LEVETIRACETAM: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Epilepsy: “I am currently on Keppra 600mg, gabapepentin, 1500mg, clonazepam 1mg, vimpac 1000mg. I have had epilepsy since age 12 and am now 60. I have a head ache and am seizuring, mostly at night. My blood pressure is very low and I am exhausted. “

Anonymous January 2, 2018

Keppra (levetiracetam) for Seizures: “My boyfriend is 22 years old and he has never experienced seizures before and then one day at work after not eating or sleeping very well he had a seizure (I forget what kind of seizure) he was rushed to the hospital and they did scans and tried to send him home after 10 mins of leaving the hospital he had another seizure. (just to mention his dads sister has seizures and is on Dilantin) then he had a bunch of CAT scans and an EEG and nothing came back, but now he has to take keppra 4000mg a day for 3 months . He hates it he’s very moody now, depressed and he was never like this before. They are going to do a stress test after the 3 months of taking keppra and see if not sleeping and eating right caused abnormal brain waves… I just want this to be over”

Al12345678910 December 14, 2017

For Seizures: “I have been taking levetiracetam for last 5 years and on the average have been having seizures once a year. I’m looking into changing my medication as I want 100% seizure control. I started with taking 500mg daily and now on taking 2500mg daily. I have suffered with some anxiety and halving more seizures does not help. Also, tiredness and some days just not feeling like my self, feeling out of it and spaced out. But there is some days when I feel ok”

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 2, 2017

Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: “I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 13 due to my cerebral palsy I had been taking zonegran since then I had weaned myself off of my medication when I got pregnant and had been seizure free for almost 7 years I recently had a relapse and began seeing a different neurologist she put me on keppra THE WORST three months of my life my moods would go from 0-60 in a matter of seconds and for no valid reason I had trouble remembering things even troubling with communication it’s true I also began to have suicidal thoughts and became to much to handle even for myself I would randomly cry then get angry I recently was referred to another neourologist who asked me about these symptoms and then it clicked I DO NOT recommend this medication to anyone”

B’gosh (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 2, 2017

Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: “I was on Keppra for about 6 months as an addition to oxcarbazepine. From the first week of taking keppra I had developed a horribly annoying eye twitch. At first I thought it was from lack of sleep but after about three months and the twitch being consistent on 3/4 days a week, after a little research online I realized that keppra was the culprit. Besides the physical side effect my family told me I was just about unbearable with how moody I was while on it (I was on the dosage of 250mg x2). My neurologist told me to give it 6 months to see it the side effects decreased over time. Before I reached the 6 month mark I had a break through seizure and that ended my journey with keppra.”

medicatedin07 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 20, 2017

Keppra (levetiracetam) for Epilepsy: “Developed epilepsy due to several strokes while fighting sepsis/septic shock about 4 years ago. I am in the middle of weaning off Keppra and moving to lamictal. While I was seizure free on Keppra, the Kepprage, depression, and suicidal thoughts made me think it might be better to take my chances with seizures..hopefully the lamictal will be effective. I also with there was more science behind cannabis, and I lived in a state that allows medical cannabis. CBD seems like an option to supplement the conventional medications, but I can’t say I complain about the occasional “buzz” via full spectrum cannabis.”

Dr. Indica (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 20, 2017

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