About Keppra

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About Keppra

Levetiracetam is used in epilepsy with seizures that affect only part of the brain (partial or partial seizures). These seizures can be limited to the affected part of the brain, but also spread to other parts of the brain.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • treating seizure seizures in single-epileptics
  • treat epilepsy in combination with other antiepileptic drugs

This is how Levetiracetam works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of levetiracetam.
Please also read the information on the drug group antiepileptic drugs,
to which the active ingredient Levetiracetam belongs.

Application of the active substance levetiracetam

Levetiracetam is used in epilepsy with seizures that affect only part of the brain (partial or partial seizures). These seizures can be limited to the affected part of the brain, but also spread to other parts of the brain.

Levetirazetam is only a single agent for patients over 16 years of age.

Along with other antiepileptic drugs, the drug is used in adults, children and infants. In infants, the application is only allowed as a solution. This allows the necessary, very fine dosage. In the form of infusions, levetirazetam can be used in children over the age of four years.

For the following application areas of Levetiracetam , in-depth information is available:

  • epilepsies

How Levetiracetam works

Levetiracetam belongs to the drug group of antiepileptic drugs. How Levetiracetam exerts its effect in the body is still unknown.

Levetiracetam is thought to affect gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), the most important neurotransmitter in the brain.

On the other hand, it has been proven that levetiracetam provides seizure protection in epilepsy without altering basic cellular functions or altering the normal transmission of information between the nerves. In animal studies Levetiracetam can not only interrupt convulsions, but even prevent the emergence of new seizures. Whether Levetiracetam can stop the progression of epilepsy in humans, however, has yet to be explored in further studies.

Potential Keppra side effects may include:

Keppra used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage

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  1. Sharon W. Loomis says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Very dry skin, brittle calluses on the feet, itching, small pimples

    Side effects: Skin lesions; Acne
  2. Kenneth R. Williams says:
    3.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    have massive grand mal status attacks and have therefore keppra and valporat in the dosages 4000 mg keppra distributed on the day to 2 times 2 1000 mg tablets and 3 times a day 900 mg valporat, side effects are: morning tiredness, otherwise konzentrazionsschwäche, evening sleep disturbances and otherwise I feel like I’m dreaming all day and standing next to me

  3. Patsy M. Osborn says:
    4.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    I take the drug Keppra for 10 weeks, 1 tablet daily with 2 tablets. Mylepsinum, have been seizure-free since that day. I feel like newborn, or as before about 22 years ago when I was seizure-free. I am now 48 years old married with 2 healthy children. Since the age of 3 I suffer from epilepsy, have already taken several medications, but always the mylepsinum show no side effects with me. Until 10 weeks ago I took daily 2 Mylepsinum + 2 carbamazepine, which allegedly did not help after the blood I had 3-5 seizures in the winter up to 8. After 3 days of the change of carbamazepine to Keppra I already noticed tremendous effects and differences in my life. My concentration is back full again, the speech disorders are blown away, no forgetfulness, no more depredations, no drift and so on. However, I have to say that I can take the Keppra only at night before going to sleep, acts like a sleeping pill for me. Actually, I should take 4 Keppra + 2Mylepsinum daily after the doctor from Erlangen Hospital, which I did not want from the beginning (I was too much). So I took as usual in each case 1 tabl. in the morning and in the evening around 18 o’clock. I realized very quickly that I was always tired and could hardly do my housework. So I only hired myself for 1 Keppra night. Since that time I have seizure-free and overjoyed to get my life under control again. I advise each patient to discontinue the medicine carbamazepine. Above all, I advise the pharmaceutical industry to withdraw this drug because it causes more harm than good. Best regards Monika Baumann

  4. Shauna A. Buchanan says:
    3.0 rating

    Effectiveness of the drug was not yet detectable, as rarely had seizures before. However, other drugs have previously failed only and were by side effects and incompatibilities out of the question for patients to sell quickly. Keppra, on the other hand, has a positive effect on general health. short initial fatigue …. within 1 week completely fixed.

  5. Rachelle M. Russell says:
    3.5 rating

    Increased liver values and high cholesterol caused by Tegretal.Now a long-term conversion to only Keppra Otherwise, the Tegretal and Keppra well tolerated. Seizure-free for 3 years.

    Side effects: Liver value change
  6. Steven B. Kramer says:
    1.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Keppra often causes mushy to fluid bowel movements in my case. Concentration disorders are something normal. Confusion and dizziness can be triggered, inter alia, in conjunction with other anti-epileptics, such as e. Lamotrigine. The main active ingredient of Keppra, Levetiracepam, is classified as Harmful (Xn) and the dose should only be 1032mg / day (test on laboratory rats). ** The danger of severe depression and suicide is possible. ** Levetiracepam was approved in the market in 2000. **

  7. Daniel B. White says:
    2.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    The substance contained in Timox accelerates, after the metabolism, the degradation of levomethadone hydrochloride, it must be taken care of, otherwise it can come by withdrawal of action, but strict intake schedule, withdrawal symptoms.

    Side effects: Drug interactions
  8. Christopher S. Roark says:
    3.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    the antibiotic has been exposed to the effects of Orfiril, resulting in severe status epilepticus (6.5 hours, o2 saturation 28%) causing death

    Side effects: Drug interactions
  9. Tyrone C. Graziano says:
    3.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Existing tinnitus has increased dramatically as ear noise Fatigue Increases muscle cramps, calf cramps at night Occasionally, panic attacks in situations that resemble the seizure aura

  10. Rick B. Connor says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    L-Polamidon: I take this for a very long time, after used for long-term pain treatment stage II drugs no longer worked, respectively. the side effects that outperformed effects. Many know L-polamidone, as well as methadone or polamidone, as a remedy for heroin and the like. Substances. However, the main application area was and is pain management. Important here would be the distinction between L-polamidone and polamidone. L-Polamidone, is 4x stronger than morphine. It is also twice as potent (more potent) than methadone. The active ingredient of L-Polamidon is levomethadone hydrochloride. The active substance of polamidone and methadone is: methadone hydrochloride. The distinction of these two Polamidonvarinaten is also important because a faulty treatment, reduced pain suppression and withdrawal symptoms may result. For example, if you take 40 mg of L-polamidone daily, you will get in the hospital only polamidone / methadone, in the same dosage, 40mg, one is underserved and the said problems occur, there are, of course, more potential problems. The effect of L-Polamidon can be described as very good (own experience). It is usually used as a mirror drug, especially in the treatment of chronic pain and must be taken so often every 24 hours. The drug delivery and duration extends over said 24 hours, if necessary. also 36h. Even in the form of drops, the effect lasts just as long. If you take the remedy for the very first time, it may be that you feel a bit weird, but it does subside. Typical side effects can be nausea and fatigue, but also drive increase, which I can not confirm myself. Basically you start under 10 drops (with 20 drops = 5mg). However, if you already take strong, group III assigned, opiates, before starting treatment with L-Polamidon, other starting dosages are possible, however, should be agreed and adjusted ONLY with the doctor. Even after many years, the quantities to be consumed do not get out of hand, because, unlike many other drugs, the tolerance effect is not very pronounced, of course it is present. It is always assumed that the remedy is taken as intended and not at whim. An often reported side effect, or concomitant, is either more sweating, resp. Hot flashes, which quickly fade away and come with no fixed rhythm, there are certainly exceptions here too. Long-term side effects related to organs are very differentiated. However, it is advisable to draw blood samples at regular intervals or, in consultation with the doctor, to discuss further options. Allderings is an effect or a consequence, even before the start of treatment, to discuss and evaluate exactly. The active ingredient of L-Polamidone is primarily physically dependent. This is noticeable, if used properly, not if the mirror is held regularly. If this is not the case, symptoms of withdrawal occur, which can vary greatly. The drug should NEVER be discontinued from now on, because depending on the duration of ingestion and dose level, a cold withdrawal can have fatal consequences. Psyschiche dependence is not at the forefront of this remedy, since the, this type of dependence triggering factors were minimized by the levorotatory form of the polamidone, therefore L-polamidone. So it does not kick when taking, at least I do not know this and it has also been described. In my case L-Polamidon helps me very well, but that does not mean that my pain has disappeared, but life is more bearable.

    Side effects: Sweat; Nausea; Fatigue
  11. Randolph S. Swiger says:
    3.0 rating

    Keppra for Depression; Epilepsy

    Keppra: tiredness, excitement Apydan: no ctalopram: increased sweating, changed dreams

    Side effects: Sweat; Unrest; Fatigue
  12. Jonathan V. Worrall says:
    2.0 rating

    Keppra for Depression; Epilepsy

    Keppra: tiredness, lack of energy Apydan: no side effects Cipramil: ear noises, increased sweating

    Side effects: Sweat; Fatigue
  13. William J. Moore says:
    3.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Although Keppra may be a good medicine, which is generally well tolerated! For me, however, all the side effects that one (s) can have. Fierce nausea i.V.m. Vomiting and diarrhea bothered me. I was particularly annoyed by the reactions of the doctors, who always said that Keppra is actually a good drug that has no side effects. To which I answered, I googled only once and under the keyword Keppra stood immediately nausea! Now I get Ergenyl and I’m fine! 🙂

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Nausea
  14. Franklin M. Carson says:
    3.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    since 4 months against epilepsy used. initially hardly side effects, at times tolerable tiredness. Meanwhile, from time to time seh-u.gleichgewichtsstörungen auf.ob temporary stuttering due to keppra is due, is currently being studied.

  15. Elizabeth S. Rathjen says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    My daughter (10) takes 2x250mg Keppra gg. Rolando epilepsy early and in the evening. Change took place about 2 years ago from Ospolot (since 6th LJ) to Keppra. since then seizure-free, however, side effects: tiredness, numbness of the whole body, in particular of the oral cavity when speaking, chewing and swallowing, speech disorders, hair loss easy, pimples, tw. reddened skin, unfocused, cognitive disorders, balance disorders, disturbance of overall coordination, weight gain, disinterest, delayed to almost no sensation of pain, weakness, weakness …