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:

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  1. Kevin L. Hunter says:
    2.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    extreme tiredness, slight weight gain, trembling hands – tremor (could that be a side effect ??),

  2. Darlene R. Gelman says:
    3.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    With Zonegran, Topamax and Keppra, it initially went quite well until depressive moods set. Zonegran, on the other hand, is not possible at the moment, because I tolerate it otherwise. However, what happened to me at a dose of Zonegran of 50-0-50 was ear noise, so I had to go down to 25-0-50 again. Actually more, but now it is good and miraculously they are gone now! I take 1000 Keppra and 100 Topamax in the morning and in the evening. With fatigue I still have to fight occasionally and with mental blocks. Sometimes confusion.

  3. Carolyn D. Gardner says:
    1.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Following a stroke 07/08 with hemiplegia and speech loss, Trevilor has helped break down speech blocks. The entire condition has improved from cheerful dementia (previously given a pure serotonin reuptake inhibitor) in significantly more alertness and clarity, and after just under two weeks. Epileptic convulsions made it necessary to provide a means of both muscle relaxation and seizures. Initially, ergonyl was given in conjunction with lioresal, causing severe restlessness, followed by near-comatose fatigue, confusion, and anxiety. Instead of Ergonyl, she now gets Keppra 500 mg, which she seems to tolerate a little better. Restlessness and fatigue are much less, but the confusion remains. Once the medication is reduced, she is mentally there again, but cramps immediately. After 3 months, a strong potassium deficiency was now noted, which was called a side effect of Keppra. By contrast, she now gets Kalinor effervescent tablets 1-0-1. In addition, she naturally takes metaprolol, Diovan, ASA and Simvahexal for heart, blood pressure and blood lipids. These drugs have been around for years.

  4. Benjamin D. Campbell says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    hey people I’m not the affected, but my girlfriend. And although she takes this medi for years. very strong Nebenwirkungen.sie must write down everything because what was yesterday is gone, I tell her several times a day which day is today can sleep day and night. sometimes she nods away and then starts to talk, she has also noticed and was very frightened. She can not see anything at all her eyes squint outward. Never hear or speak. Crankingly on the legs then works if she gets up early at seven o’clock in the morning to 16 o’clock is active she is really bad, mostly also anfaelle.ich I like so much my wife times see again laughing and that she is better in the long run, and she has joy alive. Can me or one of my wife help? on facebook: lars beese

  5. Sheila C. Montez says:
    2.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    That this drug is approved is a mystery to me. Severe depression and memory loss, anyway concentration disorders. I was not seizure-free either. Hands off!

    Side effects: Depression; Memory disorders
  6. Shanna J. Dalton says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    My daughter has turned 19 in September 19, and has now had a sleep and wake up epilepsy for a year. At first she was treated with lamotrigine and suddenly she could hardly remember anything. Since about 3 weeks you will be switched to Keppra and she is doing very well with it. She hardly forgets what else and in general, you are better off with it.

    Side effects: Memory disorders
  7. Shannon H. Leon says:
    4.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    I took Keppra 6 weeks and had many side effects. I am Asperger Autist and I have strong tics, which intensified and new ones were added. Before I took Keppra, I often scratched my arms, but it got worse under the medication. In the 6 weeks I scratched my arms bloody 4 times and would have continued even if they had not stopped me (has disappeared with the setback again). In addition, ticks such as flicking fingers (dropped off 1.5 years ago and still can not stop), which is quite noticeable when one has to tum with other people. Besides, I was often trapped in my own world and did not hear about the outside world. Instead, sitting around in the gegent and hummed (fortunately now gone again). The six weeks were a disaster for the people around me. My fiancé (with whom I live together) was not allowed to come close to me and gently took away my kneaded. I only ate under duress.

    Side effects: Confusion; Panic attacks; Fatigue
  8. Gary M. Mulholland says:
    3.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Bin 89, after a status epilepticus on Tegretal 400 retard 1-1-1 (1200mg) had been set and had except for muscle twitching after taking no side effects except a raised Leberwert.Alcohol I also drank in measure, had no drawbacks to the medication , From 02 it went right then with the side effects: forgetfulness, mental disorder, Atemassetzer u.daraus following panic attacks in the night, where I jumped out of bed u. thought to choke !, in addition there were elevated liver values, a changed blood picture and a creeping impotence, in addition I have strong Schmertzen in knee, shoulder u.Ellenbogengelenken.Mein neurologist got me because of the side effects on Keppra 500 1-0-1, which I now have taken 3 weeks, but I have to say that I behave very aggressively towards others recently, which was not the case with Tegretal. Ps, I have been seizure free for 19 years.

  9. Thomas J. Butler says:
    3.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Fatigue Concentration disorders Sleep disorders Weight gain Dizziness listlessness Speech disorders Fatigue Visual disorders Mood swings Unrest Forgetfulness Weakness Thought disturbances Irritability Trauma changes Memory disorders Balance problems Powerlessness Fickleness Chair changes Essence change

  10. Blake J. Owens says:
    4.5 rating

    Keppra for Depression

    I have been taking Keppra for a week (1500mg / day). At first I could hardly sleep and hardly felt any tiredness. After three days, that changed to the opposite, to limitless fatigue. I am tired all day and can barely keep awake. Even after a 12-hour sleep, I’m still tired. I can hardly go about my job and find it hard to concentrate. Before, I needed sleeping pills to sleep at night, but this is no longer necessary. I also feel dull and weak. After my work, I’m so exhausted that I can hardly stand on my feet anymore. In addition, my mouth is always dry, no matter how much I drink. I was very satisfied with the effect at first, as it boosted the first three days. Now that she has changed into permanent fatigue and sickness, I am by no means satisfied. I hope that the tremendous fatigue subsides after some time and does not restrict me in my everyday life.

  11. Tony M. Suarez says:
    2.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    After high doses, I got difficulty in controlling and difficulty trembling. After slow settling it gets better. Dose before 2500-0-2500. Now 1000-0-1500. so far no attack

    Side effects: Tremble
  12. Joshua D. Pollman says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Seizures continue on average every 3 months on further strong muscle twitch and tremble

    Side effects: Muscle twitching; Tremble
  13. Lisa E. Markowski says:
    2.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    Weight gain Excitement Insomnia You can live with the side effects if you know how to deal with them.

    Side effects: Insomnia; Increase in weight
  14. Mary J. Kent says:
    4.5 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    is now crept in for 3 weeks on keppra, ‘gardenale’ (an Italian antiepileptic) is discontinued so slowly because of incommensurability. the first week was the hoelle, I had suicidal thoughts, dizziness, anger, aggression, infinite fatigue … – and with 2 children 🙁 Now, 3 weeks later, the fatigue has remained, hope that at least partly gives …

  15. Murray D. Doran says:
    4.0 rating

    Keppra for Epilepsy

    I had my first epileptic seizure on the 20.07.2010 during the car ride, by luck and the hand of the Lord I missed a concrete pillar by 5cm and a tree with 30cm d like. As if by luck, my then girlfriend and me nothing happened. At that time I was only 19 years old. The first diagnosis when I came to me was epilepsy, I had previously known that it is a disease, but how complex and life-changing it is, unfortunately, I had experienced first-hand. I had a total of 6 seizures, after the 4th seizure my medication was raised from 1-0-1 to 1.5-0-1.5 Keppra. My last attack was the dreadful attack for me, then I went to school and wanted to do my state-certified mechanical engineer. I suffered him in the morning, I was in full consciousness, had three blackouts of an hour, could not talk anymore, that I wanted to say came not harsh, it was just unintelligible sentences without context. I could not even hint with hand movements what I missed because my whole right body was paralyzed. After a few minutes, the ambulance and my father were contacted, after which I was driven to the Erlangen Hospital. After my 3rd attack, my father has a Naturopathic family doctor who has tested me kinesiologisch and found a Hydrokolontherapeutin. Both of them diagnosed me with a worm in my colon that excreted the poisons that got through the colon directly into the bloodstream. This apparently resolved one month before my first attack, an optic nerve inflammation in the left eye, the epilepsy and a final optic nerve inflammation in the right eye after my last attack on 21.10.2010. By regular Hydrokolontherapieen initially 4 per week and then slowly crawl out, the colon again learning to work independently. As a result, the worms were eliminated. After checking that I no longer have worms, I started to sneak out of the Keppras. Initially 1.5-0-1.5, then 1-0-1.5, 1-0-1.25 and 1-0-1 per day in 3 month increments. When I took the 3 grams of Keppra a day and went to school, I had the first 2 weeks suicidal thoughts, was totally listless, spent virtually all day in bed, could not concentrate überhaubt, simple math tasks such as 6×8 I could no longer Calculate head, had total loss of appetite, have lost 10 kg in the first week because I drank up to 6 Lieter water a day and have eaten nothing more, I was practically completely unpowered. My dad got me to do a juice cure to Wolker and to do a therapy of a Romanian naturopath. I made Lieter homemade fresh juices on day 1, 1 Lieter juice from 1kg carrots, 3 fist sized apples and a big lemon for the eyes, 0.5 Lieter juice from 600g carrots, 200g red beets and 200g cucumber to detoxify and a juice 800g carrots and 150g parsley root for the nerves / brain. The therapy of the Romanian naturopath consisted of five capsules for the nerves in the brain and to calm, in addition magnesium and enzymes likewise for the brain to the support. Because epilepsy is also triggered by poor nutrition, nutritional deficiencies and vitamin deficiencies. Among them is also important to take a lot of vitamin B. It is a good supporter of the brain. After applying all the therapies, I am now daily on 2 grams of Keppra and found my will to live again. Bike again, go out again and meet old friends. I have always talked about what I experienced, it does not help me to sink completely and to supplement my therapy. Now I am about to start again with the technical school and to regulate my life more and more. What was very important is that I was often to convalescent doctors to do EEGs and check my physical condition. That I was not in danger of re-accumulating. I hope I have encouraged you to announce the fight of epilepsy and to try to get off the medis. Those are not a long-term solution !!! However, I have to tell you that not everyone can do it! The trial is definitely worth it! Sincerely, Thomas G.