Advertisement

Who should take levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam is used in conjunction with other medications to treat various types of epileptic seizures. This includes partial-onset seizures in adults and children 4 years or older with epilepsy; myoclonic seizures in adults and children 12 years or older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy; and tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children 6 years or older with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Your doctor can discuss with you whether levetiracetam should be added to other medications you are already taking.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

What are side effects of using anticonvulsants for bipolar?
Mark Moronell, MDMark Moronell, MD
The main side effects with anti-convulsants such as Depakote and Lamictal that are prescribed for bi...
More Answers
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
Is it safe to take anticonvulsants during pregnancy?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
There is a risk of birth defects when taking anticonvulsants during pregnancy (especially the first ...
More Answers
Does anticonvulsant use in bipolar teens have risks?
International Bipolar FoundationInternational Bipolar Foundation
Valproic acid and lamotrigine (Lamictal) and other anticonvulsants carry a Food and Drug Adminis...
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.