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Safety in Lactation: Control of epilepsy

21 September 2020Choice will depend on clinical condition, and should primarily be based on suitability for the patient, rather than safety during breastfeeding. Whilst sodium valproate  is…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Tablets 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, 1 gram
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage.

KeppraUCB Pharma Ltd

UCB Pharma Ltd
Keppra
Tablets f/c 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, 1 gram
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage.
15 January 2013

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Tablets 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, 1 gram
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage.
23 February 2015

KeppraUCB Pharma Ltd

UCB Pharma Ltd
Keppra
Tablets f/c 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, 1 gram
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage.
23 February 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Suitable alternative antiepileptic
Moderate amount of published evidence of safety indicates small amounts in breast milk
Case report of hypotonia and poor feeding in infant exposed to levetiracetam, phenytoin and valproate via breast milk
Monitor infant for sedation, poor feeding, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger infants and when used in combination with other anti-epileptic drugs
13 August 2020