Keppra Levetiracetam and/or alternatives
Keppra 250mgManufacturer: UCB Pharma Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
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Manufacturer: Intas Source Country : India
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Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Source Country : India
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Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Keppra
Keppra is an oral anti-epileptic medicine. It is indicated for the treatment of partial onset seizure and tonic-clonic seizures (for patients of or above 6 years of age) and myoclonic seizures (for patients of or above 12 years of age). Moreover, it is also used for the treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (for patients of or above 6 years of age). Levetiracetam is the generic name of this medication.
This anti-epileptic drug is available in the following strengths: Keppra 250mg, Keppra 500mg, Keppra 750mg, Keppra 1000mg and as a grape flavored liquid Keppra 100mg/ml. The Keppra tablets contain Levetiracetam, and their inactive ingredients are croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol 3350, talc, titanium dioxide polyethylene glycol 6000, colloidal silicon dioxide and polyvinyl alcohol. Its oral solution contains an active ingredient of 100 mg Levetiracetam per ml.
Indications & amp; Dosage of Keppra
In patients with partial onset seizures, the recommended dose is Keppra 1000mg per day divided into 2 doses. The treatment should be initiated with 1000mg Keppra a day. An increase in the dose of Keppra 1000mg a day can be given every 15 days to achieve a maximum dose of 3000mg Keppra. Pediatric patients between 4 to 16 years of age should be given 2 divided doses of Keppra 20 mg/kg which is increased every 15 days to attain a daily dose of 60 Keppra mg/kg.
The recommended dose for patients 12 years and above with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is Keppra 1000mg a day, which is to be increased by Keppra 1000mg per day every 15 days to achieve a daily dose of Keppra 3000mg. In patients aged between 6 to 16 years, treatment initiates with Keppra 20 mg/kg a day and is increased every 15 days by increments of Keppra 20 mg/kg to attain a dose of Keppra 60 mg/kg a day. The recommended dose of Keppra for patients with impaired renal function is dependent on the status of a patient’s renal function.
Keppra therapy should be immediately stopped if a patient exhibits worsening symptoms such as agitation, depression, anxiety, restlessness and mood changes which could lead to impaired thinking.
Side Effects & amp; Interactions of Keppra
Few of the less serious side effects reported in patients who buy Keppra are-
- Sore throat and runny nose
- Neck pain
- Feeling irritable
- Spinning sensation and dizziness
You should immediately consult a doctor if you exhibit the following severe side effects:
- Fever, chills, flu symptoms and body aches
- Lack of coordination and weakness
- Increasing or worsening seizures
- Stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, nausea
- Yellowish skin or eyes (jaundice)
You should not buy Keppra online if you are allergic to Levetiracetam or have kidney disease. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should take Keppra only as per a doctor’s prescription.
Warnings & amp; Precautions of Keppra
There are many drugs that can interact with Keppra. Let your doctor know about all drugs you are currently taking before taking Keppra. Additionally, there are 3 disease interactions with Keppra. These include hemodialysis, hematologic abnormalities and renal dysfunction.