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Side Effects of Levetiracetam XR

Some side effects of levetiracetam XR, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These may include hallucinations, worsening of seizures, or unexplained hives. However, most side effects are mild and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. Some of these more common side effects include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness.

An Introduction to Levetiracetam XR Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with levetiracetam XR (Keppra XR™); however, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with levetiracetam XR. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of levetiracetam XR side effects with you.)
 

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of levetiracetam XR, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Depression, anxiety, aggression, or other emotional changes
  • Hallucinations, delusions, or other psychotic changes
  • Worsening of seizures
  • Extreme drowsiness that does not seem to be improving
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
     
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Levetiracetam XR Medication

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