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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 910--912

Levetiracetam-Induced Hepatic Dysfunction

1 Department of Neuroanesthesia and Neuro Intensive Care, Sagar Hospitals, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Sagar Hospitals, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Parthasarathi Gayatri
304, Kumar Paradise, B. P. Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.293452

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Although levetiracetam is the antiepileptic of choice in patients after hepatic transplantation and patients with hepatic dysfunction, we report a patient in whom levetiracetam was the most probable cause of hepatic dysfunction. Treatment of this hepatic dysfunction is to have a high degree of suspicion and withdraw the drug at the earliest to prevent morbidity and rarely mortality. Though rare, this is an important unwanted side effect of this highly useful medication.


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