Keppra (levetiracetam) is a prescription drug that treats certain types of seizures. Keppra’s cost may depend on your dosage and whether you have health insurance. It also may depend on the pharmacy you use.

The price you pay for Keppra can vary. Your cost may depend on:

  • your treatment plan
  • your insurance coverage (if you have it)
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the form you’re prescribed

Keppra is available in several oral forms. In some cases, a doctor may give Keppra by intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into your vein over a period of time). You receive this form in a healthcare facility, which also may affect the price of Keppra.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Keppra, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or look below in the next section to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Keppra and cost.

What’s the cost of Keppra 500 milligrams (mg) without insurance, and how much is Keppra 1,000 mg without insurance?

What you’ll pay for Keppra without insurance depends on several factors. This applies to any strength and form. Generally, your cost will be higher without insurance.

Factors that could affect your cost include:

  • your treatment plan and dosage
  • the form and strength of the drug you’re prescribed
  • the pharmacy you choose
  • the supply of medication you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)

To find out the exact cost of Keppra without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Also, you may want to check with a few pharmacies to compare prices.

You can also visit Optum Perks to get price estimates for Keppra when you use coupons from the site. (Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.) It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

What does Keppra cost for dogs?

Several factors affect how much you’ll pay for your dog to take Keppra. Factors affecting cost include where you fill the prescription and your dog’s dosage. They also might include whether your dog is covered by pet insurance.

For your dog to take Keppra, you’ll need a prescription from a licensed veterinarian. You should not give Keppra or any other medication to a pet or any animal unless you’ve discussed it with a veterinarian.

To learn more about what Keppra may cost if it’s prescribed for your dog, talk with your pet’s veterinarian.

What is the cost of Keppra with insurance?

The cost of Keppra with insurance depends on various factors, including your specific plan benefits.

The cost also may depend on your dosage and other factors, such as your copay (your share of the cost of a medication).

To learn about the cost of Keppra with insurance, talk with your insurance provider or your doctor. They can let you know what you can expect to pay for Keppra.

Even if you have insurance, you can visit Optum Perks to get price estimates for Keppra when you use coupons from the site. (Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.) It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

Keppra is available as the generic drug levetiracetam. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.

To find out how the costs of Keppra and levetiracetam compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you’ve been prescribed Keppra and you’re interested in trying levetiracetam instead, talk with your doctor. They may recommend that you take one version instead of the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may cover only one drug or the other.

Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?

Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug exclusively for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This also can lead to lower generic costs.

If you take Keppra long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:

Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication: You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Keppra if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Keppra. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication: Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Keppra. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need help covering the cost of Keppra or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Keppra. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Keppra in regard to your treatment. Then, the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Keppra requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.

Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Keppra requires prior authorization.

Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.