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

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Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/17/2011 10:13:19 AM

Reviewer: goddess33, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My son started using Keppra just last month, he started having seizures out of no where. He also has chronic asthma.and he has other medicines that cause side effects as well. I have been receiving phone calls from school about my sons behavior, he refused to do his work, moody, and very anger. He started off taken this medicine in small dosages. He has not had another seizure since starting it. B ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/3/2011 9:40:37 AM

Reviewer: Robz6j6nk, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on this med for about a year and a half. I have two major concerns. First thing that I noticed was that I become very angry, I can be fine and if something upsets me like a car pulling in front of me, i can get into a rage. It scares me. Then also I have noticed my hair is thinner. My doctor has given me a new med called Lamectil that I have not started as of yet. Seems to be more side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
2/18/2011 9:43:14 AM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My mother has been on keppra for 6 months. She has mood swings, sometimes depresed and physical weakness. She also has some hair loss. She is not herself and would rather take her chances without the medication. Be sure to consider the side effects before using.

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
1/26/2011 5:03:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had no probloms with this medication i have been takeing it for a year and i haven't had any real side affects it works great on me. I was useing depacote for sezures for 15 years and it stoped working and gave me very bad side affects in the time that i was taking it. I stopped taking it and started useing this and everything has been great.

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
12/11/2010 12:13:59 PM

Reviewer: disease control, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take 3000 mg keppra 2x daily as well as 200 mg lamictol 2x daily. This combination controls my convulsive seizure activity but not my sps activity. I still have deja vu, memory, and vision issues. Unfortunately, the convulsive seizure activity is controlled so well that I mentally don't take my meds because I am "cured". I then will have a grand maul seizure after missing a cou ... Show Full Comment

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