I was seizure free on Keppra XR for 8 months, but had a couple of small breakthroughs and one tonic-clonic directly after eating oranges or drinking orange juice. I have decided to avoid fruit juices completely until more information is available. I read several articles about medications that are blocked from entering the bloodstream but anticonvulsants were not listed -- so I'm using common sense. Can other patients taking Keppra XR expect any new/updated information in the patient information leaflets, or is this topic not yet a concern for UCB? Thank you, in advance, for your response.
22 Apr 2010
I have never heard of a problem with orange juice i was told though not to eat or drink grapefruit because of the acid level in the fruit.I took Keppra my self at last year but was told that with all my seizure meds that the acids in the juice were not good for me.Check carten for acid level in orange juice and call docter would be my best advise.Also in my case meds don't always keep you seizure free,talk to your docter maybe about different med or raising your dosage though i don't now how much you take now.Hope i can help
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