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Side Effects of Levetiracetam XR

Common Levetiracetam XR Side Effects

Levetiracetam XR has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of levetiracetam XR included:
  • Drowsiness -- in up to 8 percent of people
  • The flu -- up to 8 percent
  • Irritability -- up to 7 percent
  • Common cold symptoms -- up to 7 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 5 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 5 percent.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the levetiracetam XR side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking levetiracetam XR or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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