Levetiracetam is used to treat and prevent seizures.
Take levetiracetam regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with levetiracetam including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. ginkgo) or recreational drugs (e.g. ecstasy).
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Skin rash, skin peeling or blisters
|Stop taking and see your doctor immediately|
Increased risk of infection - symptoms may include: fever, chills, sore throat, aches and pains, tiredness, pain when peeing, mouth ulcers
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Confusion, irritability, loss of co-ordination/walking or handwriting problems, memory loss, mood changes, nervousness
|Tell your doctor|
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache
Weakness, tingling or numbness
Changes in vision, eye infection (in children)
Stomach upset, loss of appetite
Cough, runny or blocked nose, sore throat, sore ears (in children)
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed