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Levetiracetam

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Levetiracetam?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Anemia or any other blood disorder
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Levetiracetam to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Who Makes It?

Currently, levetiracetam is made by UCB, Inc.
 

How Does It Work?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder caused by recurring, brief changes in the brain's electrical system. These changes in brain activity can lead to a seizure (see Epilepsy Symptoms). It is not known exactly how levetiracetam works to prevent partial seizures in people with epilepsy. In fact, studies have shown that it does not work like any other seizure medication.
 
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