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Patients should be advised that KEPPRA may cause dizziness and somnolence. Accordingly, patients should be advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery or engage in other hazardous activities until they have gained sufficient experience on KEPPRA to gauge whether it adversely affects their performance of these activities.
Patients should be advised that KEPPRA may cause changes in behavior (e.g. aggression, agitation, anger, anxiety, apathy, depression, hostility, and irritability) and in rare cases patients may experience psychotic symptoms and/or suicidal ideation.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/19/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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