27 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jan 13, 2020 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (short term memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been seizure free since surgery (LTL) in 2008, but I'm still taking Keppra . . . mainly because I don't notice any negative side effects . . . and I don't want to risk having grand mal seizures again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 21, 2017 (Started Nov 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 6, 2017 (Started Nov 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2015 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (want to be left alone)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lowers sex drive majorly but will kick your seizures butt,haven't had an episode in a long time.Will also make you tired but you can deal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: want to be left alone

May 10, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (want to be left alone)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: want to be left alone

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 29, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

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

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

Jan 31, 2014 (Started Jan 30, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Feb 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 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

Nov 29, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (paranoia, itchy nose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, itchy nose, paranoia

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, itchy nose, paranoia

  • 0 helpful marks
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