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I have what was called "silent" migraines with numbness in face, vision problems, auras, sometimes stomach is upset, and mostly on right side. I was put on propranolol 60mg (once a day--but changed to 20 three times a day) however, I had problems with low blood pressure problems either way and was switched to Topamax and APAP butalbital caffeine pill (this one to use when my numbness and migraines started). I had problems and ended up having shaking spells (thought to be seizures) and stroke like symptoms--my right side has paralysis with the numbness and vision with the silent migraines. The doctor says it is called a hemiplegic migraine. I'm now on Keppra generic brand and I have mainly stopped the shaking spells. I take 500 mg twice a day and currently I still have migraine spells, but not as much and the shaking only seems to happen if I'm late on my medications.
Oh! one other item--both times I was placed in the hospital and my sugar was low 63 and 64--bu...
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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