User Reviews for Keppra XR
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|Epilepsy||4 reviews||29 medications|
|Seizures||8 reviews||41 medications|
|Summary of Keppra XR reviews||12 reviews||8.5|
Reviews for Keppra XR
For Epilepsy "I have had grand-mal seizures since age 7 due to an AVM in my brain. Previously during childhood, I was on Dilantin (major rage problems) and Tegretol (caused liver damage). When the Tegretol caused liver disease and brain surgery was complete, I was switched to Keppra XR (2 pills 2x a day) and seizures have been under control for the most part."
Jishushika (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 15, 2012
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For Seizures "My neurologist prescribed Keppra initially 500 MG in the morning and 500 MG in the eveninig. I was so groggy it was unbelievable. All I wanted to do was sleep. We switched to the XR Keppra 500 MG twice per day at bedtime and it has been much better. Still suffer from some side effects (skin rash, stiff neck) but feeling much better. 8 weeks into it and all appears well! Good luck to all, I hope this helps."
Anonymous July 26, 2011
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For Epilepsy "I've been taking Keppra XR for 12 months. I have Myoclonic epilepsy with tonic-clonic seizures. Jerking and instant blackouts are gone but occassionally still having tonic-clonics. My dosage levels are still unclear and time will tell if the current dosage will work. Side effects are not severe and I function very well compared to past medication experiences."
lights out April 10, 2010
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For Seizures "I have tried 3 other types of seizure medications, but they all seemed to have many more negative side effects. Keppra XR has been a good medicine for me at this time and any noticeable side effects went away within a short time."
Lizardoli November 2, 2009
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For Seizures "My fiance has been using Keppra XR since January of 09. So far he has not had any seizures. But has experienced all the side effects of the medication. But it does work. I would recommend Keppra XR."
Anonymous June 16, 2009
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Micromedex® Care Notes:
- Epilepsy In Children
- Febrile Seizure In Children
- Non-epileptic Seizures
- Status Epilepticus
Related encyclopedia articles:
- Absence seizure
- Brain PET scan
- Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
- CPK isoenzymes test
- Epilepsy - overview
- Epilepsy - resources
- Febrile seizures
- Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
- Partial (focal) seizure
- Stereotactic radiosurgery - Gamma Knife
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