Levepsy 500 Tablet (10)

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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Levetiracetam (500 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Information

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Epilepsy. Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) are Fatigue, Headache, Drowsiness. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10)'s effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) related warnings section.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    You should also be aware that Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Benefits & Uses

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Recommended for above 4 years old


    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) is used -

    Moderate

    Mild

    • Agitation
    • Pharyngitis
    • Nasal congestion

    Common

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) safe for pregnant women?


      Levepsy can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Levepsy, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Levepsy for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) on the Kidneys?


      Levepsy may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Levepsy on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) on the Heart?


      You can take Levepsy without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) with Other Drugs

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Levepsy 500 Tablet (10)

    • Is this Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Levepsy 500 Tablet (10). So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, taking Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Levepsy 500 Tablet (10)


      It is safe to take Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Levepsy 500 Tablet (10)


      Consumption of alcohol and Levepsy 500 Tablet (10) together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Levepsy 500 Tablet (10)

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Levepsy?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Initially Levepsy is given for short-term treatment up to 2-4 weeks later the patient is called for follow up visit and depending on his medical condition doctor might prescribe it for a longer period. You are advised to take Levepsy as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Levepsy cause headache?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Yes, Levepsy may cause a headache. It is a known side effect of this drug and the exact cause behind a headache is unknown. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balm and complete rest even after this if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor immediately.

    Question about 3 years ago

    Does Levepsy treat absence seizures?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Levepsy may be used to treat absence seizures. Scientific studies have found that medicine is effective in decreasing the frequency of absence seizures. However, more studies are needed to confirm its efficacy in the treatment of absence seizures.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Levepsy without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    No, Levepsy is a prescription drug, so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's advice because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

    Question over 2 years ago

    Can I take Levepsy and topamax together?

    Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Levepsy and topamax (topiramate) together. No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with topamax then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Keppra® (levetiracetam)

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 765-767

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 420



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