Levetiracetam is a type of anticonvulsant sold under the brand name Keppra.
It is used to to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
Some people believe that some anticonvulsants can also be used to reduce some of the core symptoms of autism, such as social and communication difficulties and repetitive, compulsive behaviour.
Please note that levetiracetam can produce significant and hazardous side effects in some people.
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