Keppra long term effects

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Avatar n tn After a very frightening last 2 weeks of my boyfriend on Keppra my doctor did say to ween him off which I've done. Today is the first day off it and he still seems to have the dillusional aggressive side effects that I am hopeful after reading your post.....I pray to god that the old person before this drug comes back. How was those last few weeks for your son?
1165078 tn?1338659345 problems, other than the normal irritability issues, what have you noticed in way of side effects of being on this drug for so long? I also noticed weight gain, even though I exercise daily..
Avatar f tn I wish I could take that again. Keppra is supposed to have fewer side effects than dilantin (especially long term side effects). If you get the irritibility and mood swings though it just doesn't go away.
Avatar f tn I would read up as much as you can about seizures and adhd,and I would also look up all the side effects to the drugs . Keppra can make people do things and act out,some of the other drugs they us for seizures can do the same thing. I give my sonChildren Multivitamin Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin B6 every day ,they are good for the brain and don't have all the very bad side effect that the add and adhd have.
1926571 tn?1323210289 My hope is that I'm having these pains currently because of the healing incision of the removal of the pin, but I just don't know anymore. Did anyone else have long term pains after a temporal lobectomy or other brain surgeries? I'm not looking for a diagnosis, I just want to know what to ask about the next time I see my doctor.
390532 tn?1205374538 But I wanted to know of anyone who has kids that have been taking this stuff for a while, if it has any long term side effects, please. I also wanted to know how you learn to sleep again...I'm scared she'll have a seizure while I'm sleeping, so she's in the bed with us, for now. Maybe after I get an idea how effective this medicine is, I might put her back in her own bed, but for now, I just can't.
Avatar f tn Mum and dad can't cope, they are in their mids 60's and early 70's. I have heard long term use of dilantin can effect the cerebellum and cause mood swings, but I need the documentation to take back to the hospital. I have checked out the net with only little success.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar m tn I don't think there is any way to avoid all side effects due to long term medication for a chronic disease, but keppra has given him a serene life free of epilepsy for six years. I hope this offers some help.
Avatar f tn There is no evidence that Keppra poses any long term health risk, humans have been using it for almost 2 decades. If your 4 legged best friend is on Phenobarbital and/or K.bromide you should discuss with your vet about the risk/benefits of weaning off those and/or transitioning to Keppra as those 2 drugs can cause liver/kidney damage in the long term. I have had 2 epileptic dogs and am a certified pharmacy tech (for humans.
Avatar f tn I am concerned about long term side effects but I am glad to read about those that have been on it for 6+ years and are doing okay so there's hope for me! Best of luck to you all.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar n tn I was just wondering, if there are any long term effects or will it affect his liver or kidneys in the long run since he's only 11 years old.
Avatar m tn issue with dilantin is the long term side effects....causes teeth problems GI issues and a list of of luck and If I can please let me know I will ghive the advice from my own personal experiences if they seem to meet what you are saying....
Avatar m tn or try this link if the above doesn't work. Type in the name of the med at the link below and click on "ratings" I've been taking Dilantin for almost 30 years...its side effects are disastrous. I'm 46, with Dilantin induced osteoporosis and shrinkage of the cerebellum has just been confirmed, causing balance issues.
Avatar m tn I feel as though I lose intelligence every time I have another seizure and feel as though there are long term effects. Many if not all of you may feel/think this is sill also but I cannot tell my neurologist about any seizures because if I report another I will lose my license for 5 years instantly- My life is over at this point, I will not be able to survive. Pretty much screwed.
Avatar m tn We will hesitate extremely before putting her back on medication, the effects of the Keppra were worse than the smaller little seizures she had. But if we are forced to go with medicine, what is the best for a child like this? Should we wait to see if the seizures start up again before deciding on medicine?
Avatar n tn I don't have the long term effects you have as my surgery was just past June, but I still have the pins & needles and tingling. Mu neuro said the nerves may not ever heal. Any improvement usually occurs within a year. If you find out anything different, please post it. Good luck, I know how distracting all that buzzing can be.
Avatar n tn Obviously, your doctors don't want you to be on high doses of dexa forever as there're side effects associated with long-term use of steroids. However, any time they taper you off, there is a risk of another seizure: this would depend on, again, the level of edema and tumor size as well as your own seizure threshold which may change in time.
Avatar m tn My neurologist just informed me that Osteoporosis and shrinkage of the Cerebellum are very serious side effects for long term users of Dilantin. Does anyone know more about this? I've been taking 500mg of Dilantin for over 30 years since I was a teenager, and now I'm terribly worried. Not one of the neurologists had mentioned anything about this over the years, and now at 46, I've learned that I may have severe osteoporosis.
Avatar n tn Phenytoin and primidone are effective antiepileptics drugs, although phenytoin can cause liver failure or have other harmful long-term effects in patients with PME. Sodium valproate is an alternative therapy for myoclonus and can be used either alone or in combination with clonazepam.' 'Levetiracetam, a newer anticonvulsant is often used as an add-on therapy but may be used alone. It has few side effects — dizziness, drowsiness, weakness — and is generally well tolerated.
Avatar n tn He suddenly developed epilepsy at 23, with no family history or apparent cause. Could his long term abuse of Xanax have caused the seizures to start?
Avatar n tn SS, It seems you have some experience with meds. I was curious if you have found any comments on the long term effects of SSRI's. I have been told by several I need to take meds. If I really don't need them, what will it do to the nuerotransmitters in my brain? Will I kill brain cells ect?
640548 tn?1340556955 Febrile seizures are very common and although frightening rarely have any long term effects, most occur in infants and toddlers and once over 5 years old are very rare indeed.
Avatar n tn I am a 26 year old female, recently underwent a craniotomy for a cavernoma in my right temporal lobe, and am wondering what I can expect for long term recovery. I appreciate any advice you have and hope your recovery was successful. Thanks!
585414 tn?1288944902 The fact that I slept better and it worked on what was obviously rapid cycling would not be a surprise as many mood stabilizers (Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Trileptal, etc.) were originally developed as anti convulsants. The fact that it has a mitigating effect on the dissociation/dysphoric mania of what they are tentatively terming tardive dysphrenia as well as the loss of cognition from what they are terming tardive dysmentia does point towards future recovery for others.
1653487 tn?1303527762 Usually, though, if you are able to control your epilepsy pretty soon after your initially start having seizures, the better in terms of long term seizure control. I know it can be hard and frustrating (been down that road myself many times), but hopefully things will work out. 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant side effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons.
284078 tn?1282620298 He is nowhere close to a full recovery and I suspect that he will probably have long term negative effects from the attack. If you are on Topamax or considering taking it, please be aware that it can cause acute myopia, choroidal effusions, acute angle closure glaucoma and severe vision loss. There is absolutely no way to predict who will get this side effect and it can occur even at very low doses.
Avatar n tn good luck hope you find a happy medium, oh and dont take dilantin too long beware long term side effects.
Avatar n tn My husband, 31, was diagnosed with a ganglioglioma in February 2012. He had a left temporal lobe craniotomy performed in March 2012. Since the surgery he has been suffering from severe depression, anxiety, and memory loss. When he was 16 he was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in the same region. The craniotomy was performed with complete success. Why is he having such a hard time this time? Will this go away with time? Is it normal?