A 37-year-old male asked:
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is taking 6000 mg daily keppra (levetiracetam) a lot ?

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
21 years experience Neurology
Yes.: That is a very high dose of Keppra (levetiracetam). Fortunately, Keppra (levetiracetam) is a fairly safe and well tolerated medication but could produce behavioral and mood side effects. I would speak to your prescribing physician about a lower dose or an alternative medication. Increasing doses of Keppra (levetiracetam) usually does not provide further benefit.
Answered on May 25, 2016
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Rather high dose: Information provided is insufficient for comprehensive answer, but the dosage described is by far the highest I have ever encountered. Is there are good rationale for this?
Answered on May 24, 2016

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