Generic Name(s): Levetiracetam
Drug Class: Anti-epileptic agents
Keppra is an antiepileptic drug that is also known as anticonvulsant medication. Keppra is used in the treatment of partial onset seizures in children that are over one month old and myoclonic seizures in adults and children that are 12 years and above.
Keppra is a drug classified under the group of medications called anticonvulsants. Keppra is used together with other drugs to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy in adults and children aged at least four years. Keppra is also used to treat tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children aged at least six years.
Keppra can treat myoclonic seizures in adults and children aged at least twelve years as well. Keppra works by reducing abnormal excitement in the brain. Note that Keppra controls seizures but does not cure them. Its dosage is based on the patient’s medical condition, kidney function and response to treatment.