Levetiracetam

Brand name

  • Sivem

Drug Class

  • Anti-seizure
  • Anti-epilepsy

Preparations

  • Tablet: 250 mg; 500 mg; 750 mg; 100 mg
  • Liquid: 100 mg/mL; 500 mg/mL; 100 mg

Indications

Adjunct therapy for treatment of partial seizure and generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

Dosing

Adults:

  • Starting dose: 250 mg po BID and titrate up to 1000 m g BID

Adverse Effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Depressed mood
  • Neck pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Restlessness
  • Shivering
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

No data available.

Precautions

Dose adjustment is needed in patients with kidney failure.

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