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Whats The Protocol For Getting Off Keppra
What is the protocol for weaning off keppra (levetiracetam) 500mg bid for someone who never had a seizure, and was put on it following a head injury after a fall. ?
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
Yes: Monotherapy (taking only one medication ) is better then polytherapy during the pregnancy. Folic acid is recommended to decrease the chance of structural abnormalities in a baby. Most anticonvulsants may decrease the fertility, but people certainly can get pregnant. Valproic acid is the medication which is known to cause structural abnormalities more often, and also may cause decreased iq. ...Read more
I'm in withdrawal for keppra (levetiracetam) 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 doctor told me I have 3-5 second seizures which he concluded from a prolonged eeg. He perscribed keppra, (levetiracetam) should I get a 2nd opinion?
If you wish: You may well have epilepsy, and if you tolerate the potential side effects, Keppra (levetiracetam) may be a very effective drug. However, you seem to have misgivings about your current issues and doctor. OK for you to schedule Concierge visit and we can go over your situation to at least double check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take keppra (levetiracetam) for seizure. Doctor recommended i need to take more calcium and vitamin whileon keppra (levetiracetam) what best way to get both. Calcium pill toi big.
I've had this problem for years a sudden squeel & after all my bones tighted up after it i get sharp chest pain i take keppra (levetiracetam) for my epilepsy no anxi?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
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