User Reviews for Levetiracetam

Also known as: Elepsia XR, Keppra, Keppra XR

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I'm 63 now using Keppra (levetiracetam) 500 mg has been a good choice by my neurologist for approximately 5 yrs. I take 750 mg at bed time and it has worked well. My insurance covers Keppra but levetiracetam is more affordable and has worked for me."

With Prayer May 18, 2015

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I began using generic Zeppra in 10/14 after four seizures, 500 mg in the am and pm. There were abnormalities in my EEG. No seizures but very sleepy and sluggish during the day and weight gain. Neurologist changed medication one Zeppra extended release three weeks ago and now I'm losing my hair. I'm calling the neurologist to see what we can do."

   
7.0

Mariel's April 12, 2015

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I hate this medication! Yes it controls my seizures but it makes me a horrible human being. It causes me to be mean, moody, and angry.I would almost rather have the seizures than have these horrible side effects. next neurologist appointment I am begging for a different medication. And not dilantin or gabapentin either. Both those have given me nasty side effects as well.but what works for one does not necessarily mean it will work for another. Good luck to those of you who are taking this medication. I pray that the side effects are not as bad for you as they were for me."

   
1.0

Kris78 April 9, 2015

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For Epilepsy: "I had 4 grand mal seizures in a week and was prescribed the generic Keppra, Levetiracetam. At first I had no appetite what so ever and lost about 20lbs after taking it for a month. I also had extreme constipation that required another visit to the ER. However, once being on the medication for a couple months, I started to get my appetite back, but I craved different foods, mostly healthy foods, instead of the food I use to eat. I also take vitamin D, B and folic acid, which I think has significantly improved my mood. I feel after some adjusting this medication improved my mood, stopped my seizures, lessened my anxiety and changed my eating habits. I will say I have an aversion to meat. I can hardly stand to look at red meat."

   
9.0

RC25 March 24, 2015

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I'm over 65 male, in my youth I suffered several head injuries some of these were diagnosed as concussion. I was involved in a motor accident in 2000 with a severe head injury. Soon thereafter I started to have auras followed by migraines. In 2010 I started having mycolonic jerks that would awaken me at 3/4 times at night. In 2013 the jerks became so severe I visited a neurosurgeon, after scans etc I was diagnosed with Partial Epilepsy. In march 2014 I had a seizure in my sleep. Taken to hospital and put on Keppra by the neurosurgeon.I take 750mg at night and 500 in the morning. Auras and migraines have decreased,but my mood swings have been getting worse,changed personality, overreaction,I feel like I'm bipolar its affecting my marriage."

   
10

New Peronality February 21, 2015

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "I was having difficulty getting diagnosed because I was not having grand mal seizures. I was, however, having about 80 simple partial seizures a month for 10 years straight. We thought maybe anxiety. Nothing was picked up on scans cause it was impossible for me to know exactly when it would happen, so it was never happening while scans were performed. Finally, 10 years later, they turned into grand mals. I started on Keppra 2 years ago and have not had a single seizure since. 3500mg daily. To go from 80 a month to NONE at all... This stuff had given me my life back. And no side effects for me!"

   
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April S (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 13, 2015

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I'm 55/ male and recently experienced a seizure during a visit at an MD clinic upon falling from the cart I was on and striking my head, I then had a subsequent episode two weeks later. I was started on Keppra 500mg twice daily, It has now been almost a week and since starting my appetite has tanked, I have had profound anxiety attacks,and insomnia along with occasional emotional lability, Also ataxia when walking. Don't know if I wanted to continue this, but will speak with my neurologist next week."

   
3.0

Greg1110 (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2015

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "My daughter was put on Keppra when she was 14 months old & she walked like she was drunk after she started on it. The doctor said not to ever give her Keppra again!!"

   
1.0

Triplett77 November 21, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I'm 25 had my first seizure at 24 and have now had my 4th seizure 11/11/14. I went against the doctor with taking medication as I had and EEG done and came up clear so thought it wouldn't be to serious. However now having 4 seizure I've started taking Keppra twice a day. I haven't been tired by the medication and still able to work well. However I'm starting to be early angered and annoyed and moody. What I would normally get swept under the carpet is now agitating me. I'm not enjoying it as I feel like being left alone and in my own space. "

Norbryn (taken for less than 1 month) November 19, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "No noticeable side effects. Except maybe for bowel movement."

   
9.0

Molly76 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 16, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "I have taken Keppra for the last 8 yrs. I take 6-500mg pills and 3-100mg pills a day. It has worked very well for me. I did have a Grand-Mal Seizure a few months back. It was the worst I ever had. They did a blood level on me and my blood level was Therapeutic, Meaning normal. It is a good medicine to take. But like any other medicine it has it's off days. I do recommend it though."

   
8.0

J.M.P (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 4, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for : "I started seizures at 55. I am Bipolar, difficult to treat, rapid cycling I take a low dosage of Keppra and Lamictal. The side effect went away after finally got the right dose. And thank God I'm finally getting off the carousel. VERY IMPORTANT: I can't take the generics. I got squared around on name brand and went through hell with generics. I don't care what they say generics on my brain had me swinging everywhere because some work, others don't. Since on name brand only. I'm doing great. Good luck all."

   
9.0

SharonmsD (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 21, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Neuralgia: "Used Keppra for 1.5 years now and really helped relieve my occipital neuralgia. It gave me a slight headache but this is now gone too with the help from the Feverfew herb. Keppra helped me live without pain."

   
8.0

Anonymous August 21, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "After having seizures for reg every 8 days or so for 55 years on many different anticonvulsants, I was given Keppra, 3000mg daily and for the last 10 years have been free from seizures with no side effects whatever. This medication has changed my life around."

   
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Maggie w (taken for 10 years or more) August 7, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "Started about 1 week ago. Was fine then all of sudden I started feeling really tired, restless. Nothing unusual. Now I have no appetite. Spaced out majority of the day. My mood swings are through the roof. And tonight I had a nightmare. Calling my doctor to see what to do."

   
5.0

DarthDerwin (taken for less than 1 month) July 17, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "My 8 year old was put on Keppra for complex partial seizures. Except for some initial tiredness in the first two weeks she has had no side effects. She takes 250mg twice a day. She even won her age group in a 1mile race two weeks ago and her competitive soccer team won their soccer tournament this weekend thanks to some of the goals she scored. I have noticed no difference in her school work or personality. I am so thankful for this medicine that my daughter can continue her active life seizure free."

   
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Soccerfamily July 15, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I am from Bahrain. My daughter is 4 years old, she got grand mal seizures and doctors prescribed her Keppra syrup (oral). Since 18 days no seizure but we feel side effects like mood changes and one time she had minor rashes appeared on her face but it went after 3 days. So far we are happy with Keppra and I hope and pray that it will treat her epilepsy."

Father of Ayesha (taken for less than 1 month) June 6, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "Keppra seemed to stop my seizures for my mild epilepsy however the side effects were so bad that I stopped taking it after 3 weeks. The worst side effect was suicidal depression. Prior to taking Keppra I did not suffer depression. I'm back on Epilim now."

   
4.0

Amyjanecunningham (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2014

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Keppra XR (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "Since I started on this medication, I stopped having seizures. It has been 2 years now. It is great medicine. "

   
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sara bou May 27, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "I have been on Keppra for 2 years taking 3000mg per day along with 400mg a day of Vimpat and I am still having at least 2 a week. They put in a VNS in Oct, 2013 and I am still having them. I just am having some side effects like... falling, dizziness and being ill if something is said in the wrong tone. I hope that make sense. I just get aggravated easy and I just can't get rid of my headaches."

   
4.0

JHodges (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 26, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I've been on Keppra for two years now, 500mg morning & 500mg evening. No side effects at all and no seizures since I started on it. Initially I had some tingling in my lips but that ended after a week or so, nothing since. Like the "animal alerts" I keep on my vehicles you can't tell if it works except for the absence of anything bad happening which in my case nothing has with either Keppra or the animal alerts so they both must work since before them I had one seizure and also hit a deer a moose and some rodents who darted out in front of me but no longer do. I checked for interactions of all medications and would advise anyone with a bad reaction to any med to do so as well."

   
9.0

unphazed May 24, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Neuralgia: "I"

   
9.0

Debra W February 23, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "I had my first seizure over 3 years ago at the age of 23. Upon receiving a MRI scan I learned that I had a brain tumor called pleomorfic xantro Astro sytoma. After having it removed I was put on Keppra XR 1500mg twice a day and have been seizure free ever since. However recently I have been having new side effects appear. At first the only side effect I had was exhaustion and occasional insomnia however over the past two weeks I have had tingling sensations on my scalp and bouts of vertigo and I am very scared about what this could mean I hope everyone else is doing well."

   
8.0

Brandonnnnnnn (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 5, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: "I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 23. I am now 35 I was put on Tegretol 500mg twice a day. For 2 years my life was a nightmare I still got seizures and double vision everyday. I was then prescribed 500mg of Keppra twice daily along with the Tegretol. The double vision went completely and I found that I only have 1 or 2 seizures max a year, this is usually because of lack of sleep or forgetting to take my medicines. Yes I find my attention span is not great sometimes along with tiredness and mood swings. The positives for me outweigh the negatives. Good luck in finding what suits you best."

   
9.0

Joncb January 31, 2014

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Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: "My daughter is 4 and started having seizures 9 months ago. She has been on Keppra since then. Overall it has worked to control but not completely prevent her seizures. It has stopped them from spreading to her whole body but she still has them in her face about once a month even though her dose has been increased several times and she is now taking 7 mls twice a day. The side effects now are not as bad as when she first started this medicine. Since she has been on it however she has not had as good of an appetite and some days she wont eat at all. Her sleeping habits have been irregular as well. Some times she freaks out and starts biting anything she can. She doesn't talk so she can't tell me how she feels."

   
7.0

Anonymous December 21, 2013

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