Keppra - an anticonvulsant.
Keppra is an anticonvulsant medication that the chemical composition is different from other similar means of action.
The active substance of the drug - levetiracetam, the effect of which has not been fully studied, but found that synaptic transmission (propagation of nerve impulses), it does not break.
The efficacy of the drug Keppra in focal epilepsy, as well as its more serious stages, such as fotoparoksizmalnaya reaction epileptiform manifestations.
Judging by the reviews of Keppra, the patient's condition has stabilized after two days of taking the drug if the two p / day.
Release form of the drug Keppra
Keppra release tablets, solutions for internal use.
The drug is effective in the treatment of children older than 16 liters., Adults with epilepsy who have had partial seizures - seizures, which are accompanied by autonomic, sensory, motor, mental disorders.
Good reviews of Keppra, which is used not as a standalone tool, and include comprehensive treatment of partial seizures in adults and children older than 4 years (tablet) and children older than one month (solution).
Besides Keppra can be used for the treatment of tonic-clonic seizures in adolescents over 12l., Adults suffering from idiopathic generalized epilepsy, myoclonic seizures in the same age group of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
Keppra Guide: how to use
The tablets are taken orally, while they receive from the time the meal is independent. They drink their two p / day.
The initial daily dosage of Keppra for children after 16 liters., Adults is 1000mg, which take two p / day. Dosage should be gradually be increased to 3000mg - take the drug two p / day of 1500mg.
No dosage adjustment is required for patients suffering from chronic renal insufficiency, the elderly.
Side effects of the drug Keppra
Keppra can cause headache, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, cramps, aggression, nervousness, tremor, dizziness, drowsiness, poor appetite, lability, diplopia, skin rashes, tremors.
In case of overdose the stomach is washed, if necessary, carry out hemodialysis, symptomatic therapy.
The drug Keppra according to the instructions contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding for children up to 16 liters, with hypersensitivity.
It does not rule out the possibility of the drug during pregnancy, but the assignment is carried out in such extreme cases.
Do not combine the active ingredient Keppra with other drugs, relieves spasms: phenobarbital, carbamazepine, phenytoin, lamtridzhinom, gabapentin, valproic acid, primidone.
The likelihood of developing anorexia increased with a combination of Keppra with topiramate.
Keppra at a daily dose of 1 g does not affect the biochemical transformation in the organism of levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol (oral contraceptive regimens), in a dosage 2r - transformation digoxin, warfarin.
No data on the interaction of levetiracetam with alcohol.