Keppra

Active Ingredient(s): Levetiracetam
FDA Approved: * November 30, 1999
Pharm Company: * UCB INC
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Keppra Overview

Levetiracetam, marketed under the trade name Keppra among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy.[1] It is used for partial onset, myoclonic, or tonic-clonic seizures.[2] It is taken by mouth as an immediate release or extended release formulation or by injection into a vein.[3] Common side effects include sleepiness, dizziness, feeling tired, and aggression.[3] Severe side effects may include psychosis, suicide, and alle...

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Oxetol 300 mg side effects

Hi there, My dad is 58yrs old, he's an epilepsy patient for last 30+ years..Right from inital stage till date he has been using sodium valproate 400mg twice a day. Recently a few weeks back he's affected with epilepsy (fits) after nearly two years gap. As a common practice we have consulted the doctor and has make him to undergo all the test (ECG/EPG) etc tests. As a result the doctor whom we consulted has advised to stop using sodium valproate 400mg and replace it with Oxetol 300mg and assured this should take care of the issue. Now all im worried here is, with my dad being 58yrs old, will changing the medicine now have any kind of impact? Will he be safe? Please advise, im pretty worried about his health... Thanks Pr ## It is normal for someone's body to adjust to a medica...

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Keppra generics comparison

My wife is on Keppra (brand name) and wishes to switch to generic brand. Do you have an experience with the various Keppra brands or with switching from the brand name to the generic? Tks. djs ## Yes, my daughter was switched to the generic brand by my pharmacy because my insurancen no longer covered the brand name when the generic brand came out. My daughter was in and out of the hospital for the next two months (for two weeks the first months and 3 of 4 weeks the second month) immediately following the switch. The doctors immedicately switched her back to the brand keppra. I do not recommend switching without doctor supervision. ## My husband was switched to the generic because we could not afford the brand name co-pay. He was on Dilantin and having horrible side effects. He is 55 and...

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Keppra Drug Information

Can anyone tell me how to get off of Keppra? I am only on 250mg 2x daily and I want off. ## Your best bet is to talk to your doctor so you can stop under medical supervision. ## I agree, I stopped cold turkey after only two days and thought my topamax would be enough I paid the price and was lucky to be alive.... ## I started off at 500 mg 2 times a day, then down to 500 mg a day, and now down to 250 mg..I seem to have some panic atacks. My heart beats fast, i get nauseaus and I have to lie down. Is this a side effect of tapering down? ## I don't believe the slow reduction in Keppra is a problem but the topomax is. I have used a number of antiseizure drugs in my years. I am presently on Keppra and have it down to 750 mg a day which works for me. just for the record many people on hi...

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injury-induced partial complex seizures during sleep, Keppr

I am now a healthy 60 year old woman and I fell and hit my head on the farm 25 years ago. Since then I have suffered from partial complex seizures that occur during sleep (not every night). I am currently taking 3000 mg of divalproex and 1000 of carbamazapine daily however my seizures are still uncontrolled and appear to be happening more often. Now my neurologist wants to place me on Keppra but I'm afraid that as a result, I might have unexpected seizures that are either stronger or that occur during the day; I haven't had a daytime seizure or a grand mal sort of seizure in years and don't want those again. I want to be assured the Keppra won't induce those and I hope you can provide me with your insight. ## Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that it won't....

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Keppra: WORST SIDE EFFECT PROFILE OF ALL SEIZURE MEDS

I am a 41 year old Family Doctor who requires 2 seizure medications. Topamax 200mg BID has been my mainstay for almost a decade. I have tried (in addition) Depakote, Lamictal and several others. Now Keppra. Although my seizures are controlled, I have developed the most severe cystic acne I have ever seen. Face, ears, neck, chest...incredibly painfully. These cysts have started blocking my tear ducts--my eyes are terribly swollen in the morning. I feel the tracts of these cysts up both nostrils. I have tried everything over the counter, all prescription remedies (Retin-A, minocycline, doxycycline) All to no avail. In addition to the acne, I (who consider myself an even-tempered, non-confrontational human) have become the most hostile, angry person....to the point I cannot stand myself. H...

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solco Keppra Levetiracetam

Rose colored tablet with SLC 222 on one side & blank on the other, claimed to be Levetiracetam 500 mg generic for Keppra. The bottle at the pharmacy had a big black X written on the label and a picture of a yellow tablet (which is what I've been taking). Is this really Levetiracetam? Mfg: Solco Heal? ## Yes, Solco Healthcare list this tablet as containing 500mgs of Levetiracetam. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, mood swings, personality change and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been taking Keppra (Levetiracetam) with an imprint of "slc 222" for a year now. Mood swings were hell in the beginning, but are fine now. I recommend not taking this when dealing with depression because it has made mine...

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KEMPRA

USED FOR EPILPESEY ## The name of the medication is actually Keppra, it contains the active ingredient Levetiracetam, it is an anticonvulsant. Learn more Keppra details here. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, unsteady gait and forgetfulness. Are there any questions or comments? ## is this drug ok with anti depressants and anxiety and Lithium? ## I just started keppra and I feel very tired and my vision is blurry

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Sleepwalking on Keppra

I have been taking Keppra for a few years. Within the first year I had a sleepwalking experience where I literally woke up not where I went to bed on my feet. I have been told I have been sleepwalking a few times now and I'm going to see my neurologist tomorrow. Has anybody else had issues like this? I have been prescribed different medications over the years for what I would call a mild seizure disorder (few and far between) I have never had a reaction like this. ## Hello, Bob! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you've had. These anticonvulsant medications can really cause some odd side effects, since they work on brain chemicals. You may also experience mood swings, weight gain, dizziness and headache. What did you find out from your neurologist? You may need to try ...

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Took a double dose of keppra by accident

My husband takes keppra 2x's a day with doses of 750mg in the morning and 750mg at night. He took two 750mg tonight by accident. What should I look for? ## It can be taken safely in doses of up to 3,000mgs per day, but it is always best for him to inform his doctor to be sure. Did he experience any adverse effects? Typically taking a higher dosage would cause worsened side effects, which may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and mood swings. ## My son took his medicine twice this morning. He took, 4,000 mg of Keppra and he took 1,200 mg of Oxcarbazepine within an hour. Will he be OK? What should I do? He is 18 years old. ## My son just took two 5mL doses of Keppra. What should I do? Should I skip his dose in the morning or what?

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Seizure onset at age 20

My son had his first seizure in August 2015. He is now 21. It was not witnessed by me but by a healthcare professional during a routine appt. All labs, CT, Eeg came back normal. He was not put on medication at that time. Then he had another seizure in November. This one we witnessed and it confirmed our concerns. He had an MRI and sleep study. The MRI was normal but sleep study showed severe sleep apnea. Where we are now...he is currently on Keppra 2000 mg a day and has been seizure free for 4 months. He hates the cpap but is very compliant with his meds. He is a college student and enjoys going out and drinking occasionally, which I do not agree is a wise choice. His doctor told him the same. The adjustment to all this has taken a toll on him. He can't drive until June, he has alwa...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Levetiracetam
  • Injection: 1000mg/100ml (10mg/ml), 1500mg/100ml (15mg/ml), 500mg/100ml (5mg/ml), 500mg/5ml (100mg/ml), 500mg/5ml(100mg/ml), 500mg/ml (100mg/ml)
  • Solution: 1000mg/100ml, 100mg/ml, 1500mg/100ml, 500mg/100ml
  • Tablet: 1000mg, 1gm, 250mg, 500mg, 750mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1.5gm, 1000 Mg. 1500 Mg., 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg, 750mg
  • Tablet, For Suspension: 1gm, 250mg, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Keppra: (21 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-134 Keppra 500 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-135 Keppra 750 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-070 Keppra 500 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 28877-5960 Keppra 750 mg Oral Tablet by Ucb Farchim S.a.
  • 28877-5970 Keppra 1000 mg Oral Tablet by Ucb Farchim S.a.
  • 50474-001 Keppra 100 mg/ml Oral Solution by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-002 Keppra 100 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-594 Keppra 250 mg Oral Tablet by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-595 Keppra 500 mg Oral Tablet by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-596 Keppra 750 mg Oral Tablet by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-597 Keppra 1000 mg Oral Tablet by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-598 24 Hr Keppra 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Ucb, Inc.
  • 50474-599 24 Hr Keppra XR 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Ucb, Inc.
  • 52125-043 Keppra 750 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 54868-4947 Keppra 500 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5266 Keppra 750 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-7211 Keppra 100 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-097 Keppra 500 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 65084-457 Keppra 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Rxpak Division of Mckesson Corporation
  • 65084-458 Keppra 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Rxpak Division of Mckesson Corporation
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Other drugs which contain Levetiracetam or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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