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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Keppra XR Oral.

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86 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
10/26/2010 9:10:05 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started taking keppra and had to switch to xr still having some breakthru once every few months going to be adding lamictal xr after reading the reviews a little scared to add that drug does not seem to help with control. will be slowly increasing the dose hoping that the side effects are small. I take 3000mg of xr and will be taking 200 mg of the lamictal xr. Does anyone else take this combo an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
9/15/2010 6:45:44 PM

Reviewer: jhatchell76, 7-12 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication made my daughter extremely emotional, she was very moody and difficult to communicate with. Just as soon as I took her off of the medicine her whole attitude changed and I got my happy child back. Definitely DO NOT recomend this, if using watch closley for emotional changes.

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
9/8/2010 9:24:17 AM

Reviewer: adoug, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I began taking this drug because of frequent sps which were exhibited through deja vu/false memories followed by severe jamais vu. My seizures never generalized. I am very satisfied with this medication as it has not only stopped my seizure activity but also has acted as an anti-anxiety medication as I no longer have to take Zoloft for generalized anxiety. The only complaint I have is that now ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
8/12/2010 1:53:51 PM

Reviewer: rickybob, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was injuried at work and suffered a fractured skull with subarachnoid and subdural hematomas. I was in trama unit and released from hospital 4 days later. neurologist said I was lucky to be alive couldn't believ hospital didn't give me antiseisure medicine. Keppra has really helped with pain and pressure in my head,ears,eyes. I have had some mini seisures but not as bad as could have bee ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/12/2010 12:04:40 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Suffered a couple of seizures 4 years ago. Not sure of cause. Don't have epilepsy but am Type 1 Diabetic and had consistently high blood sugars. Previously on Dilantin (no problem). Switched to Lamectil, now Keppra. This Keppra XR is causing severe and continuous alopecia! I haven't had a seizure in 3 years but doctors reluctant to take me off med. Losing my long, thick hair is NOT F ... Show Full Comment

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