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I am scared for my friend

A friend of mine started keppra two weeks ago. In those two weeks, she has had violent rages toward her friends and family, she's been going from euphoric to depressed several times a day.... The real problem is that she doesn't think anything is wrong, and refuses to speak to a doctor about it. Does anybody know if there is a way for me to report her reactions to her doctor? The only other two people left in her life at this point are also refusing to help. ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? Yes, you can contact her doctor and let them know. They cannot discuss her medical information with you, but you can fill them in on what's happening. Keppra is actually very well known to cause personality changes like that in some people that take it, as listed by the FDA, and most are w...

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Keppra problems

My husband was put on keppra about two months ago. He slept day and night for about a week and a half. He's awake alot more now but when he's up he's in a bad mood or just indifferent. He's been on seroquel for years to treat bipolar disorder. He was in a bad mood alot before the seroquel and then he was great. Now that he's on keppra he's in a bad mood alot, like its reversing the seroquel positive effects. The Dr said he'd wean him off so I'm hoping for the best. He didn't mention prescribing anything else for seizures so I am worried he will start having them again. Any comments or advice? ## Hello, Sunshine! How are you? Keppra is actually well known to cause such personality changes, I'm surprised the doctor didn't warn him about it. My h...

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how to reduce off Keppra

I had one grand mal seizure last year, I was put on 1500 mg of Keppra right away. I had a tumor removed. Problem gone. Neurologist said I have to stay on the Keppra. I hate Keppra. Basically makes any mood I have to tenth degree. Angry is sooo angry and sad is soooo sad and even happy is soooo happy. I can't stand it. I am going to wean off it but I want to know which way would be best. I take 2 at pm and two in the am. should I go 1 at am and 2 at pm or 1-1/2 at each? ## Hello, Cheryl! How are you? If they had to do surgery to remove a tumor, then there is good reason they want you to stay on this, the trauma from the surgery can also create the risk of seizures. However, the good news is that you don't have to stay on Keppra, if it's causing you such problems. There are ot...

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Keppra side effects

my son has been on this medication although it has slowed seizures dramaticly his mood and aggression are worse.Angry,argumentetive and depressed.Is this normal? ## I'm on Keppra since last year and I feel the same . Irritated , annoyed n stressed out all the time .

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Change in dose

My bro had a tumor removed in 2009. He was prescribed Keppra. 500 mg bid prophalactily to prevent seizure. Fast forward to august of this year 2014 When after a brain scan. A tumor showed he was treated with radiation. Which made him very sick.myaremts came to fl to take care of him.last week someone noticed that his Keppra bottle said 1000 bid. My brother being sick and unaware increased the doss all at once since then his mobility has gone down and has become urinary incontinent. Went from cane to walker to unable to go. Could this be from the sudden increase of Keppra. His dose was in fact doubled all at once. Since I discovered this in speaking with him he said it was always 500 bid and his me over the years said if it works stay with it. If this is the problem how we get him back d...

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flex all pill compatible with seizure medication

I take keppra xr twice a day can i take flexall muscle relaxer pill while taking this medication. ## Hello, Dee dee! How are you? Did you mean the muscle relaxant Flexeril? If so, I didn't find any interactions listed between these medications, but it's always best to double check this information to be sure. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Flexeril as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Keppra's side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, mood swings and weight changes.

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white oblong pill M 615

My KEPPRA has always been Yellow with H88 on it now my KEPPRA is White Oblong with M615 on it I have had 3 Seizures since taking the White Oblong. Can you please tell me the difference is and which Brand is Generic? ## Hello, Darlene! How are you? I'm sorry about the seizures you've been experiencing. These medications are listed as containing 500mgs of Levetiracetam, so both are generics for Keppra. Sometimes, seizures can still occur, while taking a medication to prevent them, but it is very unusual that you would suddenly have 3, when given the new tablets. According to the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, there can be slight fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient from one generic medication to the next, they are allowed to different by as much as plus or minus 20% and ...

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my boyfriend drinks 2 half pints of vodka day after work then 10 hours later he goes to and they say smells like alcohol would keppra make h

My boyfriend just got a new job and he's taking keppra. After work he drinks 2 half pints and stops @ 12am He then goes to work @ 9 am and they are telling him he smells like alcohol. Could his meds be being out what he had the night before.,? ## What is your boyfriend drinking? 2 pints of some kind of alcohol with the Keppra? The smelling like alcohol isn't the issue here! He is not going to wake up to go to work some morning! It's not only drinking that much, but drinking at all with medication is like playing Russian Roulette. It can very likely kill him. He needs to go into an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center NOW! Believe me! A friend of mine took her medicine and drank a 6-pack of beer and never woke up. Please try to get him help now! ## If he's drinking that much, ev...

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Is it OK to take my daily 1500 in 3 doses instead of 2?

Hello, I was tentatively diagnosed 6 weeks ago with partial simple seizures ( a weird feeling in abdomen that 'whooshes' it's way up to my head) and put on 1000 Keppra daily (500 twice a day.) Dr upped dose to 1500 daily. My question- can I take a 500 pill every 8 hours (6am-2pm-10pm) instead of 750 every 12 hours? The larger dose wipes me out. (Tried to condense and keep this short) Thanks for any help!! ## Hello, Ibis! How are you? You should follow your doctor's instructions for the amount to take and how often you should take it. The side effects, such as it making you feel wiped out, will only last about 3 weeks. You'll likely hit a couple of days, right around the 21 day mark, where it'll seem to get really bad, then things will start to improve. It is the ...

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Keppra Experience

I need help in dealing with the anxiety and depression that comes with Keppra. I would like to know how others have dealt with it. ## Okay that was simple, let me add some detail. I used to be on lamotrigene (lamictal generic) and I was fine. I was happy. Normal. I'm normally a happy person. Keppra has recently been messing with my memory. So tonight, I took my usual 750 mg dose at the correct time... and then the worst thing happened. I completely forgot I took it. I may or may not have taken it. Either way I took the damn pill and the WORST panic attack ensued about 20 minutes later. I've been on Keppra for about 2 years and it seems like the longer I'm on it; the worse my anxiety gets. I used to NEVER get panic/depression/irritation like this, but just now I've experi...

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sizodon - effects side

my son is 4yrs old. He is epileptic and treated with valporic acis and KEPPRA . HE HAVE SOME SHEECH DELAY and to some extent ADHD child. now doctor ask to give him sizodon 3-20 drops (Max) daily night. does it will affect his health or have any side effect. his weight is only 15 kgs we are giving him therapy by which his skill are improving well. we are going to OT and Speech Therapy. His social behavior with other children is good but he some biting behavior.

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side effect of keppra and zzzquil

Is it safe for my 13 year old daughter to take keppra and zzzquil ## Hi moni, According to the manufacturer's guidelines, the proposed age limit for Keppra (levetiracetam) is listed at 16; and for zzzquil the product warning label suggests that it should not be used in children under 12 years of age. I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but there was a recent documentary on high CBD strains of cannabis being used to prevent seizures in young children. I don't know which state you reside in, but the mayor of New Jersey actually legalized edibles for kids who have this condition after watching the documentary that aired on CBS. I'm not a doctor, but perhaps this natural alternative could be a more viable option with less side effects and warnings than Keppra (with...

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20 years of kepra

I have been taking Keppra (3000MG per day) for over 20 years and am beginning to think some of my mental problems may be associated with the drug. I experience depression and a dryness of my mouth very often. Plus I am often confused (trouble focusing) and tired and cannot sleep. ## Hello, Noemi! How are you? Sorry about the problems that you're having. And yes, they could be due to the medication, but it is difficult to say with certainty. Have you consulted your doctor about the issue?

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Lemitor Side Effects

i am an focal epilepsy patient since last 20 years. i have tried Sodium valporate for six years, tegritol for 5 years, topirol for 2 years. Now having lamitor 250 mg daily + lobazam mg daily. siezurs are not regular and i dont unconsius any time... only some stars seen to me sometimes very strong and sometimes for very few seconds I remain in full sense. Doctors say I have to get lamitor regularly. Will i be able to reduce or get rid of this pill? and what are the side effects of this tablet? ## I am a epilepsy patient taking Kpepra 2000mg,lemitor 100mg and want to be pregnant so is it safe to take these two medications during pregnancy.During my first pregnancy was taking 1500mg Keppra but my baby was having heart problem by birth still doctors don't know whether it is due to keppr...

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Starting off on keppra

I have just been put on keppra 1000mg twice daily. I took my first dose yesterday and felt very confused, unsteady on my feet. Is that normal? Should I take a lower dose when starting off, perhaps 500mg and work my way up to the higher dose or Gould I just wait it out and hope that the symptoms reduce? ## Hello, Jen! How are you doing? Keppra contains the active ingredient Levetircetam, which is an anticonvulsant. Yes, those types of side effects are common from taking it and they should start to taper off in a few weeks, once your body starts to get used to the medication. If they don't, or if they get too severe, then please consult your doctor. Learn more Keppra details here. You may also experience nausea, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Keppra and Itching

Does Keppra cause an intense itch? My father was on Keppra for three years, then stopped for almost three months. He went back on it 2 x 500mg and about a month later developed an itch on his arms, back, and chest. ## He may have developed an allergy to it. Our bodies are always changing as time passes, so even if we were able to take something before, we can suddenly develop a reaction to it, if we try it again. Has he consulted his doctor about the problem? He may need to switch to a different medication. Learn more Keppra details here.

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keppra depression?

Hi. I'm Kelly. I had severe head injury 23 years ago; was in coma for a month and half and had 15% permanent disability. I've always gotten very confused pretty easily but it's gotten much worse. I'm supervisor at drug store and at end of night I am to calculate and record financial information. I took $6,000 back to office and totally forgot to count it. Just left it lying on desk scattered out and I don't remember doing it. Or not doing it. It kills me to think of the morning supervisor walking into office and finding all of that. That prompted me to make an appointment w/Neurologist. I've had these feelings of zoning out; it's weird and can't explain it. So, she put me on Keppra. It is absolutely horrible. I'm taking 1500 mg a day. I've been on...

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Nitrofur Macr 100 Mg What Type Of Drug Is It

Can Nitrofur-Macr 100mg be taken with keppra, trileptal, enalapril and prednisone? ## Hi TA, There's actually quite a few different interactions found between every medication you mentioned "except" for Nitrofu-Macr...you can view these interactions below: Enalapril and Prednisone: Corticosteroids may antagonize the effects of antihypertensive medications by inducing sodium and fluid retention. Prednisone and Trileptal (oxcarbazepine): Coadministration with oxcarbazepine may decrease the plasma concentrations of drugs that are substrates of the CYP450 3A4 isoenzyme. Keppra (levetiracetam) and Trileptal (oxcarbazepine): Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause thes...

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Keppra levetiracetam

side effects ## Keppra Info Click Here ## My sister is 65 and has had severe migraines for years 40 plus. She has been getting shots of Stadol and Demoral. Neither is working now. She saw a neurologist last week and he put her on 500 mg of Levetiraceta. It is making her really sick to her stomach. She call the Dr. Office and told them but the nurse only replied that she should eat a saltine but keep taking them. She is supposed to go on a higher dosage Sept 6. Can you tell me the side effects other than what they have on the website? Also, that Neurosurgeon is supposed to give her an Optical Block shot. Can you tell me about that also and what the dangers aare.

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Neuro

Want to know if I can take neuroaid with my keppra meeds? Also does neuroaid contain tramadol? If it does I would not be able to take it because I have had a massive allergic reaction to tramadol. ## Dear Kerry, Yes, NeuroAiD can be taken with Keppra. We have patients who are taking keppra and NeuroAiD and did not report any adverse reactions. NeuroAiD has all natural ingredients and does not contain Tramadol. For more updated information about NeuroAiD, please visit our website at neuroaid.com ## I'm not sure if Neroaid contains Tramadol - it would be ideal to get some independent lab testing done because even natural products from other countries may contain undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. With that said, of course the product could be completely legitimate. I would say th...

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