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Keppra (Levetiracetam)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Keppra750 mg

Generic Equivalent of Keppra

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Levetiracetam250 mg
Levetiracetam500 mg
Levetiracetam750 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Keppra?

A Prescription is required to acquire Keppra from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Is The Drug Keppra Used for?

Keppra is prescribed for reducing the number of seizures along with other seizure medicines, in adults of 18 years of age and above.

How Does Keppra Work In The Body?

The medicine Keppra contains levetiracetam which belongs to a class of medicines called as antiepileptics (drugs that treat epilepsy). This medication does not cure epilepsy and is only used to control seizures as long as the medication is taken. It works by affecting the transmission of nerve signals in the brain.

What is the generic form of Keppra?

The generic form of Keppra is levetiracetam and is manufactured by Mylan.

How Is Keppra Supplied and Stored?

Keppra is manufactured by Lundbeck and is available in the dosage form of 750 mg in bottles of 120 tablets. The generic version of Keppra (levetiracetam) is available in 250 mg, 500 mg and 750 mg dosage forms in the packaging of 100 tablets.

The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Keppra?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Keppra 750 mg at an unbeatable price of $599 for a supply of 120 tablets, which is $4.99 per tablet. The generic form of Keppra (levetiracetam) 750 mg is available at a price of $89, for a supply of 100 tablets, which is 0.89 per unit. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

What Kind Of Seizures Is Keppra Used For?

Keppra is used as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures, myoclonic seizures, and tonic-clonic seizures.

Is Keppra A Controlled Substance?

The drug Keppra belongs to a class of anticonvulsants or antiepileptic drugs. Keppra is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Is Keppra The Same As Gabapentin?

Keppra (levetiracetam) and gabapentin are both antiepileptic drugs. Gabapentin is an old seizure disorder medicine that is now used to treat nerve-related pain caused due to different conditions. Keppra is mainly used for preventing seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Is Keppra Used To Treat Bipolar?

Keppra (levetiracetam) is a drug used to reduce seizures. Drugs belonging to the same class as levetiracetam, for example, carbamazepine and valproate have been used as substitute medications or as an adjunct to lithium to improve bipolar symptoms. Clinical trials are being conducted to study the efficacy and safety of Keppra in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Can Keppra Cause Memory Problems?

Loss of memory and memory impairment, have been listed as side effects caused by Keppra in its prescribing information. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional.

Can Keppra Cause Suicidal Thoughts?

A small number of people may have thoughts of suicide (harming or killing themselves) when taking antiepileptic drugs such as Keppra. If at any time you have these thoughts, immediately contact your doctor. However, do not discontinue Keppra on your own.

How Should I Take Keppra?

You should take Keppra exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take Keppra tablets twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, at the same time every day. The usual start dose is 1000 mg divided into two doses. Your dose may be increased after two weeks, depending on your condition. You can take Keppra with or without food.

Can I Just Stop Taking Keppra?

It is very important that you take Keppra exactly as your doctor has instructed. Do not stop taking it abruptly. Never change the dose yourself. Stopping Keppra all of a sudden can lead to seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus) which is a very serious problem.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Keppra?

Keppra might affect your mental alertness and coordination. It is important not to drive or operate any machinery until you know how Keppra affects you.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Keppra?

It is generally recommended not to take Keppra and alcohol together. Since both alcohol and Keppra affect the nervous system both can potentiate the effects of each other.

How is Keppra Metabolized in Body?

Keppra is not extensively metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 7±1 hour.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Keppra?

Like all other medications, Keppra can also cause side effects. The most common side effects include sleepiness, weakness, infection such as a common cold, dizziness, changes in behavior and mood like anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, nervousness, personality disorder, and hostility. Some other side effects of Keppra include lack of coordination, vertigo (sensation of rotation), abnormal thinking, and memory loss (amnesia), bruising, toothache, sore throat, runny nose, stuffed nose/head (sinusitis), tiredness, hair loss (hair grows back after Keppra is discontinued). Other uncommon side effects include suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting yourself, severe allergic reactions with symptoms such as swelling of the face, eyes, or tongue, difficulty swallowing, wheezing, hives and itching, rash, fever, abdominal cramps, chest discomfort or tightness, difficulty breathing, unconsciousness, serious skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) with symptoms such as combination of itchy skin rash, redness, blistering and peeling of the skin and/or inside of the lips, eyes, mouth, nasal passages or genitals, accompanied by fever, chills, headache, cough, body aches or swollen glands, joint pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine. These are not all the possible side effects of Keppra. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your doctor immediately.

When Should You Not Take Keppra?

Do not take Keppra if you are allergic to levetiracetam or any other ingredients in Keppra.

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Keppra?

Before you start taking Keppra, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have any health problems including the ones you had in the past
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have an unusual allergy to other antiepileptic drugs
  • Are taking any prescription or over the counter medications
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. Taking more than one antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy can increase the chance of birth defects in the unborn baby. You and your doctor will have to decide of Keppra is right for you while you while you are pregnant.
  • Are breastfeeding. Keppra is known to pass into breast milk and may cause harm to the unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide whether you should take Keppra, or breastfeed, but not both.

What Medicines Can Interact With Keppra?

It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Keppra include:
  • Oral contraceptives such as estrogen. If you are a female patient who is taking an oral contraceptive, watch for irregular menstruation or spotting and immediately report such occurrences to your doctor as this may be an indication that the oral contraceptive is not working properly and you might get pregnant.
  • Methotrexate (a medicine used to treat many types of cancers, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Where Can I Buy Keppra Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Keppra can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Keppra Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.ucb-canada.ca/_up/ucbpharma_ca_en/documents/Keppra-pm-en-14sep2016.pdf
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/021035s078s080,021505s021s024lbl.pdf
3. https://medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/keppra
4. https://www.drugs.com/keppra.html
5. https://www.iodine.com/compare/neurontin-vs-keppra
6. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT00015769
7. https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/alcohol-abuse/alcohol-and-keppra/#gref
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