is it the keppra or terrible twos?

Holly - posted on 12/24/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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ok i have a question my son will be 2 yrs old next month he has been on keppra since he was 3 months old for the past month i have noticed he is starting to have problems walking and talking and his mood has changed he hits himself and his sister could this be from the medicine or terrible twos

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Brenda - posted on 05/28/2015

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Hello Holly,
what a difficult situation to be in, my husband and I noticed that it made our son very angry and aggressive. He is as loving and sweet child by nature so we knew it was the medication. Ryan now takes vimpat and we are on the lowest dose possible to keep him seizure free. Definitely speak with your neuro and share your thoughts.all the best.

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Here's what I found on Webmd.com

Keppra Oral

Back to Drug Overview


Does Keppra Oral have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with Keppra Oral:

Common side effects of Keppra Oral:




Throat Irritation

Less Severe



Neck Pain

Less Severe



Drowsiness

Less Severe



Dizzy

Less Severe



Pain

Less Severe



Head Pain

Less Severe



Feeling Weak

Less Severe



Increased Eosinophils in the Blood

Less Severe



Infrequent side effects of Keppra Oral:




Feeling Restless

Severe



Depression

Severe



Aggressive Behavior

Severe



Feeling Anger Toward Something

Severe



Hyperactive Behavior

Severe



Double Vision

Severe



Hemorrhage of Blood Under the Skin

Severe



Sinus Irritation and Congestion

Severe



Loss of Memory

Severe



Uncoordinated

Severe



Nervous

Severe



Infection

Severe



Mood Changes

Severe



Anxious

Severe



Loss of One's Own Sense of Reality or Identity

Severe



Indifferent Behavior

Less Severe



Inflammation of the Nose

Less Severe



Sensation of Spinning or Whirling

Less Severe



Chronic Trouble Sleeping

Less Severe



Low Energy

Less Severe



Loss of Appetite

Less Severe



Cough

Less Severe



Diarrhea

Less Severe



Elevation of Proteins in the Urine

Less Severe



Numbness and Tingling

Less Severe



Easily Angered or Annoyed

Less Severe



Rare side effects of Keppra Oral:




Asthma

Severe



Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and Intestines

Severe



Acute Liver Failure

Severe



Liver Failure

Severe



Hepatitis

Severe



Acute Inflammation of the Pancreas

Severe



Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Severe



Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Severe



Hallucination

Severe



Abnormal Liver Function Tests

Severe



Extreme Loss of Body Water

Severe



Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the Blood

Severe



Decreased Blood Platelets

Severe



Decreased White Blood Cells

Severe



Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood Cell

Severe



Psychosis caused by a Drug

Severe



Having Thoughts of Suicide

Severe



Problem Behavior

Less Severe



Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements

Less Severe



Inflammation of the Skin with Blisters

Less Severe



Itching

Less Severe



Hair Loss

Less Severe



Flu-Like Symptoms

Less Severe



Weight Loss

Less Severe

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