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I accidentally took a double dose of generic Keppra (levetiracetam). I took 1500mg and forgot and took 1500 more, am I going to be ok? Thank u!
Is generic keppra (levetiracetam) the same as the regular, my husband is on brand and it is very expensive doctor prefers him to not take generic ?
Generic Keppra (levetiracetam): dose should be split (twice a day dosing) to improve 24 hour coverage even if its the once a day generic keppra (levetiracetam). I usually also give 10 to 25 mg of Vit B6 daily to avoid / minimize side effects ("Keppratude") Be careful not to take too much B6 as it has a potential toxicity state. www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
Began generic Keppra (levetiracetam) XR on Aug 8 for myoclonic seizures & having high increase in psych Sx. Could med be cause? If so, ALT options for Tx of seizures?
Seizure tretaments: Keppra (levetiracetam) can definitely cause psych-related side effects. There are a large number of anti-seizure medications and it is important to share these symptoms with your neurologist and find a medicine that gives you a balance between proper seizure control and minimal side effects. ...Read more
My husband is on brand keppra (levetiracetam) and dilatin (been on dilatin over 28 years) no seizure for 12 years can we switch to generic, keppra (levetiracetam) brand to expensive?
Antiepileptic: Really need to speak to your doctor. Drugs which require specific levels in the serum in order to be effective may behave differently in generic form and require further adjustment. That being said a generic is certainly an option. ...Read more
My doctor never really told me a diagnosis. I have an abnormal EEG with sharp waves. Then an mri. I am on generic keppra (levetiracetam). What should I ask specific?
Couple simple ?'s: Do I have epilepsy? If so, what kind? What caused my spell? I was lead to believe i experienced syncope, or passed out, could it be my heart or blood pressure? Is my eeg specific for epilepsy or could it be due to head injury, migraine, or other etiologies? Should i get another opinion? ...Read more
Doctor told me that i had a seizure according to an abnormal eeg. Does the generic keppra (levetiracetam) make my thinking clearer and change brain functioning?
Mixed effects: Levetiracetam can cause adverse effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and psychiatric aberrant responses. However, you could be experiencing more frequent seizure or localized brain irritability than you know, and quelling this activity may restore cognitive stability. By the way, am pleased your doc stopped atenolol, as anticholinergic side effects could create huge problems. ...Read more
I have been taking keppra (levetiracetam) generic for about 6 weeks-1000mg. My thoughts seem clearer-is that possible?
Yes: Frequently a generic version is not as potent. Some side effects will improve for that reason. ...Read more
I have had an abnormal eeg. Doctor put me on keppra (levetiracetam) generic. Do I have epilepsy or what?
Generics: Keppra (levetiracetam) is the name brand and made by only one manufacturer...Ubc. Levetiracetam is the generic which has to comply with fda to be 100% +/- 20% of the milligram percentage of the active name brand. There are countless different generic manufacturers...If you are worried about the generic potency d/w your doctor and probably get a blood level to see how your body absorbs the drug... ...Read more