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Keppra

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Other Names: Levetiracetam   Keppra XR

Lyrica

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/ 139,610 posts
Other Names: Pregabalin
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 53,442 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 139,610 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Levetiracetam (International Nonproprietary Name) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat epilepsy. It is the S-enantiomer of etiracetam, structurally similar to the prototypical nootropic drug piracetam. Levetiracetam is marketed under the trade ... Read more on Wikipedia
Pregabalin (International Nonproprietary Name) is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary Seizure types number Generalized seizures in adults. It has also been found effec... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Thess
June 21, 2014
Thess wrote
Effects of Keppra
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By Kelly
June 8, 2014
Kelly wrote
Dry eyes on keppra
Been on it for a year and I have dry itchy eyes a lot
Jennie CK  |  August 16, 2014
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By AllyKat
May 30, 2014
AllyKat wrote
dilated pupils on Lyrica
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By Tara/Lyrica
March 28, 2014
Tara/Lyrica wrote
Bone Loss /Lyrica
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By GARY GERSIN
March 21, 2014
GARY GERSIN wrote
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Taking 2 - 75mg daily and have definitely not reached orgasm since doubling from 1 - 75mg daily several weeks ago. Can't really remember that last time.
Annie56  |  November 22, 2014
I have trouble reaching climax while on Lyrica. Also have major stomach/bowel issues when dose increased.
CountryCutie  |  October 16, 2014
Can't get an erection since starting Lyrica one year ago.
TomKat  |  July 28, 2014
well I am a lady and i find it hard, now to reach orgasm... its is frustrating and a lengthy process. I am on Lyrica 300 per day!
AllyKat  |  May 30, 2014
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By Kelly
March 7, 2014
Kelly wrote
Keppra and tachycardia (fast heart beat)
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By sandra mullikin
February 18, 2014
sandra mullikin wrote
blurred vision after discontinuing 2 mo. ago
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By Michael
January 30, 2014
Michael wrote
Loss of orgasms with Lyrica
I cant orgasm since taking Lyrica too,,, I am a lady... I am on 300mg daily for neuropathic pain... grrr.. well rubbish eh?
May 30, 2014
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By canadian jake
January 23, 2014
canadian jake wrote
Lirica vs Cymbalta
I had multiple horse incidents as a kid and early teens--bucked off--bitten--kicked--stepped on, I live i the city now! My neck and lower spine were irreparably damaged.
I have been on Gabapentin for years now and the good 'ol doctor wants to add Lyrica. I have read enough here to want to change my mind. She wants to start me at 150mg twice a day and work up from there instead of at the higher dose first. Do you think it would have worked better for you this way? I am on so many pain med
maikind1  |  November 24, 2014
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By Elderly man, 78 years
November 22, 2013
Elderly man, 78 years wrote
Keppra and leg swelling
Sorry about typing mistake. Also has respiratory distress, hard to breathe at times. We are weaning him off the Keppra to see if it is the culprit after reading so many reviews that people over 60 years were getting edema and breathing problems with Keppra. Swelling is NOT reported as a side effect with Keppra...most of the younger epileptic population does not get edema, because possibly they are on LESS medications that are interacting with the Keppra .
elderly man 78  |  November 22, 2013
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By Katelyn 17
November 21, 2013
Katelyn 17 wrote
taking keppra and tramadol at the same time..
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Keppra is a seizure med. It made my wife go through what you described. Her doc changed her to lamotragene (spelling is off on that). My concern is that tramadol is not supposed to be taken by people with epilepsy. Or anyone with a higher chance of seizures. It lowers the threshold for seizures. So if you have seizures and are still taking tramadol, please talk to your doctor asap..m its not safe.
caution  |  June 10, 2014
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By sanworks
October 16, 2013
sanworks wrote
keppra rage
i get severe mood swings and have gingivitis weight gain too.
Jessica  |  September 24, 2014
I had this as well, I am sorry I am posting this much later than your original post...I have read so many posts on Keppra and emotional issues and I found that some people were talking about vitamin b6 as a suppliment to take to help restore chemical balance that is lost when keppra filters through your kidneys...I started taking just a small pill once in the morning of vitamin b6 and instantly saw positive results within the first few days, I also read that vitamin b6 should be taken in cycles
TM  |  June 10, 2014
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By IMT
September 7, 2013
IMT wrote
Gabapentin, Lyrica & Peripheral Neuropathy & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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By Antoine
August 27, 2013
Antoine wrote
Diclofenac & Lyrica
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What patients are saying about Keppra vs. Lyrica

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Still no great results with Lyrica except weight gain...
...and May his epi added lyrica (replacing keppra). Still no great results with Lyrica except weight gain which is ...Topamax and slowly decrease lyrica. I'm curious of anyone's experience with...
big time. Went back to lyrica. Post edited for...
Lyrica helped me more than Neurontin. The ...much it was helping. I tried Keppra because a friend had much better results. It took less ...**EDITED** big time. Went back to lyrica. Post edi...
at all. The side effects of Lyrica are weight gain...
...Hi..I was given Keppra when I was first diagnosed with seizures. I took it for a long time with no side effects but it did ...seizures at all. The side effects of Lyrica are weight gain...
My neuro says I'm allergic to it. I'm now on Lyrica
...Keppra for awhile and it really helped take away the pain in my legs. I had to go off it though when I deve...
work for me. I took lyrica- it worked great until i broke...
...Cymbalta - i'm on keppra right now, which has helped. I took neurontin - didn't really work for me. I took lyrica- it worked great until...
me worse, and am on Lyrica now that helps but not as good...
...my seizures but it did give me very bad anxiety. Would B6 help with that? I have tried Lamitcal, which made me worse, and am on Lyrica now that helps but not as good as...
me incredibly irritable and antisocial! Not loving lyrica...
...on the lyrica; I have headaches almost every day with it and am almost as irritable as I am with more keppra!  Wish I could fine a drug ...incredibly irritable and antisocial!  Not loving lyr
neurotin before lyrica, and didn't get much relief from...
I tried neurotin before lyrica, and didn't get much relief ...was make me feel \"weird.\" Doc put me on Keppra 500mg 2x, 1000mg 1x - its another anti-convulsant i think. It works fairly well for ...
I took lyrica for around 6 weeks. It helped with the nerve...
...ago, I took lyrica for around 6 weeks. It helped with the nerve pain, but then i had an allergic reaction to it ...did help. Now I take keppra (an anti-convulsant), which helps, bu...
keppra almost caused divorce. i do not like side effects...
...Taking Lyrica For Seizures ...was put on lyrica for migraines and epilepsy. please tell me personal experiences with lyrica. keppra almost caused divorce. i do not like side effects and startin...
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