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#1 dee45


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:01 PM

Hi everyone,
called the neurologist today since all week she could not return my calls so I thought I would call on this beautiful day and she would have to talk since she was not on call--She has no knowledge of Topamax for tics but is willing to research this and get back to me--mentioned a drug called Keppra was wondering if anyone has used this and what there experience was if they had?? Thanks so much---


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:07 PM



Method of action
"antiepileptic drug with atypical mechanisms of action"

"All 60 patients showed improvement (Awaad, Michon, Minarik)" * (see note below)

Side effects
- hair loss
- pins and needles sensation
- psychiatric symptoms ranging from irritability to depression
- headache
- nausea
"In children, the most common side effects are sleepiness, accidental injury, hostility, irritability, and weakness."

Discussion on a TS forum about Keppra:

Study comparing Keppra vs. Clonidine for tics

Discussion about a 4 year old who took Keppra for seizures and started to tic

*Here's the study where "all 60 showed improvement"

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:44 PM

bump to make sure dee45 saw the awesome answer I posted to her question :)

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