A 60-year-old female asked:
I have fainted periodically all my life. the last 2 years started having vertigo too. the last eeg abnormal. dr. put me on keppra (levetiracetam) 1000mg. why now?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Neurology 15 years experience
To prevent seizures: Your dr likely put you on Keppra (levetiracetam) because an electrical activity consistent with a seizure was seen on the electroencephalogram. Keppra (levetiracetam) is a nerve stabilizer that is commonly used to prevent seizures in patients at risk of getting them.
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
Ask your doctor: Keppra (levetiracetam) is an anti seizure medication and your eeg might have suggested seizure disorder.You should discuss with your doctor why now.He/she is the only one who can answer your question as we do not have enough information to answer your question.If not satisfied seek a second opinion.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 26, 2014
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