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What Is The Brand Name Of An Alternate (not Generic) Medication To Keppra Which Is A Brand Name?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I'm taking Briviact (brivaracetam), which is similar to keppra but more effective in reducing my absence seizures

Is Lamotragine Good For Controlling Myaclonus?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Hi everyone
My Neurologist has suggested taking Lamotragine alongside Leveteracitam to control Myaclonus. Leveteracitam has reduced the Myaclonus considerably but I still have them especially when I cant manage tiredness, stress or in an environment that brings anxieties. Does anyone take Lamotragine and if so does it reduce Myaclonic seizures? and what are the side effects people are experiencing on this drug?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Early mornings can be awful for us 😔 worst

Just Seen The FDA Warnings About Levitiracetam And Clobazam. I've Just Started Taking These And Keeps Getting A Skin Rash 😵🙄Anyone Else ?

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https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-avail...

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Thankyou for your welcome message Toni. 🥰
I have put up with the rashes for many years, and have learned to tolerate them, and accept that I need to have a supply of loratadine handy for whenever the… read more

Medication

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

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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

As For The New Keppra Med Out, I Take Levetiracetam And I Don't Know The Difference, But What Do You Think About The New Medication Keppra

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Just curious because I don't really know and is there any difference between the two? Your thoughts and such.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Both is the same

Medication Change

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

How do people feel about changing medication, I have been advised it would be beneficial for starting a family to come of carbamazepine tegretol, and increase my dose of levetiracetam to control my tonic clonic seizures, and take folic acid.

As I have taken carbamazepine for 15 years I am really anxious at the thought of changing medication due to my seizure been so well controlled with tegretol.

The thought of changing is making me not want to have kids, the thought of having uncontrolled… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member The other thing is If your currently on a higher-level dosage and there is still a chance of it going up then you may have to come off it further down the track anyway as the… read more

Has Anyone Been Prescribed Keppra (Levetiracetam) For Epileptic Seizures?

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Levetiracetam is my current medication/treatment for seizures but I can’t stand the side effects, such as insomnia, loss of appetite, irritability, and worsening depression.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Thanks so much again Becky. Your support and advice have been invaluable as I embark on this journey of recovery.

Medical Effects

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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

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

I Keep Having Up To Ten Seizures A Day Since July Meds Aren’t Working. I Get Very Angry Or Cry Uncontrollably.

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I have had ct mri eeg nothing is showing now they are sending me to a psychiatrist I feel like I am going insane what helps

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Liz, I see a counselor weekly and psychologist 1 a month. They both help a lot.

What Is The Most Effective/common Seizure Medication?

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My husband is currently on lamotrigine and lacosamide and the longest he’s been seizure free is about 3 months. He’s tried Keppra and didn’t like the side effects. I’m just wondering if he should try something new.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have been all medications. My best on zonegran . Sz free for a year. Xcopri 3 months! Tegretol lessens the effects the best.! Every patient is different.