Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Keppra?

levetiracetam

What is the Trade Name for levetiracetam?

Keppra

What are the Indications of Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Seizures

What are the Actions of Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

decreases severity and incidence of seizures by inhibiting presynaptic calcium channels and reducing
neurotransmitter realease

What is the Therapeutic Class of Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anticonvulsants

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

pyrrolidines

What are the Nursing Considerations of Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • May cause suicidal thoughts, dizziness, weakness
  • May alter RBC, WBC, and liver function
  • May cause somnolence
  • Should be infused over 15 minutes

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