What is Levetiracetam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Keppra Keppra XR

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Levetiracetam is is an anticonvulsant used in combination with other medications to treat partial onset, myoclonic, and/or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 3806 905
Seizures 231 127
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 118 65
Seizures (complex partial) 43 38
Seizures (partial focal) 20 3
Dravet's syndrome 17 0

Show all 106 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 172
Moderate 275
Mild 308
None 312

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Levetiracetam

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 40
Drowsiness 37
Tiredness 32
Dizziness 31
Mood swings 31
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 29

Show all 261 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Levetiracetam

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg twice daily 10
1000 mg daily 4
750 mg twice daily 4
1500 mg twice daily 4
3000 mg daily 4
1500 mg daily 3
250 mg twice daily 2
750 mg daily 2
1,000 mg twice daily 2
2000 mg daily 2

See all 28 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Levetiracetam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 188
Did not seem to work 149
Doctor's advice 140
Other 43
Expense 24
Course of treatment ended 22
Personal research 14
Change in health plan coverage 6
See all 396 patients who've stopped taking Levetiracetam

Duration

Currently taking Levetiracetam

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 21

Stopped taking Levetiracetam

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 87
1 - 6 months 98
6 months - 1 year 61
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 66
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 959
Usually 72
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 63
Somewhat hard to take 71
A little hard to take 151
Not at all hard to take 782
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 65
$100-199 27
$50-99 72
$25-49 84
< $25 470
Not specified 349

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Levetiracetam after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Phenytoin (Dilantin) 21
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 15
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 14
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 11
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) 7

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Levetiracetam and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 21
Topiramate (Topamax) 11
Lacosamide (Vimpat) 10
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 8
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 5

Show all 23 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

95 patient evaluations for Levetiracetam

Sep 15, 2020 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoporosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jun 16, 2020 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoporosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Mar 10, 2020 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoporosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2016 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoporosis)
  • 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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Jul 18, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 14, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 22, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 9, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 10, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 25, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 28, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Left the walmart pharmacy for Sierra Pharmacy & compounding lab. I griped to the old pharmacy about a HIPAA violation he automatically started shouting at me over a review thats is not at all on my facebook and before I could finish he said we will not fill your perscriptions so don't come get and the fact your out tonight is not my problem. This was all written to walmart corporate, Arizona Board of Pharmacy and Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Right. Walmart was begging me to stay I still left.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 26, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2019 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 28, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 25, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 4, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 4, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 13, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Refilled all 6 of my meds. Only 4 were refilled. The Aptiom and Onfi both need a prior auth. They were called in 1/8/18, still not ready as of 1/13/18. The insurance company is denying them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 16, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 23, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 30, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 5, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: ordered 3/1/17, filled 3/1/17.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 11, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 19, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 17, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, lightheadedness, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Took way longer then it should have.  He said give him at least 5 days.  I  did call the refill in within 5 days but Kmart had not transfered it yet, so Victor told me to call back in a day or 2.  Whhich I did but it still was not transferedd yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 2, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 7, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: filled: 12/06/15
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: got with no packing list.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 9, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Filled the day I called it in.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 17, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Was perscribed 180. but again got just 150, so that was fixed. But it still says 3/2 instead of 3/3.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 28, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I picked up my and the 5/26/15 and the instructions are correct but the quantity is still 150. I emailed cathy she wrote back saying another script had been called in. Sue said shed fix it and just changed the instructions
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I only started 3 in am and 3 in pm last night then this AM. I feel lightheaded already but am gonna give it a few days to a week. I am thinking this is just i my head. going from 4 to 5 did the same thing and it went away soon after. Sue said the doctor changed it to 3 and 3 but only was perscribed the150 pills so I will need to call it in 5/12-5/19 because I only have a 25 day supply and I don't need to do anything. glad I had a week left at moms. who knows it age, I would guess about 4 years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 2, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: last filled 2/23/15, called in refill 3/18/15, kmart hadn't called me by 3/23/15 so I called them and they said AHCCCS, called cathy and told they are working on the referral 3/24/15, no referral still on 3/25, cathy email me they are working on it 3/26. no keppra@ 2:44 at pharmacy....officially out of keppre 3/27, no keppra till monday. email dr. labiner & cathy......dr. labiners office said call AHCCCS.....AHCCCS is closed.....shelly was rude and un professional, no keppra still on 3/28 & 29. finally went through 3/30 but pharmacy doesn't have it.....its ordered, wasnt ready till 3/31. was ready 6 days after it was due & 4 days after I was out, told to take 2 Lorazepm a day....I felt sooo zombie like, FIRST time I had ever had to go without. I blame whoever works on the approvals &AHCCCS..
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky, seizures)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: as of today I am OUT of Keppra. I called it in 3/16 but AHCCCS wont pay it because the need a PA. Cathy just recieved a request the 24th. The pharmacy said the request may have gone to the main or the clinic on ajo and Still its not fixed. I am beyond pissed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back, cranky)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: seizures are getting better ay by day. The past 2 days were mainly absence seizures. Want to ask Dr. Labiner why he wants to remove Banzel? Was it just one person hospitalized by it? For some reason Lennox gastaut medication seems to work for me. I would prefer not to go lower on the banzel dosage. I was taking 5 a day when i came back to seeing him. He tried reducing before but when I got to 1 1/2 twice a day the seizures went up. I was raised up to 2 BID. I prefer to get rid of Oxcarbazepine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 20, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: yesterday Dr. Labiner called in the script but its only for 1 500mg in am and 1 in pm.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 19, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 17, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want Keppra at 3 in am, and 2 in pm. seizures have increased from 30-40 a month to over 300 a month.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 11, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Camber Pharmaceuticals causes more seizures. Try other manufacturer
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: would rather go off this is any. The name brand affects temper and the generic by Camber pharmaceuticals give me back pain, 2-5 on a 1-10 scale.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 30, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hurts more above small of back. Closed to the middle.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 27, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lumbar seemed to hurt more after increase.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: upped yesterday. But so tired of the seizures, I am at 195+ for the past 4 months.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 23, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just told to increase it from 1000 mg BID to 1250 BID because seizures this past month from approx. 80 last month to almost 160 this month. The doctors nurse said he doesn't want me to decrease so many meds without his help, ALL the decreases were made by him throughout 2014.On my next appointment he still wants to get rid of a medication and work from there. hasn't he learned decreasing meds doesn't work. This is the medication I would choose to lose and have Banzel increased. Banzel has helped more than keppra or Levetiracetam. And I want tests to happen.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 20, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 12, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 3, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: felt better 2 days after starting this but now seizures are coming back.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 28, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 23, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Moving to Kmart.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 21, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: wanna talk about switching to the generic, Does Labiner reccomend or not?
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 3, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 24, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 21, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can be ardumentative, but Onfi hass lessened that.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 7, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lose temper at times but is easier to control unless the wrong nerve is hit.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: like to hear the price of keppra vs. keppra XR.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 2, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 27, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: FINALLY got the name brand. 1 more stressor down. AHCCCS pays for all but I list the price so I can keep track of it.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 26, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sorry I tried to save those thanksless bastards at AHCCCS money. A new script was called in for the name brand but according the pharmacy tech. AHCCCS refused to honor it for 30 days so the tech. called and explained the mistake and its now fixed.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hope this is fixed soon. Read to many bad stories about the generic. I can swear Dr. Labiner said I must stay on the name brand.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 23, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Today the number was changed from Keppra to Levetracetam. I asked Labiner if I should change while in a drug study and he said no. big price diff. The generic is 160.00 as oppsed to 1324.00
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 20, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 18, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 17, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pills are 8.02
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

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

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

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

Sep 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

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

Sep 3, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

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

Aug 31, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

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

Aug 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 3, 2020 (Started Oct 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1125 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It is very helpful at preventing any more seizures for me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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