A member asked:

A 10 y old pt.known dm1recently dx. epilepsy started on keppra (levetiracetam) 2 days later expereined severe hypoglycemia (insulin stopped 4 aweek) any explaination?

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Dr. Christopher Calendine answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Hypoglycemia has been reported to fda by very low number of users (0.39% of those reporting side effects). I have not found any suggested explanation for this side effect.

Answered Nov 24, 2016



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Dr. Ashu Syal answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

Keppra (levetiracetam) induced hypoglycemia is well known in literature. It's hypoglycemic effect happens more often in beginning of treatment and more frequently in females.

Answered Oct 3, 2016



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