Generic Name: LEVETIRACETAM - ORAL Pronounced: (lev-eh-turr-RASS-ih-tam) Keppra XR Oral Uses
Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used in combination
with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Levetiracetam has
been shown to decrease the number of seizures in adults and children. It is not
known how it works to prevent seizures.
How To Use Keppra XR Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using
levetiracetam and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions
regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take the liquid and regular-release tablets by mouth as
directed by your doctor, usually twice daily with or without food. Crushing or
chewing the tablet may cause a bitter taste.
If you are using the liquid form of this medication,
carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not us...
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Elective or therapeutic abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy.
Therapeutic abortion; Elective abortion
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Elective abortions are those initiated by personal choice. Roughly 20% of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in elective abortion. It has been reported that since abortion was legalized in 1973 through 2002, over 42 million legal abortions have been performed.
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