Levetiracetam

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Also known as: Keppra
Formal name: Levetiracetam

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

In some cases, to determine the concentration of levetiracetam in the blood to establish an individualised dose; to detect toxicity or verify that a person is taking the medication as prescribed (compliance); to monitor changes that may affect drug clearance and/or kidney function

When to Get Tested?

In some cases, at the start of treatment when establishing dosage; when indicated to detect low or excessive (potentially toxic) concentrations; when a person has decreased kidney function; occasionally to verify compliance

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None