Pharmacy World & Science

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 164–166 | Cite as

Levetiracetam in three cases of progressive myoclonus epilepsy

  • Savvas PapacostasEmail author
  • Elena Kkolou
  • Eleftherios Papathanasiou
Case Report


We present three unrelated cases of genetically confirmed progressive myoclonic epilepsy of the Unverricht–Lundborg type who were treated with Levetiracetam as adjunctive therapy for their myoclonus. All cases responded with decrease of their myoclonus and improvement of quality of life. Two were able to return to or continue their employment. Patients tolerated the drug well without side effects reported. Levetiracetam appears to be a useful antimyoclonic agent in cases of progressive myoclonic epilepsy and should be considered for adjunctive therapy.


Epilepsy Levetiracetam Progressive Myoclonus Unverricht–Lundborg epilepsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Savvas Papacostas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena Kkolou
    • 1
  • Eleftherios Papathanasiou
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & GeneticsNicosiaCyprus

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