Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Brand name: Keppra Generic name: Levetiracetam Why is Keppra prescribed? Keppra helps reduce the frequency of partial epileptic seizures, a form of epilepsy in which neural disturbances are limited to a specific region of the brain and the victim remains conscious throughout the attack. The drug is used along with other epilepsy medications, never by itself. Keppra may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.