Have you taken levetiracetam (Keppra)?

Posted by Ryman @ryman, Aug 29, 2017

I have been prescribed Keppra for seizures. I have never actually had a seizure but the neurologist says that some of the weird things going on with me are related to seizures. I really don’t get on well with meds and am concerned about this one. Has anyone else taken it? Thank you.

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Good morning – I was on Keppra for seizures. My cause of seizures is a brain tumor. I had 3-4 focal seizures a day on keppra. I switched to Briviact and Fycompa medication about 3 weeks ago. My focal seizures have decreased in frequency and intensity. Sometimes it takes a while for the medication to be effective and it is also a good idea to take the medication at the same time every day. That seems to work for me. I am sorry that you are going through this.

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@trishaitheisen, Good Morning

The doctors who have treated me have always said that it is extremely important to take the medication at the same time every day. I have so put an alarm on my phone to remind me to take my medication and this has helped me a lot to be always taking them at the same time.
Indeed, it takes some time for the medication to be effective.
My vibrations to you to continue to have success with this medication.


Yes, I had other meds for years that did not help significantly or I couldn’t tolerate them. My neurologist decided to try Levetiracetam, and it worked. I became my pre-seizure ever grateful self.

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Thank you @reine for sharing your experience.
It's always uplifting to hear about someone conquering their seizures. So glad the Keppra worked. for you

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