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A 37-year-old male asked:

Need instructions on how to correctly wean off keppra (levetiracetam). have only been on it since 7/4/2014. 500mg in am, and 500mg in pm. having horrible side effects?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Reduction: I would reduce by 250mg every 3rd day till you get to zero
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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 stop. If you use the medicine to prevent seizures, you may need something in its place.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 22, 2021
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