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Kepra Information

Kepra is an allopathic medicine The correct dosage of Kepra depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Kepra Benefits & Uses

Kepra is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Kepra Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Recommended for above 4 years old

Kepra Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Kepra safe for pregnant women?


    Kepra can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Kepra, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Kepra safe during breastfeeding?


    Kepra has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Kepra on the Kidneys?


    Kepra rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Kepra on the Liver?


    Kepra is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Kepra on the Heart?


    Using Kepra does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Kepra with Other Drugs

Kepra should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Kepra Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Kepra unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Kepra

  • Is this Kepra habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Kepra.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Kepra. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Kepra is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, in many cases, taking Kepra can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Kepra Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Kepra


    It is safe to take Kepra with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Kepra


    Taking alcohol with Kepra can be dangerous.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Kepra

Question about 5 years ago

Does Kepra cause hair loss?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Kepra cause hair loss. However, the exact cause of hair loss is unknown but it is presumed that this drug causes temporary thinning of hairs. Hair loss induced by this drug is reversible in nature and it goes away after discontinuation of this drug.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Kepra cause constipation?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Kepra might cause constipation. It is a rare side effect of this drug and the exact cause behind constipation is unknown. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug then try to take laxative such as Isabgol and eat less spicy highly fibrous food.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Kepra on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, Kepra should not be discontinued without doctors advice because sudden discontinuation of this drug might result in withdrawal seizures. You should decrease the dose of medicine gradually as per your doctor's instruction to avoid withdrawal seizure. Hence, you are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Kepra a steroid?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

No, Kepra is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drug known as antiepileptics (pyrrolidine anticonvulsants).

Question over 5 years ago

What is Kepra?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Kepra is a brand name of levetiracetam and is available in the form of tablet, syrup, and injection. It belongs to the class of drug known as antiepileptics (pyrrolidine anticonvulsants). It is a prescription drug which is used for the treatment of epilepsy (seizures).



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Keppra® (levetiracetam)

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 765-767

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 420



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