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Maximum Dose Of Keppra
Not: Some people take as much as 1500 mg twice a day. ...Read more
I accidentally took a double dose of generic Keppra (levetiracetam). I took 1500mg and forgot and took 1500 more, am I going to be ok? Thank u!
You should be ok: Although, you might experience some sedation. Avoid driving or doing anything today that requires dexterity. You should feel back to normal by tomorrow. ...Read more
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
Will cutting my dose of keppra in half cause problems? I am taking 750mg of keppra 2x a day. But, it has some really bad side effects and I would like to cut the dose in half by taking only 1 pill a day. I take it for zeizures.
I: I don't think it a good idea to reduce your dose without having a discussion with your prescribing physician. You would be in danger of setting off a seizure. You and your doctor can come up with some antiepileptic drug that works well and is better tolerated. Keppra (levetiracetam) is a drug that is often used to manage seizures and is usually well tolerated. Please see your doctor before you change your medications. ...Read more
My daughter takes Keppra medicine and I forgot it and I want get it until 9 in the morning she will miss her 8:00 pm dose will she be ok.
Should be fine: Keppra has a "half life" of about 18 hours, meaning that at that time, she is down to about half of the blood level. For most people with seizures, missing a single dose means the blood level is much lower than normal, but not completely out of her system by the time she gets her next dose. Some people are very sensitive to this, and can have seizures with missing just one dose but that is rare ...Read more
Can zonegran and keppra (levetiracetam) be dosed at the same time? Npo GT pt dosing pedialyte and also have to dose omeprazole which I know has a 1 hr before or 2
3 part question: Zonegran and Keppra (levetiracetam) can be used together. These drugs should be combined carefully, in a stepwise fashion. The second and third parts of your question are unintelligible. ...Read more
My doctor gave me keppra (levetiracetam) for fainting seizures. How much is a normal dose? He is working me up to 1000. Is this a lot?
Lower dose: Keppra (levetiracetam) is usually given at 500 mg twice a day (1000mg total per day). 750 or even 1500 mg twice a day is very common as well. Limiting factors are of course side effects. ...Read more
Married daughter, simple partial seizures married & 3 months pregnant. On low dose keppra (levetiracetam). 1seizure in 12 mos. Having nightmares is this a seizure?
Generics: Keppra (levetiracetam) 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
Yes.: That is a very high dose of Keppra (levetiracetam). Fortunately, Keppra (levetiracetam) is a fairly safe and well tolerated medication but could produce behavioral and mood side effects. I would speak to your prescribing physician about a lower dose or an alternative medication. Increasing doses of Keppra (levetiracetam) usually does not provide further benefit. ...Read more
Seizures: If you are on Keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures or having a condition in which you could have seizures you should not drive unless your neurologist clears you to do so. Depending on where you live, you need to be seizure free for 6 months. You should discuss this with your neurologist ...Read more
Keppra (levetiracetam): Sometimes see a problem with people becoming somewhat cranky on keppra (levetiracetam). Its referred to as 'keppra (levetiracetam)tude' in some circles. Apparently Keppra (levetiracetam) 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
Yes: There are no listed adverse interactions between Keppra (levetiracetam) or Keppra (levetiracetam) XR and grapefruit. The only food interaction is sage, and that is listed as a minor interaction. ...Read more
Anti-epileptic: 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 occasional psychiatric adverse events. ...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
Tx range 5-30 µg/mL: Per aruplab. Com, the proposed range is well below 78, assuming you are referring to this same scale. Notice the word "proposed". Why? Because no one really knows & the issue is always the fantastic complexity of individual response; also the reason your primary doctor (like it or not, good at it or not) is yourself. Other people are focusing on their perspective & guessing, perhaps better educated. ...Read more
I have been taking keppra (levetiracetam) generic for about 6 weeks-1000mg. My thoughts seem clearer-is that possible?
Yes: Frequently a generic version is not as potent. Some side effects will improve for that reason. ...Read more
I am withdrawing from keppra (levetiracetam) and have not been on it for night time for a month now and accidentally took it tonight what should I do?
Just the one dose will not alter your withdrawing
Perhaps you should put the keppra (levetiracetam) in a place where it is not easily acscessable ...Read more
Keppra (levetiracetam) weaned down?: So you're taking keppra (levetiracetam) and you want to stop taking it. Have you discussed this with the doctor who is prescribing the keppra (levetiracetam)? Have you asked your doctor the post question? Please repost and state your doctor's answers to your questions; or, if you haven't asked your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more
Not known: The best info I could find on this is on the wikipedia. Com website and reads as follows : the exact mechanism by which Levetiracetam acts to treat epilepsy is unknown. However, the drug binds to a synaptic vesicle glycoprotein, sv2a,  and inhibits presynaptic calcium channels. this is believed to impede impulse conduction across synapses.. ...Read more
Levetiracetam is generally well tolerated, but may cause drowsiness, weakness, unsteady gait, coordination problems, headache, pain, forgetfulness, anxiety, irritability or agitation, dizziness, mood changes, nervousness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and changes in skin pigmentation.
Serious side effects may include depression, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, seizures. ...Read more
Should be: Too rapid withdrawal without tapering, could cause sudden seizure activity. Avoid this by working closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the dose and the patient. Evereone reacts differently. ...Read more
Usually at least: Some fatty tissue will be lost from the breasts with over-all weight loss. ...Read more
Keppra (levetiracetam): Yes, as do all other medications.Get a more detailed answer ›