Side effect(s) of Levetiracetam

Review the side-effects of Levetiracetam as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

  Central Nervous System
- Drowsiness, weakness, headache, hostility, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, personality disorder, irritability, agitation, emotional lability, depression, mood swings, vertigo, anxiety, unsteadiness, seizures, memory loss, confusion, increased reflexes, tingling, aggression and suicidal behavior.

- Itching, skin discoloration, rash and loss of hair.

  Eye and ENT
- Inflammation of nasopharynx, stuffy nose, inflammation of conjunctiva, blurred vision, double vision and ear pain.

- Vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, gastroenteritis, constipation and inflammation of pancreas.

- Albumin in urine and urine abnormality.

- Easy bruising, deficiency of all three blood cell types (with bone marrow suppression in some cases).

- Abnormal LFTs (liver function test), liver failure and inflammation.

- Dehydration and weight loss.

- Neck pain.

- Increased cough, asthma and sinusitis.

-Accidental injury, infection, influenza, pain, flu syndrome, face edema and viral infection.

Other Precautions :

Do not change the dosage.

Drug Name : Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam(Keppra) generic is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for partial seizures. It works by reducing the activity in the brain. It can be used alone or with other antiepileptic medications.

Trade Names for Levetiracetam

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