Levetiracetam is classified as an anticonvulsant which stops the spread of seizure activity through the brain. Its mechanism of action is not known. It is used to prevent partial-onset seizures, in which patients are conscious at the time of convulsions, tonic-clonic seizures, in which patients lose consciousness, and myoclonic seizures, which are brief muscle jerks with full consciousness.
Dose–levetiracetam is available in tablets. The usual dose is 500 to 1500mg twice daily.
Common side effects:
- Decreased appetite
- High blood level of eosinophils (cells associated with allergies and parasites)
- Low energy
- Stuffy nose
- Irritated throat
Cost of Keppra
The price of levetiracetam ranges from $9.00 to $40.00 for 60 tablets, strength 500mg, with a coupon. To find a pharmacy near you click here.
How to obtain levetiracetam
Keppra is a prescription medication, available only with a prescription from a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can prevent seizures remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Keppra online.