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Levetiracetam (Levetiracetam) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Levetiracetam reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Levetiracetam has an overall score of 3. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 2. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Levetiracetam review by 50 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   right temporal lobe epilepsy
Dosage & duration:   4000 daily (dosage frequency: 2000 mg. twice a day) for the period of I have been taking it for 9 mths.
Other conditions:   hypothyroid, Atrial-Fib,Stroke-April '06
Other drugs taken:   syntroid, valium, coumadin, atenolol
Reported Results
Benefits:   In the beginning my seizures seemed to decrease, however at the time I was also on Depakote and Diamox as well as valium for right temporal lobe epilepsy; my doctor added keppra before he started weaning me off the depakote and diamox. I was feeling a lot better on all those meds. Then just the Keppra.
Side effects:   Side effects= Intermittent Headaches,weakness,shaky and Double Vision, poor muscle coordination, problem with movement, walking, Abnormal Gait, behavioral changes, anger,weight loss, slurred speech, & memory loss.
Comments:   I started on Keppra in Feb. '09, at first I thought it was the miracle drug. Boy was I wrong! At the time I was also on Depakote, Diamox and valium. First the Doctor added Keppra and began weaning me off the Depakote ER 500mg pm. 250mg. am. It took awhile to get off Depakote because I kept having effects from being weaned off it after being on it for 25 years. Then a few months later he started to wean me off of diamox, which I stopped a week ago, after a long process of being weaned off that drug. Now on Keppra alone with valium, I feel horrible and no heip from my Neurologist. I feel completely alone and with no help in sight!

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