Keppra side effects

What side effects can Levetiracetam have?

Below you will find the most important information about possible known side effects of Levetiracetam.
These side effects do not occur, but you can. Because every person reacts differently to medication. Please also note that the type and frequency of side effects may vary depending on the drug formulation (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

Ingestion
Very common side effects:
Weakness, drowsiness, behavioral problems.

Common side effects:
increase in frequency of injury, headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, impaired coordination, memory disorders, shaking, depression, drowsiness, mood swings, hostility, aggression, anger, sleep disorders, nervousness, tremors, skin lesions such as rash, dizziness , Double vision, blurred vision.

Occasional and rare side effects:
delusions, psychosis.

Very rare or occasional side effects:
Significant weight loss.

Side effects without frequency:
Changes in the blood count such as neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia.

Infusion
Very common side effects:
runny nose, drowsiness, headache.

Common side effects:
Refrain from eating, depression, hostility, aggression, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, irritability, spasms, balance disorders, dizziness (vertigo), lack of drive, tremors, cough, abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea and vomiting , Rash, weakness, fatigue.

Occasional side effects:
Lack of platelets, lack of white blood cells, weight loss, weight gain, suicide attempt, suicidal thoughts, mental disorders, abnormal behavior, delusions, anger, confusion, panic attack, mental vulnerability, mood swings, excitement, memory loss , Impairment of memory, disorders of movement control, gait disorders, nervous disorders, attention deficit disorder, double vision, blurred vision, abnormal liver function test, hair loss, eczema, itching, muscle weakness, muscle pain, injury.

Rare side effects:
infection, lack of all blood cells, lack of neutrophils blood cells, absence of granulocytes, suicide, personality disorders, abnormal thinking, involuntary curvature and bending, involuntary tongue and lip movements, overactivity, pancreatitis, liver failure, Hepatitis, severe skin reactions (toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme).

Special features:
The side effects affecting the brain and nervous system decrease in frequency and severity in the course of treatment.

Apparently taking the drug increases suicidal tendency, so patients should be monitored carefully.

What interactions does Levetiracetam show?

Please note that the interactions may vary depending on the drug formulation of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

So far there are no reports of interactions with other drugs.

Potential Keppra side effects may include: