Keppra XR Drug Information
Available by prescription only, Keppra XR™ (levetiracetam XR) is a long-acting medication used to control partial seizures in people with epilepsy. Specifically, it is approved for use in combination with other medications to treat partial seizures in people 16 years of age and older. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend "off-label" uses of the drug, such as for the treatment of nerve pain and prevention of migraine headaches. Drowsiness, irritability, and the flu are some of the possible side effects.
Prior to beginning treatment with Keppra XR, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as anemia or kidney disease.
(For more information on this drug, including how it performed in clinical trials, other possible side effects, and how it works, click Keppra XR.)