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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Depends upon: Whether your spells are well controlled. If you have been seizure free for several years, perhaps only one medication is needed. But you cannot safe ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seizure disorder: Stop taking the Ibuprofen. IF you are taking Keppra (levetiracetam) and Dilantin then it is likely that you have a seizure disorder. This makes the pr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not likely: The Keppra (levetiracetam) should be started first, and titrated to therapeutic dose, and at that point the Dilantin slowly tapered off over about 10- ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Moodiness: Keppra (levetiracetam) is a remarkably safe medication. It is handled by the body in a manner that does not damage liver or blood or kidney. However ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Keppra (levetiracetam) weaned down?: So you're taking keppra (levetiracetam) and you want to stop taking it. Have you discussed this with the doctor who is prescribing the keppra (levetir ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
It is possible: It is possible 100 mg dilantin could control grand mal seizures. For an adult, this dose is rather small, a more typical dose is 200 or 300 mg each d ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Effective: Lepta is one of the newer generation of anti seizure medications. It can be very effective and is often thought of as a first line treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Moodiness: Keppra (levetiracetam) is a remarkably safe medication. It is handled by the body in a manner that does not damage liver or blood or kidney. However ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Antiseizure meds are not a problems to get pregnant. Nevertheless some anti seizure meds cause severe fetal anomalies. It is very important that you t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
24 years experience in Pain Management
Neurologist : Headache can be a side effect of Keppra (levetiracetam) medication. Migraine, however, is a specific diagnosis, which is usually not caused by a speci ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Duration: Depakote er is a branded drug which can be taken once daily. Steady drug levels are maintained, and adverse events may be lower due to lack of peaks ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Phenytoin: Not sure what you mean. Phenytoin is not considered to be a sedative by definition. This stands for the fact it doesn't possess properties that inhibi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Unlikely: As Keppra (levetiracetam) tends not to have many drug-drug interactions.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: There are too many side effects to list. The most common will be sedation and/or cognitive slowing, off balance, weight gain. There can also be trem ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience in Family Medicine
With Your Doctor: Weaning off of Keppra (levetiracetam) will depend on the dosage and length of time on the medication. It would be tapered down, much the same as it i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
One which works: These are all good drugs and what is best is what works for you.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) is an excellent and safe drug to take for trigeminal neuralgia.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Jeff24, U need help: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, yo ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Not really: Benzo withdrawal seizures are best treated by slowing the withdrawal.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) is form of tegretol, and mixing tegretol with Lamictal can alter levels of both.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Dose vs mechanism: I'm not sure you can compare dose in two seizure meds that have different mechanisms of action. 3000-4000 mg a day for Keppra (levetiracetam) is the c ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
One or other: I have usually started with klonopin, (clonazepam) but resistance may develop or excessive saliva develop. A change to valium may help to recover eff ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Can be effective: Phenytoin is one of the oldest patent medicines used to treat epilepsy. It has been an effective treatment. Due to its sedating effect and other sid ... Read More

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