07.05 Levetiracetam (Keppra)

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Generic Name

levetiracetam

Trade Name

Keppra

Indication

Seizures

Action

decreases severity and incidence of seizures by inhibiting presynaptic calcium channels and reducing neurotransmitter realease

Therapeutic Class

anticonvulsants

Pharmacologic Class

pyrrolidines

Nursing Considerations

• May cause suicidal thoughts, dizziness, weakness
• May alter RBC, WBC, and liver function
• May cause somnolence
• Should be infused over 15 minutes

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