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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
3/10/2009 9:56:43 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Good effects it has stopped flashing lights and at the moment no more seizures.Side effects sleepiness agitation depression and now pain in right side and back pain.?Kidney impairment.5weeks into treatment.Dont feel great i must say

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
1/16/2009 9:56:13 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Diagnosis of primary generalized epiliepsy. I have had zero seizures since starting this medication. I changed from Keppra to Keppra XR after my insurance co mandated a generic subsitution for Keppra, against what my doctor ordered. Great effectiveness, but definitely experience tiredness and irritability. However, I can manage these much more effectively than a seizure.

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
12/17/2008 12:06:20 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My husband was recently diagnosed with seizures and this is the first medication he has tried. Keppra has stop the seizures but he experiences fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability and extreme anger and aggression. He has stopped taking it due to the anger and aggression. Hopefully there is another medication without this dangerous side-effect.

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
11/15/2008 5:49:16 PM

Reviewer: sandy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started off taking Immediate release Keppra 5oomg in the AM and 1000mg PM.(for the past year)Recently I was getting breakthrough simple partials, very depressed,a feeling of withdrawral by 5-7 pm and becoming photosensitive to florescent lighting. Im trying 500mg Keppra XR in the AM & kept the 1000mgs at night the same.. and its working out well except for some stomach upset & nausea.. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
11/2/2008 3:09:55 PM

Reviewer: snobrd, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
in 10 days-went from 1000mg to 2000mg- was unable to walk or put sentence together - was taken off completely

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