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New Keppra XR(TM) Data Highlight Its Role for Patients with Partial-Onset Seizures
Date:12/9/2008

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Keppra XR(TM) should be gradually withdrawn to minimize the potential of increased seizure frequency.

Dosing must be individualized according to the patient's renal function status. In patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis, it is recommended that immediate-release Keppra(R) be used instead of Keppra XR(TM).

For full prescribing information, please see www.KeppraXR.com.

In order to ensure patient access to this valuable medication in the U.S., UCB is initiating a co-pay support program. For more information, contact U.S. UCB Medical Information at 1-866-822-0068 (press 9).

About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting approximately three million people in the U.S. -- making it more common than multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. It is caused by abnormal, excessive electrical discharges of the nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Epilepsy is characterized by a tendency to have recurrent seizures and defined by two or more unprovoked seizures. There are many different seizure types and epileptic syndromes. Forty percent of patients taking only one AED continue to experience seizures, and approximately 30% of patients taking adjunctive therapy continue to experience seizures. This highlights the ongoing need for the development of new AEDs. For more information about epilepsy, visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org, www.epilepsy.com, or www.epilepsyadvocate.com.

    Further information
    Andrea Levin
    Public Relations Manager, CNS, UCB
    Phone: 770-970-8352
    Email: andrea.levin@ucb-group.com
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