Medicine Overview of Keppra Tablet
Keppra 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages).
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Keppra 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Keppra 500mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It works in epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Keppra Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Keppra to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Keppra should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Keppra without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
- It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Keppra, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Keppra Tablet related warnings
Keppra 500mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Keppra 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Keppra 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain
Keppra 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Keppra 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Keppra 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Keppra 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Keppra 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions about Keppra Tablet
Keppra belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics (medicines used to treat seizures/epilepsy). It is mainly used for epilepsy form in which the seizure (fit) initially affect one side of the brain but can extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain. This can also be used as an add on drug in other types of seizures with other antiepileptic drugs.
Q. Does Keppra contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Keppra does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Keppra is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Keppra has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Keppra with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Keppra?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Keppra and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Keppra does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Keppra. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Keppra.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Keppra. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Keppra.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Keppra but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Keppra.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Keppra. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Keppra
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Keppra.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Keppra but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Keppra. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Keppra is not a psychotropic medication. Keppra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Keppra is not a steroid. Keppra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Keppra is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Keppra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Keppra is not a benzodiazepine. Keppra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Keppra with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Keppra and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that the interactions do not occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Keppra with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Keppra and paracetamol as Keppra can induce the metabolism of paracetamol and there could be an increase in metabolites of paracetamol which are hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Please consult your physician before taking the two medicines together.
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