KEPPRA XR- levetiracetam tablet, film coated, extended release
Mckesson Rxpak Inc
KEPPRA XR® (KEPP-ruh XR) (levetiracetam)
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking KEPPRA XR and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
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.
Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Do not stop KEPPRA XR without first talking to a healthcare provider.
How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
What is KEPPRA XR?
KEPPRA XR is a prescription medicine taken by mouth that is used with other medicines to treat partial onset seizures in people 12 years of age and older with epilepsy.
It is not known if KEPPRA XR is safe or effective in people under 12 years of age.
Before taking your medicine, make sure you have received the correct medicine. Compare the name above with the name on your bottle and the appearance of your medicine with the description of KEPPRA XR provided below. Tell your pharmacist immediately if you think you have been given the wrong medicine.
500 mg KEPPRA XR tablets are white, oblong-shaped, film-coated tablets marked with "UCB 500XR" in red on one side.
750 mg KEPPRA XR tablets are white, oblong-shaped, film-coated tablets marked with "UCB 750XR" in red on one side.
Who should not take KEPPRA XR?
Do not take KEPPRA XR if you are allergic to levetiracetam.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting KEPPRA XR?
Before taking KEPPRA XR, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Do not start a new medicine without first talking with your healthcare provider.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.
How should I take KEPPRA XR?
Take KEPPRA XR exactly as prescribed.
What should I avoid while taking KEPPRA XR?
Do not drive, operate machinery or do other dangerous activities until you know how KEPPRA XR affects you. KEPPRA XR may make you dizzy or sleepy.
What are the possible side effects of KEPPRA XR?
KEPPRA XR can cause serious side effects.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms:
Common side effects seen in people who take KEPPRA XR and other formulations of KEPPRA include:
These side effects can happen at any time but happen more often within the first 4 weeks of treatment except for infection.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of KEPPRA XR. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may also report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store KEPPRA XR?
General information about the safe and effective use of KEPPRA XR.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use KEPPRA XR for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give KEPPRA XR to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about KEPPRA XR. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about KEPPRA XR that is written for health professionals. You can also get information about KEPPRA XR at www.keppraxr.com or call 1- (844) 599-CARE (2273).
What are the ingredients of KEPPRA XR?
KEPPRA XR tablet active ingredient: levetiracetam
Inactive ingredients: colloidal anhydrous silica, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol 6000, polyvinyl alcohol-partially hydrolyzed, titanium dioxide (E171), Macrogol/PEG3350, and talc. The imprinting ink contains shellac, FD&C Red #40, n-butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, titanium dioxide, ethanol, and methanol.
KEPPRA XR does not contain lactose or gluten.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Smyrna, GA 30080
KEPPRA XR is a registered trademark of the UCB Group of companies
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