FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: KEPPRA XR

User Comments:


For Epilepsy “I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in 2010 and was started on depakote, after gaining 40 lbs and still having seizures on that medication, my doc switched me to Keppra XR, initially I started out on 500mg once a day and was feeling a little drowsy but ok, I was still having muscle jerks so she upped the dose to 1500mg once a day and started having severe fatigue, as a college student this was affecting my studies severely. Now, on the same dosage for 3 years, I have memory loss, severe exhaustion and fatigue, headaches and dizziness every day and my school work is being negatively affected. My doc refuses to change my medication since I haven’t had a seizure while on keppra XR.”

Hana196476 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 19, 2017


For Epilepsy “I starting having seizures after a car accident when I was 18 (now 28). I was told by neurologists that may be the reason for the “trigger” of my epilepsy. I had 3 t-c seizures before being put on the max dosage of 1500mg 2x daily of the keppra. The side effects listed with the drugs usually happen to me but it wasn’t hard to handle. Keppra worked for 2 years for the most part. Then it stopped. I began to have night time seizures, then partials, auras, memory loss, anxiety, double vision. You name it it was happening and it still is. I am now with a seizure specialist taking 3 different seizure medications and an anti anxiety as needed. 15 pills. Still having t-c, complex-partials, and partials with all the side effects. Can’t work now.”

MCHammy May 6, 2016


For Epilepsy “Since I started on this medication, I stopped having seizures. It has been 2 years now. It is great medicine. “

sara bou May 27, 2014


For Seizures “Partial seizure”

ILHAM (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 2, 2013


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


For Seizures “Never thought I would ever find a seizure medicine that worked. Keppra XR – THUMBS UP!”

noseiznow December 26, 2011

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