What are the side effects of Keppra?
yes it is absolutely fine to reduce dose of keppra
Thanks for writing back.I am answering your query after long time and I am happy to know that you are fine and solian was removed.
Keppra is used off lable as mood stabilizer. You may be aware that in long run it can cause some mood and behaviour symptoms in 5-15% of patients. As you are fine and no solian is there I am completely agree that dose of keppra should be reduced. Any mood stabilizer should be used in minimum possible dose as per guidlines when there is stable patient.
Even any medicine should be used in minimum effective dose.
If I were your treating doctor I would like to reduce it up to 1250 mg for two weeks and then will shift on 1000 mg as you are using it since long.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be happy to help further.
Dr Chintan Solanki.
I prefer to reduce keppra first
I am probably aware about your case in detail. I know that after gradually increasing the dose of lexapro you improved significantly. Keppra was there before that.
Considering this history I would like to reduce keppra first. Lexapro reduction should not be done at this stage also. Its reduction should be done after we reach minimum possible dose of keppra.
Zyprexa and lexapro work in very different manner.So we
should not reduce lexapro at this point as zyprexa is working.
Hope this answers your concern. Feel free to discuss further if need.
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