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Keppra And Pregnancy
Relatively safe: Keppra (levetiracetam) ; Lamictal are both pregnancy category c antiepileptic drugs (aeds). Lamictal nearly earned category b recommendation, considered the safest AED during pregnancy. Keppra (levetiracetam) has minimal side effects in people taking it, generally benefit outweighs risk. The harm of 1 breakthrough sz on fetus is usually greater than 9 months' exposure to any aed, but Keppra (levetiracetam) + Lamictal is safe ; effective. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
How safe is the epilepsy drug keppra (levetiracetam) to take during pregnancy? I'm 10 weeks preg. Have stopped taking it, but i'd like to resume keppra (levetiracetam) soon if safe
Is an unplanned pregnancy bad for an epileptic? Its controlled with Keppra (levetiracetam) and havnt had a seizure for about 4 yrs.
Not necessarily : Lots of epileptics become pregnant and have healthy children. That being said, you should see an obstetrician during your pregnancy. Most likely, your doctor will have you see your neurologist for evaluation also. I'd recommend starting on folic acid 1mg a day. Also, schedule an appointment with your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
I'm just starting out on keppra for my epileptic seizures. Does it interfere with yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) being effective in preventing pregnancies?
No.: Keppra is metabolized by the kidneys, whereas yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (and most oral contraceptive pills) are metabolized by the liver. Keppra is one of the best choices for seizure treatment in anyone taking other medications because it has a lower likelihood of drug interactions. ...Read more
Not right med/dose: Answers include Keppra (levetiracetam) not being the right medication for your sons seizures or he may need an adjustment in dose. There are many other anti seizure medications available. Speak to his prescriber about adjusting his dose or alternative medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally yes: As always, be aware for side effects, increased suicidal thoughts, fatigue, etc. ...Read more
Keppra (levetiracetam): Talk to your doctor about alternatives.Get a more detailed answer ›
Who knows: I am amazed the amount money people spend on these products, , the seller who benefits most , always will advertise with a buzz word ' tons of scientific evidence' , i yet to have read one paper written by scientists not by quacks in a peer journal, take what ever you like it is your life , no real licensed md of any country will rx them, fda warned untoward effects on some of these products. ...Read more
Is it better to take aderoll XR or the short kind while on keppra (levetiracetam) 1000mg XR for seizures ?
Good question: There is probably a subtly increased risk of seizure due to your Adderall use, and hopefully your Keppra (levetiracetam) dose is sufficient to control it. Talk to your neurologist, but my inclination is to recommend you take the xr version because the short kind will cause higher peak concentrations of adderall, and more variation in drug levels, and that seems more destabilizing from a seizure standpoint. ...Read more
I am off of keppra (levetiracetam) but the rash continues.. How long should it take for the itching and rash to stop?
I was wondering if taking a 750mg epilepsy (keppra) pill (or half of it) would be dangerous to do if i don't have it?
Probably not.: Let's assume you are taking it for seizures. The standard form of Keppra (levetiracetam) is taken twice a day. Doses vary, but the proper dose is the one that controls seizures without causing side effects. That dose is usually between 500 to 3000 mg per day. In general, these doses are well tolerated. ...Read more
I have been on keppra (levetiracetam) almost a year. I had 1 seizure last September. Will I need to stay on it? I take 2000 mg a day.
That is a: Discussion between you and your neurologist who knows you and all of your information . Would it even be worth, for the sale of argent, going off it and risking a seizure and losing your independence by not being able to drive?? I'm sure most states have seizure free no drive limits!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 2000 m of Keppra (levetiracetam) but had an episode . It was like I wanted to take a step but couldn't . Could that be a seizure?
Possible, BUT: I think your neurologist should consider this in context of your prior seizures. ...Read more
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