6 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam taken for the purpose of 'seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic)'

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Sep 21, 2017 (Started Nov 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • 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

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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.

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Nov 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Keppra for a long time now and I can't say I notice any bad effects at all. I still feel like a lot of the fatigue I have during the day are due to the medecine, but I feel this applies more to the tegretol than the Keppra. Since adding this to my regimen I have had a lot more control of the seizures and mostly been seizure free. I have been keeping 2 extra doses with me every day and extra reminders for myself for everyday doses.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 8, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: my husband believe this medication make me bitchy, but is afraid to have me switch to anything else.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 31, 2010 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One at night,one in the morning. Simple. For the first week or so,it made a bit drowsy,but now,nothing,no side effects at all,and it had greatly helped! I,at this point would never switch from Levetiracetam (Keppra),unless it's effectiveness diminished. No side effects,helps with my grand-mals,and help somewhat on my myoclonic and absence seizures,both of those don't bother me as much though anyway.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: its ok taking my pills the only problem I have is remembering to take it and if I forget 1 dose it makes me dizzy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

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