Medicine Overview of Emlevo Liquid
Side Effects of Emlevo are Sleepiness, Irritability.
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Emlevo 100 mg Liquid may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Emlevo 100 mg Liquid is antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the abnormal spread of electrical signals that can cause seizures.
In Depth Information on Emlevo Liquid
- Your doctor has prescribed Emlevo 100 mg Liquid to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Emlevo 100 mg Liquid should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Emlevo 100 mg Liquid 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 100 mg Liquid, 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 Liquid related warnings
Emlevo 100 mg Liquid may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emlevo 100 mg Liquid 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 100 mg Liquid 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 100 mg Liquid may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Emlevo 100 mg Liquid should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emlevo 100 mg Liquid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Emlevo 100 mg Liquid is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emlevo 100 mg Liquid may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Emlevo Liquid
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).
Q. Is Emlevo an enzyme inducer?
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.
Q. Does Emlevo get you high?
No, Emlevo does not get you high.
Q. Does Emlevo cause hair loss?
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.
Q. Can Emlevo cause anxiety?
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.
Q. Can Emlevo cause weight gain?
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.
Q. Does Emlevo cause memory loss?
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
Q. Does Emlevo cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Emlevo.
Q. Does Emlevo cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Emlevo but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Emlevo cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Emlevo. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Emlevo a psychotropic medication?
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.
Q. Is Emlevo a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
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.
Q. Is Emlevo a benzodiazepine?
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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