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?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Harold Fields answered
60 years experience Family Medicine
Reduction: I would reduce by 250mg every 3rd day till you get to zero
Answered on Feb 11, 2016
Dr. Robert Killian answered
27 years experience General Practice
Neurologist: Perhaps you misunderstand the Purpose of Health Tap. We do not offer any treatment here. Your problem must be managed by the professional who prescribes KEPPRA (levetiracetam) for you.
Answered on Jun 21, 2019
Dr. Olav Jaren answered
18 years experience Neurology
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.
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
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