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Old 01-31-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Question Keppra and blood pressure

Has anyone else notice a rise in blood pressure after starting Keppra?
My son has been on 500 mg Keppra am and pm for a month. Yesterday afternoon, just by chance, I took his blood pressure and it was high. 146/95.
I rechecked it later in the evening and it was fine. 130/81
Today I checked in the afternoon, again, it was high 141/90. But this evening its back down to normal.

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Old 02-08-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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Re: Keppra and blood pressure

hi, i am taking 3000mg of Keppra daily down from 4000mg on max test and my blood pressure has been fine. hope it helps

Old 02-11-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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Re: Keppra and blood pressure

I take 3000mg of Keppra per day (1500 in the morning and 1500 at night), and I've never felt like I've had a rise in blood pressure after taking a dose. I do usually take it at 7:00 AM when I wake up, and whenever I have a doctor's appointment, it's usuallly at lunch time-- 12:00 or so. So the appointment is about 5 hours after I took my morning dose, and my blood pressure is usually around 120/70. So I guess it gives it time to go down by the time I have bloodpressure taken, but I've never really felt like I usually get higher blood pressure after taking my meds.

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