A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Keppra XR (Levetiracetam XR) should be used on the recommendation of your health professional.
The dosage of Keppra XR 500mg depends on the age and health condition of the patient. This medicine is administered orally. Before using this medicine, you should read and follow the instructions as mentioned. Take medicine with food if it's causing a disturbance in your stomach.
Take the medicine at the same time, each day. Ingest the whole medicine, avoid chewing it. Don't break the tablet. If you accidentally miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. Keep using the medicine as prescribed by the doctor. For effective results, use the medicine as directed.
Keppra XR pills consist of levetiracetam.
Inactive ingredients include:
All drugs cause some side effects. However, some cause minor and some cause major side effects.
Patients using Keppra XR mostly complained of having: