... 500mg twice a day. Although it did help with the seizures we have had horrible side effects. My son is super sensitive to certain noises ! He gets these out of the blue rages and hits things and he has even hit me. I was wondering if anyone has had this severe or a reaction while taking Keppra? And is there anything else besides antidepressants that can help with the side effects?
Hello weblady49. I have a file that deals with children and thier disability.9s) I will include two numbers that will likely beable to answer you your inquiry. "Brain" 1-800-352-9424. An organization that deals wth various neurological disorders in children. Autism Societ Of America. 1-800-328-8476. I've several other links but the phone numbers are not toll free. Regards pledge
My daughter, age 50, is developmentally disabled. Doctor put her on Keppra in January 2013 after small breakthrough seizures while on Neurontin and Depakote. Side effects from Keppra have been horrific! temper tantrums, manic repetitive behaviors, crying, elopement, throwing things, etc. We tapered her off and behaviors have decreased but are still there. this drug is not for people with developmental disabilities! I was somewhat cautioned by the neurologist (who probably didn't understand the extent of the problem) and somewhat cautioned by her psychiatrist. Now I wish we had never given her the drug. She's still having problems even though she's off Keppra. I am at a dead end now, nowhere to go to get help for her current behaviors.
my grandson was born with optic nerve hypoplsia,septo optic displasia along with part of his brain did not develope and the Dr. said we could expect seizures at sometime and he started at 8. He has been on Keppra,trilpital,has had the symptoms you are dealing with . The aggressive behavior has gotton worse so they added onfi twice daily along with keppra,trilipatal.He has rages ,hits things break things,bad language ,bites,scratches,kicks so I feel for you.What else can we do
- Keppra Information for Consumers
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