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Roweepra vs. Keppra

Are Roweepra and Keppra the Same Thing?

Roweepra (levetiracetam) and Keppra (levetiracetam) are antiseizure (antiepileptic) drugs often used in conjunction with other drugs to treat types of seizures in people with epilepsy.

Side effects of Roweepra and Keppra that are similar include drowsiness, weakness, infection, dizziness, fatigue/tiredness, aggression/hostility, stuffy nose, and decreased appetite.

Side effects of Roweepra that are different from Keppra include irritability.

Side effects of Keppra that are different from Roweepra include accidental injury and nervousness.

Roweepra may interact with other drugs.

Keppra may interact with phenytoin, valproate, oral contraceptives, digoxin, warfarin, and probenecid.

Antiepileptic drugs, including both Roweepra and Keppra, should be withdrawn gradually to minimize the potential of increased seizure frequency.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Roweepra?

Common side effects of Roweepra include:

  • drowsiness,
  • weakness,
  • infection, and
  • dizziness.

Common side effects of Roweepra in children include:

  • fatigue,
  • aggression,
  • stuffy nose,
  • decreased appetite, and
  • irritability.

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including Roweepra, increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in patients taking these drugs for any indication. Tell your doctor if this occurs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Keppra?

Common side effects of Keppra include:

  • drowsiness,
  • weakness,
  • infection,
  • loss of appetite,
  • stuffy nose,
  • tiredness, and
  • dizziness.

Side effects of Keppra in children include

  • sleepiness,
  • accidental injury,
  • hostility, nervousness, and
  • weakness.

What Is Roweepra?

Roweepra (levetiracetam) is an antiseizure (antiepileptic) drug indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients one month of age and older with epilepsy, myoclonic seizures in patients 12 years of age and older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients 6 years of age and older with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Roweepra is available in generic form.

What Is Keppra?

Keppra (levetiracetam) is an anti-epileptic drug (AED) (antoconvulsant) often used in conjunction with other drugs to treat types of seizures in people with epilepsy.

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What Drugs Interact With Roweepra?

Roweepra may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Keppra?

Keppra may interact with alcohol.

How Should Roweepra Be Taken?

The Roweepra dosing regimen depends on the indication, age group, dosage form (tablets or oral solution), and renal function.

How Should Keppra Be Taken?

Keppra (levetiracetam) is available in pills in the following dosages and colors: 250 mg (blue), 500 mg (yellow), 750 mg (orange), and 1,000 mg (white). Keppra (levetiracetam) is also available as a clear, colorless grape-flavored liquid at a concentration of 100 mg/mL. Drug interactions include phenytoin, valproate, oral contraceptives, digoxin, warfarin, and probenecid. Keppra (levetiracetam) should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Keppra (levetiracetam) is excreted in breast milk. Women must talk to their doctors to decide whether to discontinue nursing or the drug.

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Reviewed on 10/15/2019
References
Dailymed. Roweepra Product Information

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=eb66dee6-1d92-4b2d-ae4a-232faf129f24

UCB. Keppra Product Information.

https://www.ucb.com/our-products/Products/keppra%C2%AE-epilepsy
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