Generic Keppra -Levetiracetam And Breakthrough Seizures
Keppra is a well known anticonvulsant used to treat both simple and complex partial seizures as well as myclonic seizures. Keppra is used in the treatment of migraines and neuropathic pain for the treatment of autism and social anxiety.
There are several serious side effects commonly associated with the use of generic Keppra, including an increased number of breakthrough seizures and hallucinations. Additionally, 49 percent of patients using Levetiracetam say their side effects have worsened in intensity since switching from Keppra.
Levetiracetam Produced By Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Generic Keppra (Levetiracetam) manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals was approved for sale in Nov. 2008, and has been linked to an increase in breakthrough seizures, migraines, light headedness and side effects not experienced when taking brand name Keppra. The problems created when epileptic patients switch from brand name Keppra to generic Keppra Levetiracetam are well documented and they can be extremely serious because they include an increased risk of breakthrough seizures, severe injuries, and even death.
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are offering a free consultation to anyone who has changed their medication and is experiencing any side effects from generic Keppra, call us today at 1.800.718.4658. You may be eligible for compensation beyond your medical bills. We are a contingency law firm so we only charge a fee if we obtain a recovery for you. During pregnancy about 20 percent to 35 percent of women using generic Keppra Levetiracetam have seizures more often, because of hormonal changes or changes in the way their seizure medicine is handled by the body.
This is particularly true for Levetiracetam, its levels have been found to drop significantly and quickly in pregnant women. All generic medications must undergo specialized tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looks at the tests and decides whether or not the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications then they assign a rating to each generic.
Generic Antiepileptics And Breakthrough Seizures
Generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This can include fillers and dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems like breakthrough seizures and other problems. The FDA recently issued a warning on antiepileptic medicines and the associated risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts.
The FDA recommends that patients do not stop abruptly in their use of these antidepressant medications. Instead, consumers who take antiepileptic medicines should be watched closely for any warning signs of suicide. Anyone taking antiepileptic medicine that is worried about the side effects should consult their doctor.
If you or a loved one have switched medications from Keppra to generic Keppra Levetiracetam, contact an experienced Levetiracetam lawyer at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1.800.718.4658 for a free consultation. Patients currently using the newer drugs with the higher risk of depression, such as Keppra are three times more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide than those not currently taking any epilepsy drugs.
Contact Generic Keppra Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, our Generic Keppra specialists are ready to answer all your questions. Let us help you preserve your rights, call now at 1.800.718.4658 for a free consultation and speak with a qualified Levetiracetam lawyer, click here antiepileptics for more information.