Advertisement

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. 
 

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

What are side effects of anticonvulsants?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
Here are side effects of anticonvulsants:Common side effects: Each anticonvulsant has specific side ...
More Answers
Should blood levels of anticonvulsants be monitored?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
Blood levels of anticonvulsants Depakote and Tegretol must be periodically monitored (especially...
More Answers
What medications interact with anticonvulsants?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking an anticholinergic drug, metformin, primidone, rufinamide, a selective serotonin r...
More Answers
How does Topamax (topiramate) treat migraines?
Dr. Steven A. Meyers, MDDr. Steven A. Meyers, MD
No medication works for everybody, and it is not unusual to have to try several medications before y...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.