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Leviteracetam is an anti-epileptic drug of the modern era, and helps control a variety of seizure disorders, even cases of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Can be used in post- hypoxic action myoclonus. Does not have profound drug-drug interactions, but does cause drowsiness, dizziness, and ...Read more
My son is 13 & weaning off Keppra, no new meds. We are on second step down 1ml3xday. What withdrawal symptoms could he be having? He is not happy.
I'm in withdrawal for keppra and get waves threw my body that cause me to feel nervous and nauseous I thinks it's an aura but never have a seizure?
My husband is going thru opiate withdraw, is epileptic & has been taking keppra & colopin & had a grand mal seizure. Should i take him 2 hospital?
Generics: Keppra 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
Hard to say: Depending on how well your seizures have been controlled and the risk of recurrent seizures (given your MRI and eeg findings), your doctor may consider gradually tapering off the medication at some point. However, this is a very individualized decision. Since we do not have the specifics of your situation, your neurologist would be the best person to address this concern. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
I accidentally took a double dose of generic Keppra. I took 1500mg and forgot and took 1500 more, am I going to be ok? Thank u!
Keppra: Sometimes see a problem with people becoming somewhat cranky on keppra. Its referred to as 'keppratude' in some circles. Apparently Keppra can interfere with pyridoxine (vitamin b6) metabolism. Many of my patients improve with 25 mg of b6. Be carefull though as b6 has a toxicity state. You might want to have your blood b6 level monitored. Sedation / dizziness / rash are seen especially early in tx. ...Read more
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