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Levetiracetam

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gilson
40 years experience in Neurology
Generics: Keppra (levetiracetam) is the name brand and made by only one manufacturer...Ubc. Levetiracetam is the generic which has to comply with fda to be 100 ... Read More
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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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience in Neurology
Yes.: That is a very high dose of Keppra (levetiracetam). Fortunately, Keppra (levetiracetam) is a fairly safe and well tolerated medication but could produ ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Worrisome question: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for em ... 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 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 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 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 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 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Levetriacetam: This drug has multiple toxicities, several of which are quite dangerous. Almost any medication can produce nausea in a given patient, but this is sel ... 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 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 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 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can pr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Abilify (aripiprazole): Not uncommon combination for mood disorders, hope u r doing well on that, however, not sure what your question is?
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Talk to your psych: I would personally stop the Cymbalta gradually while adding in saphris, (asenapine) latuda, depakote, or fanapt. Discuss with your psychiatrist first.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience in Neurology
Relatively safe: Keppra (levetiracetam) ; Lamictal are both pregnancy category c antiepileptic drugs (aeds). Lamictal nearly earned category b recommendation, consider ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, yes.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Levetiracetam is generally well tolerated, but may cause drowsiness, weakness, unsteady gait, coordination problems, headache, pain, forgetfulness, an ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Not really: Benzo withdrawal seizures are best treated by slowing the withdrawal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It's not very common but hypoglycemia has been reported in less than 1% of the people taking keppra (levetiracetam).
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A 54-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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
See below: Fortunately, Levetiracetam is not metabolized through the liver, and is unlikely to interact with your ocp's. So far, there is very little to suggest ... Read More
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