Levetiracetam for Epilepsy
Why It Is Used
Levetiracetam (Keppra) may be used to help control Reference partial seizures Opens New Window in adults. It is usually used with, not instead of, other antiepileptic medicines (add-on, or adjunctive, therapy).
Levetiracetam may also be used alone or in combination with other epilepsy drugs to treat seizures that affect the entire brain (generalized) in adults. Or it may be used alone or in combination with other epilepsy medicines in children who have Reference Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or absence seizures.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 26, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology