Keppra Side Effects
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Patients are recommended to inform their doctor about the medical history before taking Keppra. Find out about Keppra side effects here.
Transcript: Levetiracetam is a prescription medication which is available only under the brand name Keppra. This...
Levetiracetam is a prescription medication which is available only under the brand name Keppra. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. No one is exactly sure how Keppra works, but it is believed to calm excitable, overactive neurons in the brain that can lead to a seizure. Keppra is used in combination with other medications to treat three types of seizures in people with epilepsy: partial-onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and tonic-clonic seizures. Keppra is available in 250, 500, 700 and 1,000 milligram tablets. A grape-flavored liquid solution is also available. Keppra is generally taken twice a day with a full glass of water. The liquid solution should be measured with a dosing spoon according to your doctors directions. The most commonly reported side effects of Keppra include tiredness, dizziness, and energy loss, but please ask your doctor for a complete list. Also, tell your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you experience extreme hostility, hallucinations, or any other significant changes. Keppra should not be taken with alcohol and should be used cautiously in people with kidney disease. Ask your doctor for a full list of medications and conditions that should not be combined with Keppra. When combined with other medications, Keppra can be very effective at preventing seizures. However, this medication must always be used under the direct care of a physician. Please ask for and review all of the patient information provided by your doctor before taking Keppra.More »
Last Modified: 2014-01-17 | Tags »
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