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View in Spanish: Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam (lee-vih-ty-RAS-ih-tam)
A drug used to treat seizures (involuntary muscle movements) caused by epilepsy (a group of brain disorders). Levetiracetam is being studied in the treatment of seizures in patients with cancer that has spread to the brain. It is a type of anticonvulsant. Also called Keppra.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.