 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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2006 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unbearable insomnia and mental burden.

  • 0 helpful marks
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