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What happens if I miss a dose (Keppra, Keppra XR)?
If you have missed your dose by only a few hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Keppra, Keppra XR)?
Seek emergency medical treatment if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, agitation, aggression, shallow breathing, weakness, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of levetiracetam and may also increase the risk of seizures.
Levetiracetam can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with levetiracetam. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about levetiracetam.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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