Levetiracetam

What is Levetiracetam?

This is the drug used to treat the Grand mal seizure, epilepsy.

Questions and answers on "Levetiracetam"

Is there a interaction between Levetiracetam and Carbamazepine?

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Brief Answer:
There is interaction between Levetiracetam and carbamazepine

Detailed Answer:
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Levitiracetam taken along with carbamazepine can increase drowsiness, sleepiness, tiredness and impaired thinking. In people above 60 years ,the combination...

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my husband is taking levetiracetam to prevent seizures. He had brain bleed surgery last week.
The medicine, Levetiracetam, is causing painful and frequent urination. What should he do?
His dosage is 1000mg twice a day.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It usually does not cause such issues.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

If you would have presented to me with such a complaint,I would have told you that Levetiracetam is not known to cause...

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hi,doctor. my daughter is suffuring from epilepsy and taking levetiracetam. I noticed that you mentioned Levipil is the safest drug for epilepsy. is it the different name of levetiracetam?

sorry, I made mistake. I am 50 year old,and my daughter is 23

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Levipil is one of the trade names of Levetiracetam.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is yes, Levipil is one of trade names of Levetiracetam.

Hope I helped you.

Take...

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My partner fell down the stairs on Monday 21st Dec, and has 2 hairline #'s, one on each side of her head and a # ear bone as well. She naturally is in a lot of pain and cannot take the Codeine that they gave her with Levetiracetam, can she take Tramadol at all? She is a fragile 65 year old female. She came out of Hospital on Christmas Eve but is still very woozy when she moves or gets up.
Yours,
Suzanne.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Minor interaction, can take tramadol

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Tramadol lowers the level of levetiracetam in the body and can precipitate seizures in epileptic patients.
However, if there is no history of seizures or...

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I have a seizure disorder and was takeing gabapentin 400mg three times daily. now I am takeing aptiom 800mg in the morning and levetiracetam 500mg twice a day. I may run out of levetiracetam before I get my refill by mail. can I take the gabapentin for a few days and should I drop the aptiom and go to my original routine of 2 gabapentin three times a day?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Continue aptiom and no need to switch medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible.

First of all, it is sad to know what you had been experiencing lately. Based on the history you...

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My daughter is 15 yrs old .recently she has done a sleep deprive test and her report says ( General spike and poly spike wave discharge noted consistent with a primary generalised epilepsy ) .when ever is late night for studies or any tention she has jerks on her hands . Now the doctor prescribed her levipil 500 . As a mother I'm very worried how safe is levipil for her Age .plus will there any problem after her marriage in conceiving or any other related issue .pls guide me

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Levipil is safe for her.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your daughter's symptoms, EEG report and current medications.

She is most probably suffering from a type of epilepsy, called as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME).

The most effective drugs...

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Does the drug keppra make a patient angry? My e-mail is YYYY@YYYY .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes irritability is common side effect of keppra

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us. I can understand your concern.

Keppra contains levetiracetam and irritability occurs in almost 10% of the patients taking it. In many patients it goes away with time but in others drug...

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Do prolong taking of eptoin Er 300 mg can reduce the platelet count?

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Brief Answer:
Change eptoin with other drugs like levetiracetam or Valproate

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Rarely eptoin can lead to decreased platelets.
In suspected cases, it should be changed with other available antiepileptics like...

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im taking pyridoxine, levetiracetam, and lamotrigine,
my question is if any of these medications would interact in a negative way with the local anesthesia that a dentis uses.




doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query. I do not see any likelihood that these medicines would negatively interact with local anesthesia of the dentist. You need not worry.

Feel free to write back....

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I have aches and pain throughout parts of my body, like in feet, hands, legs, arms and back, ect. in my body primarily in my muscles and bones, it is minor pain sometimes last all day or hours, ect..it all depends but its like stiffness as well. The pain comes and goes. It all depends. What causes aches and pain in your muscles and bones? Can you tell me what causes this pain? How can I get it checked out if I don't know what is causing it. I feel weakened by it.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Probably aches related to Levetiracetam use.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

In your case, symptoms you describe, can be related to Levetiracetam and/or oxycarbasepine use, however, there is need to evaluate/...

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Recent questions on  Levetiracetam

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my son is almost 15,he s epileptic and takes keppra. he has developed urinary incontinence during the day. he just started keppra 3 mos. ago, could it be related to the med, or is there something else going on. he does not show any signs of seizure activity when this happens, usually he is laughing, but says he does not feel the urge and can t stop once he starts. very frustrating.

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Im a 20 year old female and ive had seizure disorders for the past 9 years and i take a daily medication of keppra (500 mg 2 every morning-2 every night) for the past 4 years. I want to know if i am able to take birth control pills without my daily medication effecting it?

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Dear Dr, my son have Jacksonian left sided seizures since he was 19 months old. He is 3.5 yrs old now. He had seizure attack 4 times since then. He is on Keppra n Trioptal medication... since last year may he is fine with the medications. My hubby who is 34yr old now, had 1 attack of seizure in last november. My question is is seizures hereditary? If we have another child, will that child also tends to get the seizure? If so means how much percentage of chances are there the other child also getting the seizures? Please waiting for the reply...

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My seven year old has been on keppra for one full month now, and she has been complaining of not being able to see the writing on the white board at school. We had her vision tested before she started school in august and the optometrist said she may develop problems up close but that should be it. Could the keppra be effecting her vision? Thank you Tyne

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I was doing training last week for my job, and the next thing I know I am in the hospital not knowing what is going on. I guess I was told I was having a seizure I was staring and not responding to my classmates so they told our instructor and...

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I take a total of 3000 mg of Leviteracitam daily and want to know what I can do about the diaharia side effect? I tried Acidophilus to no avail.

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I was recently diagnosed with seizures (no convulsions) and give keppra 500mg 2x daily. Dr lower to 1x daily at night yesterday because I can't function on meducation. Episodes are occurring on a good 2x week and last a minimum of 24 hours. I...

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