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How effective is Keppra in treating focal seizures (only right

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: How effective is Keppra in treating focal seizures (only right arm and leg spasms} after removal of Meningioma left side of brain over motor area, and in what doses?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
it's used as adjuvant therapy mainly, the usual dose is 2000 mg/day.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The mostly used dose of Keppra is 2000mg/day given twice a day i.e. 1000mg/dose.

Keppra is used as an adjuvant therapy (add-on) to control mainly partial seizures regardless of the causing condition (including the removal of supratentorial meningioma). Its use results in seizure reduction in about 25-30% of cases, being seizure free values are about 5%.

Hope this helps.

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