19 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'Epilepsy' with a side effects rating of Moderate

moogie16
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moogie16
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jan 31, 2014 (Started Jan 30, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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skippy1001
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skippy1001
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 25y
  • Duration: 16 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
35 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 17, 2013 (Started Jun 26, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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simplesimon53
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simplesimon53
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 21 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
50 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 25, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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62SUMMERS
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62SUMMERS
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 23 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
6 seizures
53 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 21, 2013 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches all day, Anxious mood

Jan 26, 2011 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches all day, Anxious mood

Dec 24, 2010 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue with this meds because I also take lamictal and not really sure which is causing which side effects. My seizures have become different and more severe and more often. I was taking Tegratol and Depacote with less side effects.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches all day, Anxious mood

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neuroplasticity
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neuroplasticity
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Extratemporal Resection
0 seizures
73 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 29, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, Nose itch, Paranoia

Jul 7, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes, Nose itch, Paranoia

  • 0 helpful marks
Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 60y
  • Duration: 46 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
4 seizures
7 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Aug 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THE XR IS THE BEST THE KEPPRA IS THE BEST. THE MAIL ORDER SENT ME THE GENERIC THE OTHER WEEK AND I TRIED IT AND I NOTICED SEIZURE ACTIVITY THAT DAY. SWALLOWING AND NAUSEA IS MY BIGGEST ISSUE BUT THE SEIZURES ARE A LOT BETTER!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stomach upset, Anxious mood

May 30, 2010 (Started Aug 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: timer from e-pill for taking pills 5 times a day. timer on phone and pill box
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stomach upset, Anxious mood

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AuthorBeckyAyers
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AuthorBeckyAyers
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 48 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Mild
16 seizures
87 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 3, 2012 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Keppra because I originally started out on Dilantin which hit my liver hard the minute I started taking it. Although Keppra is VERY good at keeping the grand mals away, I have very little time that I feel energetic.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 16, 2011 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While Keppra seems to do a very good job of stopping grand mals in their tracks, I still have quite frequent absence seizures, visual auras, olfactory auras (more often than visual) and serious memory issues. On top of all that, I have fits of rage out of nowhere that can last for up to several hours in which case I stay in my bedroom away from the rest of the family. Even though I have been taking Keppra for years, it STILL makes me groggy, especially if I have to take pain killers of any kind. I have also recently noticed having some problems with things tasting wrong, if not totally disgusting. Foods that I normally love taste gross. I have also lost a lot of hair since I started taking Keppra, but I have to admit it could possibly just be coincidental that I am 52 and just thinning out due to age.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 26, 2011 (Started May 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Even though Keppra has worked much better than Dilantin or Topomax, it still makes me tired much of the day and I sometimes have rage issues that are hard to deal with. Oh, and my hair has thinned out since I started taking it, but then again I am 52 and I guess that might be due to aging. =/
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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cmawally
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cmawally
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 56y
  • Duration: 47 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
this week
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Irritability, Balance problems, Drowsiness, Brain fog, Irritable and grouchy, Morning sleepiness, Fluid retention weight gain, Lesion like rashes, Abdominal pain

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Irritability, Balance problems, Drowsiness, Brain fog, Irritable and grouchy, Morning sleepiness, Fluid retention weight gain, Lesion like rashes, Abdominal pain

Mar 10, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can make you feel tired,slows thinking a little.May cause a little dizziness.Can cause you to feel angry easily.Can adjust to these things if you recognize and work on it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Irritability, Balance problems, Drowsiness, Brain fog, Irritable and grouchy, Morning sleepiness, Fluid retention weight gain, Lesion like rashes, Abdominal pain

Dec 2, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is an expensive medication.I tried the generic version which was much cheaper but also much less reliable on what it would do.Was on generic a few weeks and had break through seizures.Mail in pharmacy sent when it was released as generic.Have had difficulty with seizure control since then even when put back on name brand keppra.Pharmacy also sent generic trileptal in 2009 and since Nov.2009 have had poor seizure control.The FDA may obtain a large portion of tax dollars but due to the wide range of efficiency in generics there are many either above or below effeciency rating of brand named meds.My advice do not switch to generics if you can at all afford the high priced name brand of seizure meds.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Irritability, Balance problems, Drowsiness, Brain fog, Irritable and grouchy, Morning sleepiness, Fluid retention weight gain, Lesion like rashes, Abdominal pain

Aug 9, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures (complex partial): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: These pills can make me have flashes of anger.This is not my typical personality or usual mood. I have almost missed a dose but got up and took in the night.I feel they cause a great deal of somnelence probably due to other AEDS also.Trouble with stuttoring,word repetition and phrase repetion,poor spelling,problem with gait/Balance,falls.Brain fog.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Irritability, Balance problems, Drowsiness, Brain fog, Irritable and grouchy, Morning sleepiness, Fluid retention weight gain, Lesion like rashes, Abdominal pain

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seasterday
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seasterday
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 38y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
144 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 10, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keppra XR is working much better for me than regular Keppra.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks
stephanieholly
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stephanieholly
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 19y
  • Duration: 3 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
147 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 2, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), Tiredness, Anxious mood, Brain fog, Difficulty eating

May 23, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: -Get into a routine taking it, I take it multiple times a day and make sure I take them roughly the same time each day. -Keppra has leveled out my night sleeping pattern nicely! -Keppra makes me very very tired so I find it hard to concentrate and "join in" activities sometimes because I am tired.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), Tiredness, Anxious mood, Brain fog, Difficulty eating

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