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Will levetiracetam (keppra) cause nausea? Wife was prescribed 750mg twice a day beginning 9/16 following two seziures and hospitalization on 9/14-15/2012. Neurologist reduced it 9/18 to 1/2 pill in the am and full pill at night (to use up what we bought)

Will  levetiracetam (keppra) cause nausea? Wife was prescribed 750mg twice a day beginning 9/16 following two seziures and hospitalization on 9/14-15/2012. Neurologist reduced it 9/18 to 1/2 pill in the am and full pill at night (to use up what we bought)

Levetriacetam: This drug has multiple toxicities, several of which are quite dangerous. Almost any medication can produce nausea in a given patient, but this is seldom described with this compound. Discuss with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Keppra/lamictol side effects?

Keppra/lamictol side effects?

Keppra/Lamictal?: There are no specific drug-drug interactions between Lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam). Lamictal is titrated slowly to diminish risk of rash, which can be severe if not addressed. It is generally a very well tolerated medication otherwise. Sleepiness, dizziness, weakness, mild mood changes are the most common side effects with Keppra (levetiracetam) and are usually mild and transient. ...Read more

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Are migraines a keppra (levetiracetam) withdrawal symptom?

Neurologist : Headache can be a side effect of Keppra (levetiracetam) medication. Migraine, however, is a specific diagnosis, which is usually not caused by a specific medication. You can have neurologist consultation to discuss further. ...Read more

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Will being on keppra (levetiracetam) for long periods cause damage?

Will being on keppra (levetiracetam) for long periods cause damage?

Not likely: Although Keppra (levetiracetam) has been used for several yrs, we do not have as much information as we have for Dilantin which started in the 1930's. So far, we do not think it causes long term osteoporosis or nerve damage. There could be a risk to pregnancy and birth defects. Mostly, it seems quite safe for chronic usage, and certainly beats having seizures. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter cold medicines can be taken with keppra (levetiracetam)?

Virtually any: See, Keppra (levetiracetam) has few if any drug interactions, and that allows virtually any remedy to be used in combination. But recognize that Keppra (levetiracetam) can cause drowsiness, and some OTC remedies also cause this, prohibiting safe driving perhaps. ...Read more

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Please answer! what over-the-counter cold medicines can be taken with keppra (levetiracetam)?

Most can be used: Keppra (levetiracetam) has almost no drug-drug interactions, but the side effects of drowsiness and dizziness could be made worse by anti-histamines or other sedating OTC remedies. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which medication is stronger, keppra (levetiracetam) from 1 g or lamictal 100 mg?

Any suggestions on which medication is stronger, keppra (levetiracetam) from 1 g or lamictal 100 mg?

Dose vs mechanism: I'm not sure you can compare dose in two seizure meds that have different mechanisms of action. 3000-4000 mg a day for Keppra (levetiracetam) is the ceiling dose in 90 percent of adult patients. Lamictal titration is limited by the risk of developing stevens johnson syndrome ( i start with 25 mg twice a day and don't increase it any faster than 25 mg in 2 week increments up to 150 twice a day). Others go higher. ...Read more

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I feel my head is cold is that what you call light head?Im taking keppra (levetiracetam)?Is it okay?

I feel my head is cold is that what you call light head?Im taking keppra (levetiracetam)?Is it okay?

No: Lightheaded is usually a sensation of faintness, or often dizziness . Occasionally the sensation of passing out can be called lightheaded. Keppra (levetiracetam) is an anti epileptic drug used to prevent seizures occasionally used to treat neuropathic pain. If you are on Keppra (levetiracetam) talk to your dr. About the sensations you are having to see if they want to change the drug or dose. ...Read more

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I take Keppra (levetiracetam) 1500 mg, I accidentally took a double dose probally around 2 hours apart should I just go to sleep?

Keppra (levetiracetam): Relax - the second dose was a mild mistake and if you simply keep one dose a day you will be fine. If you feel more comfortable not taking a dose of Keppra, (levetiracetam) for one day that's OK. ...Read more