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Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

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Dr. James Wolfe
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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