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Keppra

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5.9  Effectiveness
7.2  Side Effects
5.9  Holistic Benefits

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Effectiveness of Keppra by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Keppra, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 20.7% 55.2% 17.2% 6.9%
Balance/Equilibrium 10% 23.3% 40% 13.3% 13.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 6.9% 86.2% 0% 6.9%
Breathing 0% 13.8% 72.4% 6.9% 6.9%
Confidence 6.9% 13.8% 62.1% 17.2% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 6.9% 20.7% 41.4% 13.8% 17.2%
Digestion 6.9% 6.9% 51.7% 31% 3.4%
Emotional Well-being 13.8% 24.1% 37.9% 13.8% 10.3%
Energy 16.7% 16.7% 33.3% 16.7% 16.7%
Eyesight 3.4% 20.7% 62.1% 10.3% 3.4%
Memory 10.3% 24.1% 37.9% 13.8% 13.8%
Mental Clarity 10.3% 17.2% 41.4% 13.8% 17.2%
Pain 0% 13.8% 65.5% 17.2% 3.4%
Patience 13.8% 13.8% 48.3% 13.8% 10.3%
Sexual Health 6.9% 6.9% 72.4% 6.9% 6.9%
Skin Complexion 3.4% 13.8% 69% 13.8% 0%
Sleep 3.4% 20.7% 34.5% 24.1% 17.2%
Stress Level 10.3% 6.9% 51.7% 24.1% 6.9%
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Commonly Reported Keppra Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 75% 18.8% 6.2% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 84% 16% 0% 0% 0%
Anemia 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 27.3% 45.5% 0% 18.2% 9.1%
Apathy / Indifference 52.2% 17.4% 17.4% 4.3% 8.7%
Blurred Vision 53.8% 34.6% 11.5% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 70% 20% 0% 0% 10%
Cold Symptoms 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 43.8% 37.5% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2%
Confusion 50% 30% 0% 10% 10%
Coordination / Balance Problems 55.6% 11.1% 11.1% 16.7% 5.6%
Depression 30.8% 23.1% 19.2% 19.2% 7.7%
Diarrhea 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 32.1% 32.1% 10.7% 14.3% 10.7%
Drowsiness 25% 17.9% 25% 17.9% 14.3%
Energy Loss 26.1% 4.3% 34.8% 17.4% 17.4%
Fatigue 21.4% 17.9% 28.6% 17.9% 14.3%
Gas 60% 30% 10% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 78.3% 4.3% 4.3% 13% 0%
Headache 48.1% 18.5% 22.2% 3.7% 7.4%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 43.5% 30.4% 13% 4.3% 8.7%
Insomnia 60% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Irregular Heartbeat 50% 30% 20% 0% 0%
Lethargy 34.8% 30.4% 21.7% 13% 0%
Mood Swings 24% 32% 12% 16% 16%
Muscle Cramping 40% 20% 20% 0% 20%
Nausea 72% 12% 16% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 91.3% 4.3% 0% 4.3% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 60% 30% 0% 0% 10%
Sexual Dysfunction 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 91.3% 4.3% 0% 4.3% 0%
Stomach Ache 50% 30% 20% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Keppra Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Bleeding 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Decrease in White Blood Cell Count 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Infection 87.5% 8.3% 4.2% 0% 0%
Lethargy 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Liver Failure 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Mouth Sores 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Pancreas Problems 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 61.5% 7.7% 7.7% 23.1% 0%
Skin Rash 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Sores 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 79.2% 8.3% 12.5% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Keppra
Since taking Keppra Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 11.9%
Hospitalization 5.1%
Seizure 20.3%
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24 Sep 2016 Where to begin, well I feel like crap all the time, memory loss, emotional all the time which I never have been an emotional person in my life, I cry for no reason at all, I want to jump everyone's ass for no reason, more seizures that I don't remember coming on, I hate myself, the memory loss makes me feel stupid, I sleep a lot, agitated all the time, and like right now I cant remember what all I have written so I have to look at what I have typed so that I type it again. unsteady on my feet. The feeling of not wanting to deal with all this and doing something really stupid. I just want to get back to myself and get back to work which my Dr. doesn't think its safe yet until we get all this shit under control. I would not wish this drug on my worst enemy and that is really hard for me to say about my worst enemy so that is saying something on how bad this drug is.
   —Posted by CJ Taylor
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13 Nov 2013 It hasn't stopped the seizures. It's the only thing she isn't allergic to. We have put her on a gluten free diet which is giving her more energy, the headaches and stomach aches have almost gone after 2 weeks.
   —Posted by rjchrist
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29 Mar 2013 Loss of balance to the point of needing a cane and a walker. Constant drowsiness and lack of mental alertness, I am highly intelligent but with Keppra I find sustained mental concentration extremely tiring. I have been put on medical leave because I can't do my job as a computer programmer while taking Keppra. But before Keppra I was having from 100 to 150 violent jerks each night (nocturnal myocolus), so I couldn't get enough sleep to work either. It is better with Keppra because the violent jerking is much less(usually under 20 jerks) than without - but either way I am unable to think clearly enough to do my work and it looks like will have to be on disability. By the way, I take 1 mg of Klonopin too per night, so some of my symptoms may be due to it as well
   —Posted by cashew
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26 Oct 2012 It has affected my moods and I don't think it is working anymore. I'm having tonic clonic seizures once a week and my muscles are really aching now days.
   —Posted by Rach
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27 May 2012 Keppra XR travels through the intestines and the time it spends in the gut and the havoc it causes on the gut has yet to be made public. If in fact it binds to L-glutamine and thus renders it unable to work in the gut....then eventually everyone on Keppra XR will be gluten intolerant or worse end up with a leaky gut. On top of that Keppra is know to cause people to become angry, less patient, and generally bite someone's head off when normally they would not do this. Glutamine, an essential amion acid, is used to make neurotransmitters which keep you feeing calm, focused and in control. So UCB knows without a doubt that Keppra has causes mood changes and to quote them, "• Most common adverse reactions (difference in incidence rate is ≥5%" Also they say<<A total of 13.3% of immediate-release KEPPRA patients experienced other behavioral symptoms (reported as aggression, agitation, anger, anxiety, apathy, depersonalization, depression, emotional lability, hostility, irritability, etc.) compared to 6.2% of placebo patients between KEPPRA XR-treated patients and placebo-treated patients and occurred more frequently in KEPPRA XR-treated patients) include: somnolence and irritability (6.1)."
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