Medicine Overview of Emlevo Tablet
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Emlevo 1000mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It works in epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Emlevo Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Emlevo to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Emlevo should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Emlevo without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
- It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Emlevo, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Emlevo Tablet related warnings
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emlevo 1000mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Emlevo 1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emlevo 1000mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions about Emlevo Tablet
Emlevo belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics (medicines used to treat seizures/epilepsy). It is mainly used for epilepsy form in which the seizure (fit) initially affect one side of the brain but can extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain. This can also be used as an add on drug in other types of seizures with other antiepileptic drugs.
Q. Does Emlevo contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Emlevo does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Emlevo is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Emlevo has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Emlevo with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Emlevo?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Emlevo and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Emlevo does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Emlevo. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Emlevo.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Emlevo. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Emlevo.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Emlevo but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Emlevo.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Emlevo. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Emlevo
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Emlevo.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Emlevo but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Emlevo. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Emlevo is not a psychotropic medication. Emlevo belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Emlevo is not a steroid. Emlevo belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Emlevo is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Emlevo belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Emlevo is not a benzodiazepine. Emlevo belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Emlevo with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Emlevo and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that the interactions do not occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Emlevo with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Emlevo and paracetamol as Emlevo can induce the metabolism of paracetamol and there could be an increase in metabolites of paracetamol which are hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Please consult your physician before taking the two medicines together.
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