Contains the active ingredient : Levetiracetam, which is a medicine used to treat epilepsy. It works by stabilising electrical activity in the brain.
The brain and nerves are made up of many nerve cells that communicate with each other through electrical signals. These signals must be carefully regulated for the brain and nerves to function properly. When abnormally rapid and repetitive electrical signals are released in the brain, it becomes over-stimulated and normal function is disturbed. This results in fits or seizures.
It is not fully understood how levetiracetam works to control seizures, but its mechanism appears to be different from other antiepileptic medicines.
What is it used for?
Partial seizures, with or without secondary generalised seizures in adults and children from one month of age with epilepsy. (Keppra can be used on its own to treat people aged 16 years and over with newly diagnosed epilepsy. In children aged one month and over it should be used as an additional medicine when other antiepileptic medicines have failed to fully control the seizures.)
Primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age with generalised epilepsy with no known cause (in combination with other treatments).
Myoclonic seizures in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (in combination with other treatments).
Size : 30 tablets / box