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Old 10-25-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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Question re: Keppra monotreatment contradicts what I've read about it

I've read in numerous sources that Keppra is used with other AEDs but never as a monotreatment; however, my neuro has me only on Keppra. I take 750 in the am, 1500 in the pm. I have auras occasionally (which is why he bumped my dosage) and sometimes my brain just feels "off". I don't feel remotely as bad as I did on the Topamax, however.

I'm wondering how many others are on Keppra as a monotreatment and if this is more common now. Comments, testimonials appreciated.

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Old 10-25-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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Re: Question re: Keppra monotreatment contradicts what I've read about it

Keppra is listed as an add-on, but I have read on here from others that it has been used as monotherapy ON OCCASION. 2x/day is how the printout states it should be administered based on the half-life of 6 hours; guessing the Dr will follow standard pratices.

In general, about the medication, it has little sideFX, the most commonly reported are the uncontrollable emotional outbursts, called by patients as "Kepprage", solomness is another listed side effect, issues with sleep is another one of the top mentioned side effects.


Old 10-27-2007, 06:24 AM   #3
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Re: Question re: Keppra monotreatment contradicts what I've read about it


the specialist tried me on kepra as monotherpay due to un sucsessful treatments....

i found kepra not to work well in that way..
although a friend of mine is solely on kepra and has been now for sometime with very good sucess

I am now currently on Kepra 1000mg morning and 1500 night
now combined with lamicatal 300mg bd

i still have break throughs but I always have on all combinations tried.....

if it is working well for you and you are feeling well its always worth a shot.... there is never a set course for E

take care
best of luck and continued health and happiness

Old 11-10-2007, 06:25 AM   #4
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Re: Question re: Keppra monotreatment contradicts what I've read about it

As far as I know the FDA hasn't cleared Keppra for monotherapy, but that is only a matter of time. There are countries where it is cleared for mono therapy, in Holland it cleared last year.
So Keppra has proven itself to be effective on it's own.
In the states and england it is still listed as an add on, but I think that is just because the proces of getting FDA approval is timeconsuming.

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