23 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam with a side effects rating of None

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (urinary problems, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This doesn't appear to be an "instant" spasticity relief medication, or at least in my situation. I had to "wean off" of the highest prescribable dosage of Zanaflex while simultaneously "ramping up" my Keppra dosage. Therefore, it wasn't until I reached my current dosage of Keppra that I started realizing positive results of this medication. Given the feedback from other's that I've spoken to that are using Keppra; there doesn't seem to be any "middle ground" in terms of success in treating their MS related spasticity. It appears that it either worked or it didn't work. To that point, being that Keppra is an anti-convulsive/Epileptic medication; some neurologists won't prescribe it for MS related spasticity.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: urinary problems, sexual dysfunction

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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

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Jul 22, 2016 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoporosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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

Aug 17, 2013 (Started Jan 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I put my pills on the counter every morning and take them on time and again in the evening.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Feb 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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.

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started May 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Being seizurefree, I have no complaints and got my hair back :)

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Nov 14, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sciatic neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for herniated disc)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Levetiracetam (Keppra) was the only drug that provided relief from very unpleasant tingling sensations and feelings of 'electric shocks' due to sciatic pain (resulting from a herniated disk). Keppra did not help with the pain sensations but I estimate that it reduced the tingling sensations and the 'electric shocks' sensations by around 40%-50%, which was very significant for me. The drug led to dizziness/drowsiness that completely disappeared after 2 days. I tried to take more than 750 mg/twice daily, up to 1500 mg/twice daily. However, there were no additional benefits for me from taking the higher dose so I returned to the dose of 750 mg/twice daily. Most physiatrists are not very much familiar with this drug. If you suffer from sciatic pain or herniated disc disease and you want to try taking anti-convulsants, I advise to do it with a neurologist, and not a physiatrist. Many drugs for chronic pain are anti-convulsants and neurologists have plenty of experience in prescribing them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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