Keppra (Levetiracetam)

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Keppra (levetiracetam) is an effective antiepileptic drug used in the treatment of seizure. Not only is the generic drug very difficult to spell (it is used to stump kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee), but also difficult to pronounce (like pronouncing "metoprolol," it leads to intubation for airway protection).[1][2] Do not try to spell or pronounce levetiracetam. Always refer to it as Keppra.

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  1. National Spelling Bee Update: All 291 Kids Eliminated After Failing to Spell “Dysdiadochokinesia” (Gomerblog)
  2. Patient Can’t Pronounce Metoprolol, Electively Intubated (Gomerblog)

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