Wonders about Keppra for 12 Year Old
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Q:  Wonders about Keppra for 12 Year Old


Dr. Phelps,
My 12 year old son has just been diagnosed with BP II, ADHD, and ODD. They put him on Keppra. (2000mg) so far. I have been doing research and I see that this drug has not been used for children under 16 years of age. This is also the first medication they have tried on him.  Most other people treated with this medication have failed first with the more traditional meds for this disease. Do you think this is a wise choice of medication for my son? Thank you in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
Tracy
 

Dear Tracy -- 
On the basis of the information presented here I cannot discern why Keppra, and so would understand what you're wondering about; however, I'd have to presume the doc' knows what she's doing and has a reason she could explain to you in response to this question.  Here are some thoughts on
talking with doctors in case you're going to try that.  Good luck. 

Dr. Phelps
 

Published September, 2003 

 

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