What is Keppra used for?
Keppra is a medicine to treat partial
seizures in adults. It is taken with other seizure medicines to help control seizures.
Special Warning(s) with Keppra:
Some people taking Keppra can get serious reactions including:
- Sleepiness or feeling tired
- Difficulty coordinating muscles normally, (e.g., abnormal walk)
- Agitation, anxiety, and other mood changes
- Decrease ability to cope with daily life events
- Feeling depressed or worsening depression
- Thoughts of suicide
Talk to your doctor before stopping Keppra or any other seizure medicine.
Stopping a seizure medicine all at once can cause status epilepticus, a serious problem.
General Precautions with Keppra:
Keppra may cause drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate complex machinery
until you know how Keppra affects you.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Tell your doctor or health care provider if you are pregnant or plan to become
pregnant. Keppra may cause birth defects. If you are taking Keppra while pregnant, tell
your health care provider to register you in the Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry by
Tell your doctor if you are nursing or planning to nurse your baby. It is not
known whether Keppra is passed through breast milk to the baby.
Tell your doctor or health care provider if you have a history of kidney
Tell your doctor about any other medicines you may be taking, including
What are some possible side effects of Keppra? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Keppra. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The most common side effects are:
For more detailed information about Keppra, ask your health care provider.
Date Posted: 3/15/01