Keppra XR® is a unique treatment made specifically to help control seizures. It is used with other medicines to treat partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy who are 16 years of age and older.
Keppra XR® starts working at the first dose to control seizures. Studies have shown that patients who had already tried many other epilepsy medicines saw improvement when Keppra XR® was added to their treatment. And Keppra XR® has been proven to provide seizure control in patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy.
Most people take Keppra XR® once a day. “XR” stands for “extended release,” which means Keppra XR® provides a constant flow of medicine all day long. Because Keppra XR® is a once-a-day medicine, it may be easier to remember to take it daily. And fewer missed doses may help reduce the chance of having a breakthrough seizure.
In this section you can learn how Keppra XR® works. You’ll also find simple instructions for taking Keppra XR®, information on safety and side effects, and answers to common questions about treatment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Keppra XR® is a prescription medicine that is used with other medicines to treat partial onset seizures in people 16 years of age and older with epilepsy.
Keppra XR® is generally well-tolerated, but may not be for everyone. Ask your doctor if Keppra XR® is right for you. Like other antiepileptic drugs, Keppra XR® may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500 people taking it. Patients should call their healthcare provider right away if they have depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior while taking Keppra XR®. Keppra XR® may cause extreme sleepiness, tiredness, and weakness, and problems with muscle coordination. Keppra XR® may also cause mood and behavior changes including psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and unusual behavior. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms. The most common side effects seen with Keppra XR® and other formulations of Keppra® include sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, and infection. Do not stop taking Keppra XR® unless instructed by your healthcare provider. Stopping a seizure medication all at once can cause seizures that will not stop, a very serious problem.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may also report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or go to www.fda.gov/medwatch or contact UCB, Inc. at 1-866-822-0068.
Please see Keppra XR® Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information for additional important patient information.
† With this coupon, you pay the first $25 of your Keppra XR® or Keppra® co-pay and we pay your remaining out-of-pocket expense up to a maximum of $30. This coupon may not be reproduced and must accompany a valid, signed Keppra XR® prescription. No cash value. Patients are responsible for reporting this rebate to any private insurer that covers any part of the prescription. Not valid for prescriptions that are reimbursed under Medicare, Medicaid, similar federal or state-funded programs, or where otherwise prohibited by law. Subject to eligibility. Restrictions may apply. Offer expires on 12/31/13. UCB may cancel or alter this program at any time without notice.