Keppra (Oral)

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side effects possibly causing my child to be aggressive and angry

My 3 year old daughter has been on Keppra for a little less than a year. She takes 3mls twice a day. I was told of the possible side effects causing violence, agitation and aggression in small children by her neurologist. At first I saw some change in...
by Lauren in Zachary, LA, 03/15/2008

Keppra for a child that will not take medicine

I was wandering if keppra can be mixed with liquids or foods.  If not can you give me advice on how to get a 10 year old that is refusing to take the keppra by mouth.
by Samantha Baggett in Thomasville, GA, 01/24/2008


Is Keppra being used as a pain reliever for chronic pain?
by shelly in Hamburg, New york, 08/29/2008

Interaction of Keppra with ASA

Hello, I know that I read somewhere that ASA should not be taken when on Keppra, but cannot find the site again.  I thought that it also discussed Motrin and Tylenol and that one was acceptable over the other....however, I can't remember whic...
by Judy Spak in Toledo, Ohio, 03/31/2008

How do I wean off of Keppra?

I am taking 750 mg of keppra (500 at night / 250 ing the morning). I have been taking this for 4 months. I need to know how to safely wean off of this drug.
by Bj in phila, pa, 03/04/2006

Keppra (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Keppra (Oral)

Keppra (Oral) Medication Classification


Keppra (Oral) Brandname


Keppra (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Levetiracetam (lee-ve-tye-RA-se-tam) Treats epilepsy and seizures in adults. Belongs to a class of drugs called antiepileptics.

When To Not Use Keppra (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to levetiracetam.

How Should You Use Keppra (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not take two doses at the same time.

Proper Keppra (Oral) Storage

Store Keppra (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Keppra (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Keppra (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking other drugs to treat or prevent seizures.

Keppra (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you plan to become pregnant while taking the medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease or are on dialysis.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor. You may need to gradually reduce the amount of medicine you take before stopping completely.
  • This medicine can cause drowsiness. Be careful when driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Keppra (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Swelling in face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Cold symptoms such as sore throat, fever, or stuffy nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tiredness or sleepiness

Keppra (Oral) Ratings

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Keppra (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Christine, Scotland uk - 04/29/2009

I have been taking this drug for over a year. There are some side effects I don't like, but overall the drug has helped. I've had a few seizures lately and I'm not sure why, but I don't think that it's the drug's fault. I am upset that my seizures were under control once, but now it takes more of the drug for it to work. I'm not giving up.

Keppra (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


dr eng gamal soliman , Wheeling, US - 09/15/2009

Keppra is an oral pill to treat seizure disorders,specifically to treat partial seizures. It is comparable to Lamictal and Trileptal. The pharmaceutical name of Keppra is levetiracetam.
Two years ago, after a brain surgery I started using Keppra. I am taking the highest doses, which is 1,500 mg 2 times a day for adults. Keppra has been successfull at preventing most of my seizures. I have however felt some of the side effects: headaches, dizziness, and sleepiness. Nonetheless I prefer the side effects to having seizures.