Without a Prescription
Keppra is an antiepileptic drug. Keppra is prescribed with other drugs to treat certain types of seizures.
Keppra works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
Keppra is prescribed in combination with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy.
Keppra is in a class of drugs called anticonvulsants.
Keppra is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Kidney disease;
- Suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Keppra, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Keppra or any other medications.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Keppra, call your doctor. Do not breastfeed while you are taking Keppra.
Do not take Keppra with any of the following drugs:
Keppra side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Breathing problems;
- Dark urine;
- General ill feeling or flu-like symptoms;
- Problems with balance, talking, walking;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying;
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
- Dizzy, drowsy;
- Loss of appetite;
- Unsteady walking;
- Coordination problems;
- Agitation or hostility;
- Numbness burning or tingling in the hands or feet;
- Loss of appetite;
- Changes in skin color
- Decreased consciousness or loss of consciousness;