Had my first seizure 2 weeks ago. All medical work up has been negative (CT; MRI; EEG; Echo; Labs). Have been on Keppra 500mg twice a day and have noticed frequent burping and flatulence.
I took Keppra briefly (not for epilepsy, but to prevent migraines), and I also notices increased flatulence and gas/bloating in general. So yes, Keppra can cause these side-effects.
There are many many drugs out there to prevent seizures - perhaps Keppra isn't the right one for you. I'd seek the advice of your neurologist ASAP if these symptoms are bothering you, and ask if you could try another anti-epileptic medication.
- Keppra Information for Consumers
- Keppra Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keppra (detailed)
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