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Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hurt you with its side effects?

Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hurt you with its side effects?

Moodiness: Keppra (levetiracetam) is a remarkably safe medication. It is handled by the body in a manner that does not damage liver or blood or kidney. However, it can affect mood and emotions and produce unusual behaviors. ...Read more

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Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hit you with new side effects when you go back on it?

Can levetiracetam (keppra) drugs hit you with new side effects when you go back on it?

Go slow: If you were on a high dose of keppra, (levetiracetam) then have to stop and re-start, then go low and slow when reloading as rapid titration can cause side effects such as sedation or dizziness or blurry vision. ...Read more

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What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.

What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.

STAY AWAY FROM LSD: Any hallucinogen has the potential to increase the number and severity of seizures, whether grand mal or petit mal. The worst ones are mdma and pcp, but lsd can cause problems as well. Furthermore, you do not know what you are taking when you get something called "lsd." it can literally be anything, and you are putting your life, your health and your trust into people who are dealing drugs. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

With Your Doctor: Weaning off of Keppra (levetiracetam) will depend on the dosage and length of time on the medication. It would be tapered down, much the same as it is generally started. Because of complications, it should only be done under your doctor's supervision. It is not something to try on your own at home. ...Read more

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What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy ? Staring seizures with full body involvement , now in clusters.

What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy ? Staring seizures with full body involvement , now in clusters.

Not a simple quest.: You should discuss with your child's pediatric neurologist. Depending on where in the brain the seizures arise from, type of seizures, frequency, and other medications and side effects acceptable to you and the neurologist , medications are chosen. Some medications work better on certain types of seizures. Not enough information here about your child and the specifics to give an appropriate answer. ...Read more

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I am taking keppra 250 in the morning and 250 in the evening for 1 and half day.it doesn't treat me.i take this drug for sleep myoclonic seizures.

250bid starting dose: Depending on your size you may require much higher dose of this AED and typically 250 mg bid is a starting dose. Frequently patients require much higher amount for generalized seizures control (sometimes up to 3000 mg daily divided in 1500 mg bid) and sometimes more than 1 agent is needed for a complete control. ...Read more

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Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Perhaps.: In theory, the answer is yes. However, the vast majority of patients who do not already have a seizure disorder will never have seizures or seizure-like activity if they remain below 300mg/day of tramadol. If seizure-like activity is noted, the better choice is to eliminate tramadol, rather than minimize side effects with yet another medication. ...Read more