Keppra is an anticonvulsant medication that the chemical composition is different from other similar tools for action. The active substance medications - levetiracetam, the effect of which is not known until the end, but found that synaptic transmission (propagation of nerve impulses), it does not break.
The efficacy of Keppra drug in focal epilepsy, as well as its more serious stages, such as paroxysmal reaction epileptiform manifestations. Judging by the reviews of Keppra, the patient's condition has stabilized after two days if you take the drug twice a day.
Release form of the drug Keppra
Keppra - coated tablets are packaged in foil blisters in a cardboard box; Dosage of:
- 250 mg.
- 500 mg.
- 1000 mg.
The drug Keppra is effective in the treatment of children over 16 years of age, adults with epilepsy who have observed partial seizures - seizures, which are accompanied by autonomic, sensory, motor, mental disorders.
Good reviews of Keppra, which is not used as a standalone tool, and include comprehensive treatment of partial seizures in adults and children over the age of 4 years (Keppra tablets) and children older than one month (solution Keppra).
Besides Keppra can be used for treating tonic-clonic seizures in adolescents over 12 years of age, adults suffering from idiopathic generalized epilepsy, myoclonic seizures in the same age group of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
Keppra can cause headache, diarrhea, asthenia, nausea, seizures, aggression, nervousness, tremor, dizziness, drowsiness, appetite loss, lability, diplopia, skin rash, tremors.
In case of overdose the stomach is washed, if necessary, carry out hemodialysis, symptomatic therapy.
Terms and Conditions of storage
Tablets Keppra should be stored in a dry place at temperatures not above 25 ° C. Shelf life - 3 years. The solution for the reception should be stored inside in a dark place at a temperature no higher than 30 ° C. Shelf life - 3 years.