Levipil 500 Mg Tablet

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    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet Information

    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Epilepsy. Levipil 500 Mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet are Fatigue, Headache, Drowsiness. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Levipil 500 Mg Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

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

    Other contraindications of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Drug interactions for Levipil 500 Mg Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Levipil 500 Mg Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet 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
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • 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: Either
    • 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
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • 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: Either
    • 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


    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Levipil 500 Mg Tablet is used -

    Moderate

    Mild

    • Agitation
    • Pharyngitis
    • Nasal congestion

    Common

    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Levipil can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Levipil right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Breastfeeding women can take Levipil as it bears very minor side effects for them.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Levipil may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


      Levipil is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


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

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Levipil 500 Mg Tablet with Other Drugs

    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Levipil 500 Mg Tablet

    • Is this Levipil 500 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Levipil 500 Mg Tablet.

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


      After taking Levipil 500 Mg Tablet you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Levipil 500 Mg Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      Levipil 500 Mg Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Levipil 500 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Levipil 500 Mg Tablet


      Taking Levipil 500 Mg Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Levipil 500 Mg Tablet


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Levipil 500 Mg Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Levipil 500 Mg Tablet

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Levipil?

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

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

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Levipil on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    No, Levipil 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.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Levipil cause anxiety?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Levipil might cause anxiety. It is a rare side effect of this drug and it occurs due to behavior changes which might be caused by this drug. If you are experiencing any behavior changes such as aggression, anxiety, depression, and irritability then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor immediately.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Levipil cause constipation?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Levipil might cause constipation. It is a rare side effect of this drug and the exact cause behind constipation is unknown. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug then try to take laxative such as Isabgol and eat less spicy highly fibrous food.

    Question almost 3 years ago

    Can I take Levipil and gabapentin together?

    Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Levipil and gabapentin can be taken together because no harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. Hence, it is safe to take Levipil along with gabapentin.



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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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