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and if so does it work for you??   Also we are wondering what is the lowest dose of Keppra that can be taken??    This drug is fairly new to us but I have been hearing alot more negative than positive things on it!!

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We did with success for a long time:)

Hi, 

I'm currently taking Keppra and have been for the past 5 years. The medication hasn't had extreme side effects for me, except when I accidentally doubled my dosage when I was really tired. I had severe hair loss when that occurred. 

Although I have eyelid myoclonia with absences, the Keppra is really only helping me as a preventative for grand mals. I really don't want to take it because I feel as though I've lost some coordination from it. My best advice is to try it and see how it effects you or whomever. 

About the dosage: http://www.rxlist.com/keppra-drug/indications-dosage.htm < that website should help you with everything you need to know about Keppra and the dosage. 

Best of luck to you,

Sarah

For 3 years, I took Keppra alone without terrible side-effects. I felt a little less energetic and a little less focused, but it was subtle. I didn't have the anger issues some people experience.

Did it work? Hard to know. I was seizure-free for those 3 years after a single initial seizure plus maybe a small number of others in my sleep. On the strength of that, I tried going drug-free, and remained seizure-free for another 3 years. Now the seizures are back, so that experiment is over. With that history, though, it's really impossible to know whether the Keppra made a positive difference or not, isn't it?

Tim M.

I take keppra. It is wonderful for me. I take 1000 mg twice a day. My only side effect is sleepiness. I think the lowest pill dosage is 500 mg.

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