Keppra Medication Information
Keppra® (levetiracetam) is a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy. Specifically, it is designed for use in combination with other medications to treat the following types of seizures:
- Partial seizures
- Myoclonic seizures
- Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (also known as grand mal seizures).
The medicine is sold in the form of a tablet or a liquid that is usually taken by mouth twice daily. If you are unable to take it orally, an injectable form of the medication is also available.
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using Keppra, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have anemia, kidney problems, or any allergies.
(To learn more about this medication, click Keppra. This article takes an in-depth look at how to use this drug, potential side effects, what to do if you miss a dose, and more.)