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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341--342

Levetiracetam-induced acute psychosis in a child

Syed Ahmed Zaki, Saurabh Gupta 
 Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Syed Ahmed Zaki
Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Levetiracetam is well-tolerated and commonly used as a broad spectrum antiepileptic in both partial and generalized seizures. Few cases of levetiracetam-induced psychosis in children are reported in the literature. The present case of levetiracetam-induced acute psychosis highlights the adverse effect of this drug and also emphasizes the need for close monitoring of children on levetiracetam.


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Zaki SA, Gupta S. Levetiracetam-induced acute psychosis in a child.Indian J Pharmacol 2014;46:341-342


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Zaki SA, Gupta S. Levetiracetam-induced acute psychosis in a child. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 May 6 ];46:341-342
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