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Keppra and nursing
Does keppra bring abt major side effects to a nursing infant? I hv been taking keppra since i was pregnant..however i stopped for awile when breastfeeding n my seizure happened once. However, im really keen on nursing my baby n i need this medication. Is there any way i can balance both? Pls help me tks..
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Keppra causes very low doses to be excreted in the breast milk. The effects are much more reduced if the infant is more than 2 months old. If levetiracetam is needed by the mother, it should not be a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. The infant may need monitoring for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones. Maternal serum drug concentration levels may be monitored. Discuss these possibilities with your doctor. Take care and regards!
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