Kerron is one brand name for the drug levetiracetam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook, levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures associated with idiopathic generalized epilepsy, and for myoclonic seizures associated with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in people 12 years and older.
Kerron is an antiepileptic, a drug that prevents seizures. It is believed that Kerron works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.
How do I take it?
Kerron comes in tablet and oral liquid forms.
The Australian Medicines Handbook lists common side effects for Kerron including diarrhea, nasal infection or pain, insomnia, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, and flu-like symptoms.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Kerron include blood disorders, toxic epidermal necrolysis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome (potentially life-threatening disorders of skin and mucous membranes), and multiorgan hypersensitivity syndrome (a potentially life-threatening condition).
For more information about this treatment, visit:
Kerron — NPS Medicinewise
Levetiracetam (Lexi-Drugs) — Local Health
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