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Re: Keppra (levetiracetam) for bipolar disorder? ed_uk

Posted by Nickengland on August 6, 2005, at 15:01:10

In reply to Re: Keppra (levetiracetam) for bipolar disorder? Nickengland, posted by ed_uk on August 6, 2005, at 14:10:04

Hi Ed!

>Why 50mg? The optimum dose cannot be predicted in advance - you'll need to experiment with different doses until you find the dose which provides the best balance between side effects and efficacy.

Totally agree! What I mean by 50mg being the target dose, is just that its all i've been prescribed so far from the psychiatrist...So far now 50mg is all I have to work with. Side effects permitting, I'd be willing to go higher of course if/when the need should arise.

25mg was providing benefits too (the best i've had so far) since i've been on 37.5mg (last wednesday) things have been ok, but I got a slight flu at around about the same time, so what with that and slight side effect increase my mood has been a little sensitive lol

Ahhh...another good thing about the NHS you might like to here...My GP said, when I leave to go to Australia (afew months still planning) he should only provide me with 3months medication - But, he will provide me with *6 months* medications! - Hey now that is what I call being generous :-) First prioroty of course when I arive there will be to get a new doctor though - make sure when that 6 months is up I have more medication!

Kind regards

Nick


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