Keppra Uses

How Does Keppra Work?

During a seizure, brain cells (neurons) may fire as many as 500 times per second, much faster than the normal rate of about 80 times per second. It is not known exactly how Keppra works to prevent partial seizures in people with epilepsy. In fact, studies have shown that Keppra does not work like any other seizure medication.

Keppra Uses in Children

Keppra is approved to treat partial seizures in children age one month and older and generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures in children age six years and older. For myoclonic seizures, it is approved for adolescents age 12 and over. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Keppra in children.

Off-Label Keppra Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Keppra for something other than for the uses discussed above. At this time, off-label Keppra uses include:
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