... He was on Dilantin for seizures but was switched to Keppra. He is having severe edema or water rentention all over. Has anyone had an adverse reaction like this to Keppra. It is the only med that has been changed and edema started a few weeks after. His heart is fine we had that checked. I am just at a loss as to what to do. I can't find anythng referring to this on the adverse reaction websites. Please help. Thanks, from ycmc
Brain Tumor - Husband was diagnosed June '09 can someone help w/ med question?
- 9 Dec 2009 by ycmc
- 12 September 2012
- dilantin, keppra, seizures, brain tumor, anxiety, edema
Added 9 Dec 2009:
I checked for drug interactions as was suggested but there are none. His Doctors are puzzled about this too. They keep restricting his water intake but it is not helping. The only thing that has helped is when he was admitted to the hosp and was put on IV Lasix.
It could be a interaction that Keppra is having with another medication I would either check with your pharmacist since the can check how his other medications interact with Keppra or call yor doctor and let him be aware of what is going on. I think he should be made aware of it anyway. This is just what I would do . Edema is something that should be investigated to find the source. It never hurts to be on the safe side and ask questions. Good Luck and God Bless I will kedp your husband in my prayers. I hope your husbands prognosis is a good one. I will also keep you in my prayers.
I take 2500 mg of Keppra along with Limbitrol and some meds if I have an "aura" that one is coming on!
I have never heard of the reaction you mention above for Keppra alone, if he still has the tumor or a partial resection, that can cause his brain to swell, has he been checked for any infections at the surgery site? Is he taking any steroids? Decaadron was a neccesarry evil for me, it swelled me up like a dumpling! I refused to take it after awhile!
Have you gone directly to the Krppra website yet? If not here is thier website address:
There is a llink there that you can click on for more info on the meds used, and it also does a great job of explaiing different types os sesizure. There is anothe site I will keep looking for, it is a site diectly to Keppra xr (als0 know as the drug Levetiracetam, Sometimes it takes a combonation of drugs to work dependent of type and how the patient has,
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