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Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
7/19/2014 7:27:37 AM

Reviewer: toytoy, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
7/8/2014 6:45:49 PM

Reviewer: Nick, 65-74 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:
The medication is effective in preventing temporal seizures - Silent Seizures. Side effects are the problem 1)loss of short term memory (I don't remember movie I saw a month ago and don't remember many events that happened over the past 2 years) 2)loss of sense of smell (can't smell food, gas or BBQ smoke or anything) 3)loss my sense of touch -reduced medication level helped (did ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/20/2014 12:35:41 AM

Reviewer: runningbear, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Due to a frontal lobe injury, I started having seizures many years later. I could have 20 seizures in a day and that made me so tired and I could have these local petite seizures at any time including driving. I've be on the generic levetiracetam for a few years now at 375 mg a day and have zero seizures. I'll admit once in awhile I get very tired and if I just can sleep for even a minu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/17/2014 3:33:37 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took Keppra for about 4 months. I suffered HORRIBLE depression as a side effect and had to be hopitalized. My MD immediately switched to Lamictal. I have had no problems since.

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
1/9/2014 7:51:13 PM

Reviewer: REVIEW, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I WAS HAVING ABSENCE SEIZURES WHICH I CALLED 'SPELLS' FOR ABOUT 9-10 YEARS. I HAD ONE WHEN DRIVING AND FAILED TO STOP AT A LITE AND RAN INTO THE BACK OF THE AUTO IN FRONT OF ME NEUROLOGIST DECIDED IT WASN'T MIGRAINES AND TIA'S AND PUT ME ON THE MEDS, ONCE IN THE AM AND ONCE IN THE PM. IT HAS BEEN 6 MOTHS AND NO MORE 'SPELLS'.I'VE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE DRUG OTHER THAN ... Show Full Comment

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