What are the side effects of Keppra?

The most serious side effect of Keppra (levetiracetam) is the small possibility that this drug will trigger suicidal thoughts or tendencies. Seek immediate help if you are feeling depressed, have noticeable mood changes, have hallucinations or thoughts about dying. Other serious side effects include: insomnia, extreme fatigue, double vision, increased or more severe seizures, rashes and swelling in your face or coordination issues that leave you unable to walk or move properly.

More common side effects from this medication include: loss of appetite; tiredness and forgetfulness; a feeling of weakness; headaches; general pain; or numbness or a tingling sensation in your feet or hands. Digestive issues like constipation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are also side effects from this drug. In addition to the other side effects, children who take Keppra commonly develop feelings of irritability or hostility and suffer accidental injuries.

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