Levesam Injection (1)

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  • Contains / Salt: Levetiracetam (100 mg)
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    Levesam Injection (1) Information

    Levesam Injection (1) is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Epilepsy. The alternative uses of Levesam Injection (1) have also been explained below.

    The optimal dosage of Levesam Injection (1) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Levesam Injection (1) also has some side effects, the most common being Fatigue, Headache, Drowsiness. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Levesam Injection (1) as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Levesam Injection (1) are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    It is also important to note that Levesam Injection (1) has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Levesam Injection (1)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    The section on Levesam Injection (1) contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Levesam Injection (1) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Levesam Injection (1) is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Levesam Injection (1) Benefits & Uses

    Levesam Injection (1) is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Levesam Injection (1) 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 Route: Parenteral
    • 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 Route: Parenteral
    • 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 Route: Parenteral
    • 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 Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Recommended for above 4 years old
    Infant (1 month to 2 years)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 7 mg/kg
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Levesam Injection (1) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Levesam Injection (1) safe for pregnant women?


      Levesam may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Levesam, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Levesam Injection (1) safe during breastfeeding?


      Levesam has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levesam Injection (1) on the Kidneys?


      Levesam has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levesam Injection (1) on the Liver?


      Levesam is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levesam Injection (1) on the Heart?


      Levesam is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Levesam Injection (1) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Levesam Injection (1) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Levesam Injection (1)

    • Is this Levesam Injection (1) habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Levesam Injection (1) is addictive.

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


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Levesam Injection (1). So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Levesam Injection (1) should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, in many cases, taking Levesam Injection (1) can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Levesam Injection (1) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Levesam Injection (1)


      Taking Levesam Injection (1) with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Levesam Injection (1)


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Levesam Injection (1) as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Levesam Injection (1)

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Levesam cause vitamin D deficiency?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    No, short-term treatment with Levesam does not cause vitamin D deficiency. However, scientific data suggests that long-term use of Levesam may indirectly cause vitamin D deficiency.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Levesam?

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

    Initially Levesam 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 Levesam as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Levesam cause weight gain?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Yes, long-term use of Levesam in high doses might cause weight gain. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind weight gain is unknown. If you are experiencing unusual weight gain after taking this drug then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Levesam help with migraine?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Levesam might help with a migraine. Clinical studies have found that it is safe & effective drug for preventing the migraine attacks in patients who suffer from a migraine with aura. Since it is a prescription drug, you are advised to not take it by yourself.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Levesam on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    No, Levesam should not be discontinued without doctors advice because sudden discontinuation of this drug might result in withdrawal seizures. You should decrease the dose of medicine gradually as per your doctor's instruction to avoid withdrawal seizure. Hence, you are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.



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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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