15 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam with a side effects rating of Severe

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Apr 13, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements, irritability, memory loss, suicidal thoughts or urges, mood worsening)
  • 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 seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements, irritability, memory loss, suicidal thoughts or urges, mood worsening)
  • 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

Mar 14, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 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

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, 2010 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 26, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tapering off)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depression with anxiety, irritability, problems concentrating, decreased appetite, dry mouth, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The worst side effect i could mention about keppra would have to be the mood swings. There are just terrible. So bad i had to switch medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability, depression with anxiety, mood swings, decreased appetite, fatigue, problems concentrating

Jul 22, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The actual directions on taking the medication is very simple no problems there, however i do feel im starting to experience side effects to a moderate extent.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability, depression with anxiety, mood swings, decreased appetite, fatigue, problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 21, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Watch carefully. Every person reacts differently.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, memory problems, depressed mood, memory problems

Feb 21, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Never take the results for granted
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, memory problems, depressed mood, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2010 (Started Jul 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want off this medication as soon as possible. It cause me to be in a constant bad mood with those around me and with myself. It is a scary medication that is ruining my relationships and my life. I have had to seizures while on this med but the side effects are to horrible to bear.
Cost: < $25 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
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