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A 22-year-old female asked:

3 yrs seizure free after brain surgery, want to stop keppra (levetiracetam) 1000mg bid what are risks of seizure recurrence now vs later?if same risk want to end med

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Advice: Stopping your Keppra (levetiracetam) could be very hazardous with withdrawal seizures if not done very carefully. First, get an EEG, and if normal, discuss potential tapering approach with a neurologist, especially one with epilepsy focus and experience. You could be very stable off Keppra (levetiracetam) if done properly, but do under supervision, not by yourself. Hard to predict risks here.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2018

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