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What is the protocol for weaning off keppra

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Talk to neurologist: Assuming you are taking Keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures, you should only stop this medication with the support of your neurologist. He or she shou... Read More

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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Situational: It depends on why exactly you were put on the medicine and how you have been tolerating therapy. Each patient is different - some people may tolerate... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Reduction: I would reduce by 250mg every 3rd day till you get to zero
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
With permission: With permission of your neurologist, a typical plan is to change the dose to 250 mg twice a day for 1 week, then 250 mg once a day for one week, then ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 35 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Several symptoms: Return of seizures, anxiety, depression, nervousness, irritability, sleepiness & dizziness. I would speak to his neurologist about his symptoms if... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Should be: Too rapid withdrawal without tapering, could cause sudden seizure activity. Avoid this by working closely with your doctor.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatric Neurology 19 years experience
Tough answer. : There are many factors for you and your neurologist to consider before discussing a medication taper. First, if the meningioma is still there, you'll ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not so fast!: Prior to you tapering off meds, you will need an exam by neurologist, an updated EEG, and maybe some blood tests. If all is normal, no guarantee of f... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
No, no, no: Do you wish more seizures? Do not stop, do not experiment, do not drive, do not do activities at heights, do not use power equipment. Do see your ne... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Weaning: The proper method of weaning off a medication that has been taken over a prolonged period is a slow taper guided by your prescribing physician who is ... Read More
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