• Valerie Holmes Valerie Holmes
    June 25, 2008
    I am epileptic I am on Keppra what is the max dose per day you can take?
    Valerie Holmes Valerie Holmes
    June 25, 2008

    My Neurologist is going to try to wean me of Neurontin as I am having weight problems this means increasing the Keppra.  So how much per day Keppra is safe to take?  I also have osteoporosis and am obese so I need to lose the 2 stone + I currently carry.  I was advised to lose 1 stone which would be make be 9st 2lbs.  I am only 4ft 8inches so my ideal weight would be 8st. 

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    June 25, 2008
    Cort
    Health Guide
    June 25, 2008

    Hi Valerie,

     

    Keppra is subscribed in a wide variety of doses. Depending on what you doctor prescribes - which is oriented to your size and condition - keppra doses range from 1,000 t0 3,000 mgs a day. Be sure not to increase your dosage without your doctor's permission. One site stated that physicians generally increase the dosage slowly. This maybe because of Keppra's initial side effects. Since Keppra can at temporarily cause psychological side effects (anger, irritation, depression, etc.) watch out for these.

     

    Some weight bearing exercise such as walking is good to increase calcium levels in your bones. Good luck with the Keppra and the weight loss.


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