Is Keppra safe for children?

Keppra is safe for children over four years of age, but the safety of this drug has not been determined in younger children. Keppra is given to epileptic children over four years of age as a treatment for partial onset seizures. It is also given to children 12 years of age and older who have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Additionally, some children over five years of age with specific types of generalized epilepsy may also be prescribed Keppra. Studies have associated Keppra use in children with fatigue, unusual sleepiness and behavioral changes. 

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