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Top 10 Search Results for "Levetiracetam"

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Medication

Medication

Do you guys take briviact ? So how do you feel?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Never heard of it been on keppra 3 years now and no seizures in 7 months hoping it stays that way

posted over 4 years ago

Medical Effects

Medical Effects

Ok so I am on 6 different meds a day and the last one that was added was vimpat
Is there a side affect of real bad bathroom time
Lastnight I was in the bathroom every 10 minutes
I talked to my doctor and all they said was get some stool medication
Just woundering

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am on 400/day of lacosamide along with gabapentin and levetiracetam. No issues like that. When on Oxcarbazepine I think it was I had issues with blood in my stool. They told me to take a stool… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Does Anyone Take Levetiracetam XR (Keppra XR) 2x A Day?

Does Anyone Take Levetiracetam XR (Keppra XR) 2x A Day?

Tonight I am going to divide the 3000 mg of Levetiracetam Extended Release tablets and take half at bedtime and half in the morning. This is to stop the afternoon seizures.

Does anyone else take the extended release twice a day and if so how much do you take and does it work well that way for you?

FYI: My doctor has prescribed it this way.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I already answered that. I have already taken Keppra, but had no idea Levericetam XR was Keppra!

Leslie

posted 5 months ago

Pregnancy & Keppra

Pregnancy & Keppra

Hey guys! Its been 4 years since i posted on here.

I recently got married in March & my husband & I are talking about trying for a pregnancy. I’m on Keppra ER 2000mg daily. Has anyone had any issues with this and pregnancy? I know anti-seizure medication may lead to neural tube defects. I have sent a message to my GYN & my neurologist to hopefully get a plan set up to lessen the risk of this.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

This is an important topic to discuss with your physicians. Some drugs are worse than others, hopefully you can find one that works well for you and has a low risk

posted 17 days ago

Personality Changes In Spouse After He Began Having Seizures

Personality Changes In Spouse After He Began Having Seizures

My husband suddenly started having grand mal seizures about 6 years ago completely out of the blue and was diagnosed with epilepsy about 6 months after his first cluster of seizures. He was young (27) fit and healthy and strong as he is a farmer, since the epilepsy began he has changed in almost every way... can anyone else relate?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I started having seizures January 2019 and was so depressed. I came to terms with this. My family have been very supportive. This takes some time to get used to for everybody.

posted 9 months ago

Keppra

Keppra

Is Keppra the same with Levipil?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Keppra is Levetiracetam.

posted about 1 year ago

Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam

Does anyone know if Levetiracetam 500 mg are the same as levetiracetam oral from Mexico

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

There are many generic alternatives for Levetiracetam (Keppra). I would stick to decently labelled medications, no matter what you're taking. Google the name of the pharmaceutical company on the box… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Medication In The 'system '

Medication In The 'system '

I don't know whether this is an impossible ? .How long before a newly introduced medication begins to show an improvement ( if it's going to at all !) I've come straight off Keppra & have been on Briviact for 3 weeks ( as well as lamotrigine & clobazam) I havet noticed any difference yet in the frequency or intensity of my partials

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Agree!!

posted 5 months ago

Hi Everyone, I’ve Got A Question About Memory Loss

Hi Everyone, I’ve Got A Question About Memory Loss

I know seizures can impact memory loss. But I’m on Levetiracetam Keppra and I’m wondering if anyone else feels like this medication has impacted their day to day memory? I feel like I might have short term memory loss. I might just be over thinking it but I thought I’d ask on here incase anyone can relate?

All the best x

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, Keppra and every other AED meds, has side effects of memory struggles. Adding our seizures along with the meds, can make it challenging.

posted about 1 year ago