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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

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...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 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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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.

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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I have epilepsy, and am currently taking topamax and keppra, (levetiracetam) will either rhodiola or 5-thp have any interaction with my meds, or epilepsy?

I have epilepsy, and am currently taking topamax and keppra, (levetiracetam) will either rhodiola or 5-thp have any interaction  with my meds, or epilepsy?

One at a time: While Keppra (levetiracetam) and topamax do not interact, it is never wise to introduce to variables, in this case rhodiola and 5-htp. There is some evidence that 5-htp can reduce seizure activity, however it is the agent most likely to interact with your other meds. Also, 5-htp can cause GI side effects because of the plethora of receptors in the gut. Rhodiol is a neuroadaptagen that can reduce brain stress. ...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

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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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