U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 36-year-old male asked:

Mechanisms of action of keppra (levetiracetam)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Not completely known: However, it is hypothesized that it binds to a pre-synaptic glycoprotein that inhibits calcium channels affecting conduction across the synapse. Hope this answers your question and best of luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Not known: The best info i could find on this is on the wikipedia.Com website and reads as follows : the exact mechanism by which Levetiracetam acts to treat epilepsy is unknown. However, the drug binds to a synaptic vesicle glycoprotein, sv2a, [26] and inhibits presynaptic calcium channels.[27] this is believed to impede impulse conduction across synapses.[28].
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 44-year-old member asked:
How long will the side effects of keppra (levetiracetam) last?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hurt you with its side effects?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
Does keppra (levetiracetam) have an expiration date you have to check for?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hit you with new side effects when you go back on it?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 20, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.