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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does keppra (levetiracetam) have side effects. ?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Levetiracetam is generally well tolerated, but may cause drowsiness, weakness, unsteady gait, coordination problems, headache, pain, forgetfulness, anxiety, irritability or agitation, dizziness, mood changes, nervousness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and changes in skin pigmentation. Serious side effects may include depression, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, seizures.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hurt you with its side effects?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
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, it can affect mood and emotions and produce unusual behaviors.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Side effects from taking keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
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, it can affect mood and emotions and produce unusual behaviors.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Keppra/lamictol side effects?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Keppra/Lamictal?: There are no specific drug-drug interactions between Lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam). Lamictal is titrated slowly to diminish risk of rash, which can be severe if not addressed. It is generally a very well tolerated medication otherwise. Sleepiness, dizziness, weakness, mild mood changes are the most common side effects with Keppra (levetiracetam) and are usually mild and transient.
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