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Epilive 100 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Epilive Injection

Epilive 100 mg Injection is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to control and prevent epileptic seizures. This medicine may cause irritability, sleepiness and reactions at the site of injection (including pain, swelling and redness). This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Uses of Epilive Injection

Epilive Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion
  • Vomiting

How to use Epilive Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Epilive Injection works

Epilive 100 mg Injection is an antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.

Epilive Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epilive 100 mg Injection.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epilive 100 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Epilive 100 mg Injection 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.
Driving
Epilive 100 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Epilive 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epilive 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Epilive 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epilive 100 mg Injection 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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Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Take a healthy diet along with regular exercise.
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not stop using Epilive 100 mg Injection without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epilive

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Epilepsy disorder for the past 7-8 years.Are contraceptive pills safe for epileptic patientsLamitor 25,50 and 100 epilive 500 Frisium 20 and frisium 5
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
per se epileptic ptinets can take contrcep pillswith these medicines; interaction is unlukelystill better talk to the gynec for other optionswheteher u hav epilepsy or not, pills are effective but can sometimes cause side effects due to hormonal effcets; personally i wud suggest barrier methods
I have been using epilive &eptoin from 8years.But when I stop taking medicine epilepsy occurs.At about 21 yrs of my age one day while taking food occured my first episode still how long I have to take medicines plz help me in this regard
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Epilive affect my fertility?

Epilive is not known to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Epilive cause sleepiness?

Yes, Epilive can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities, until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. I have gained weight since I started taking Epilive. Is it because of Epilive? What should I do?

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Epilive though it may also cause weight loss. It may vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, include more vegetables and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly. If you still have issues with your weight, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Epilive?

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. This may increase the chance of side effects. If you are not sure what to do, you can contact your doctor.

Q. How long does Epilive take to show its effect?

Epilive may take a few weeks to start working properly since the dose is increased slowly. Your seizures may continue until Epilive starts working completely.

Q. For how long do I need to take Epilive?

You should continue to take Epilive for as long as your doctor advises you to. Do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the risk of seizures which may be difficult to control.

Q. Will I get addicted to Epilive if I use it for a long time?

No, Epilive is not habit forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Epilive.

Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes excess of Epilive?

Overdose of Epilive can cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing and coma. In case of an overdose, the patient should be provided immediate medical care in a nearby hospital.

Q. How do I wean myself off Epilive?

The dose of Epilive should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. If you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin condition, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Epilive straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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