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Home Knowledge Center Wellness Library levetiracetam (oral/injection)

levetiracetam (oral/injection)

Pronunciation: LEE ve tye RA se tam

Brand: Elepsia XR, Keppra, Keppra XR, Roweepra, Spritam

LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, round, white, imprinted with M 613

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, white, imprinted with M 615

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, white, imprinted with M 617

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LevETIRAcetam

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1000 mg, oval, white, imprinted with M 619

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with 250 MG, 1014

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with E 11

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, orange, imprinted with E 12

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LevETIRAcetam

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1000 mg, oval, white, imprinted with E 13

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with H, 87

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with 88, H

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, orange, imprinted with 90 H

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oblong, yellow, imprinted with L 250

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oblong, blue, imprinted with L 750

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Keppra

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with ucb 250

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Keppra

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with ucb 500

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Keppra

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750 mg, oblong, orange, imprinted with ucb 750

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Keppra

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1000 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with ucb 1000

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Keppra XR

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500 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with UCB 500XR

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Keppra XR

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750 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with UCB 750XR

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with E 10

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with E 11

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, orange, imprinted with E 12

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LevETIRAcetam

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1000 mg, oval, white, imprinted with E 13

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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500 mg, oval, white, imprinted with APO, LXR 500

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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750 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with APO, LXR 750

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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500 mg, oval, white, imprinted with APO, LXR 500

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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750 mg, oval, white, imprinted with APO, LXR 750

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with L U, X01

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with L U, X02

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, orange, imprinted with L U, X03

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LevETIRAcetam

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1000 mg, oval, white, imprinted with L U, X04

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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500 mg, oval, white, imprinted with L008

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with IG, 246

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, capsule, yellow, imprinted with IG, 247

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, capsule, pink, imprinted with IG, 248

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Keppra

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250 mg, oblong, blue, imprinted with ucb 250

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Keppra

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500 mg, oblong, yellow, imprinted with ucb 500

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Keppra

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750 mg, oblong, orange, imprinted with ucb 750

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LevETIRAcetam

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1000 mg, oval, white, imprinted with OL 1000

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LevETIRAcetam

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1000 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 7493, 9 3

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with OL 250

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LevETIRAcetam

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250 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with 7285, 9 3

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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500 mg, oval, white, imprinted with TV/7795

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with OL 500

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oblong, peach, imprinted with 54 636

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LevETIRAcetam

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500 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with 7286, 9 3

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LevETIRAcetam ER

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750 mg, oval, white, imprinted with TV/7796

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, pink, imprinted with OL 750

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LevETIRAcetam

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750 mg, oval, orange, imprinted with 7287, 9 3

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What is the most important information I should know about levetiracetam?

What is the most important information I should know about levetiracetam?

Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking levetiracetam. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Seizures may increase if you stop using levetiracetam suddenly.

What is levetiracetam?

What is levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam is used to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy, including partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and tonic-clonic seizures.

When used for partial onset seizures:

  • Extended-release (XR) levetiracetam is for adults and children at least 12 years old.
  • Spritam is for children at least 4 years old who weigh at least 44 pounds (20 kilograms).
  • Roweepra and Keppra may be used in children as young as 1 month old.

Levetiracetam is also used with other seizure medications to treat tonic-clonic seizures in people who are at least 6 years old, and myoclonic seizures in people at least 12 years old.

Levetiracetam injection is for use only in people who are least 16 years old.

Levetiracetam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking levetiracetam?

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking levetiracetam?

You should not use levetiracetam if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • depression or other mood problems;
  • mental illness or psychosis; or
  • suicidal thoughts or actions.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Different brands of this medicine are for use only in children of certain ages.

Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking levetiracetam. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

Do not start or stop seizure medication during pregnancy without your doctor's advice. Having a seizure during pregnancy could harm both mother and baby. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy.

If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of levetiracetam on the baby.

Ask a doctor if it is safe to breastfeed while using this medicine.

How should I take levetiracetam?

How should I take levetiracetam?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Levetiracetam oral is taken by mouth at the same time each day, with or without food.

Levetiracetam injection is given in a vein if you are unable to take the medicine by mouth.

Your dose needs may change if you switch to a different brand, strength, or form of this medicine. A child's dose needs may change if the child gains or loses weight. Avoid medication errors by using only the brand, form, and strength your doctor prescribes.

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

Measure liquid medicine with the supplied syringe or a dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.

Do not swallow or chew a Spritam dispersible tablet for oral suspension. Place the tablet on your tongue and take a sip of liquid. Do not swallow until the tablet has completely dissolved on your tongue.

Your kidney function may need to be tested.

Use all seizure medications as directed. Do not change your dose or stop using a medicine without your doctor's advice.

Seizures may increase if you stop using levetiracetam suddenly.. Ask your doctor before stopping the medicine.

Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card to let others know you have seizures.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, agitation, aggression, shallow breathing, weakness, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking levetiracetam?

What should I avoid while taking levetiracetam?

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.

What are the possible side effects of levetiracetam?

What are the possible side effects of levetiracetam?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel agitated, hostile, irritable, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • unusual changes in mood or behavior (unusual risk-taking behavior, being irritable or talkative);
  • confusion, hallucinations, extreme drowsiness, feeling very weak or tired;
  • loss of balance or coordination, problems with walking or movement;
  • a skin rash, no matter how mild;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding; or
  • fever, chills, weakness, or other signs of infection.

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness;
  • feeling aggressive or irritable;
  • loss of appetite;
  • stuffy nose; or
  • infection.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect levetiracetam?

What other drugs will affect levetiracetam?

Other drugs may affect levetiracetam, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about levetiracetam.

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