What is Keppra?

Keppra (levetiracetam) is classified as an anticonvulsant medication used in combination with other drugs to treat specific types of epileptic seizures in adults and children. Keppra treats partial onset seizures in epileptic adults and children older than four years of age. Adolescents 12 years of age and older take Keppra to treat myoclonic seizures associated with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Adults and children six years of age and older who have some kind of generalized epilepsy, can take Keppra to help with primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. This drug treats seizures by lowering abnormal levels of excitement in the brain.

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