Letters to HCPs

Important information for Healthcare Professionals

Dear HCP: Risk of medication errors associated with overdose

The Dear Healthcare Professional letter covers the following safety concern: Levetiracetam containing products 100mg/mL oral solution presentations: Risk of medication errors associated with overdose “Levetiracetam overdose can lead to serious adverse events, like depressed level of consciousness, respiratory depression and coma. In the cases where the cause of the reported accidental overdosing could be retrieved, it was either due to the use of an inappropriate syringe or the misunderstanding of the caregiver about how to properly measure the dose. Physicians should prescribe the recommended presentation of Levetiracetam oral solution with the appropriate syringe according to the age / body weight of the patient.”

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