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Brand Name: Keppra
Active Ingredient: levetiracetam
Strength(s): 250mg, 500mg, & 750mg, 100mg/mL
Dosage Form(s): Tablets, Oral Solution
Company Name: UCB Pharma, Inc
Availability: Prescription only
*Dated Approved by FDA: November 30, 1999
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for
consumers at this time.
What is Keppra used for?
Keppra is a medicine to treat partial seizures in adults and children
4 years of age and older with epilepsy. It is taken with other
seizure medicines to help control seizures.
Special Warning(s) with Keppra:
Some people taking Keppra can get serious reactions including:
sleepiness or feeling tired
difficulty coordinating muscles normally, (e.g., abnormal walk)
aggression, anger, and irritability
agitation, anxiety, and other mood changes
decreased ability to cope with daily life events
feeling depressed or worsening depression
thoughts of suicide
Talk to your doctor before stopping Keppra or any other seizure
medicine. Stopping a seizure medicine all at once can cause status
epilepticus, a serious problem.
General Precautions with Keppra:
Keppra may cause drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate
complex machinery until you know how Keppra affects you.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Tell your doctor or health care provider if you:
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Keppra may cause birth
defects. If you are taking Keppra while pregnant, tell your health
care provider to register you in the Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy
Registry by calling 888.233.2334.
are nursing or planning to nurse your baby. Keppra is passed
through breast milk to the baby.
have a history of kidney problems.
Tell your doctor about any other medicines you may be taking,
including non-prescription medicines.
What are some possible side effects of Keppra? (This is NOT a
complete list of side effects reported with Keppra. Your health care
provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The most common side effects are:
For more detailed information about Keppra, ask your health
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