Medicine Overview of Epitra Injection
How to use Epitra Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Epitra Injection works
Epitra Injection 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 Epitra Injection
Expert advice for Epitra Injection
- Your doctor has prescribed Epitra to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Epitra should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Epitra 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 Epitra, 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.
Epitra Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Epitra Injection
Epitra Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epitra Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Epitra Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.+more
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain...
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain
Epitra Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or+more
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Epitra Injection should be used with caution in patients wit+more
h kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epitra Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Epitra Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epitra Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.+more
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease....
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Epitra Injection
Frequently asked questions about Levetiracetam
Epitra 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 Epitra contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Epitra does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Epitra is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Epitra has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Epitra with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Epitra?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Epitra and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Epitra does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Epitra. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Epitra.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Epitra. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Epitra.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Epitra but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Epitra.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Epitra. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Epitra
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Epitra.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Epitra but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Epitra. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Epitra is not a psychotropic medication. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not a steroid. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not a benzodiazepine. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Epitra with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Epitra 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 Epitra with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Epitra and paracetamol as Epitra 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.
One of the following vendor pharmacies will deliver Epitra Injection: NWP, SSA, TRP, HIP, BIO, RKS, BTM, ARD, AAY, SAF, AVN, LCC, MOM, 9T9, PPR, SDM, STA, BDN, CLT, WLC, HGI, FGH, ZVP, THP, NVY, UMP, DDR, RSS, SHD, AGT, ATL, DPP, GPP, PEN, DFP, RSA, NVL, RHW, EMB, SJP, OIP, AYU, OLT, SVH, OWP, DYG, GTK, BMJ, INC, DPL, MPC, MMS, PTI, ADT, IAD, ATP, SHP, RUS, USF, ENP, HBV, SWP, MLC, IPL, WSI, DHR, EQN, BBS, HAT, PNT, GTC, MSD, NNH, GBL, HEX, MAM, RPP, SWA, JMJ, OHM, DLP, SAT, MAK, SBL, HMP, PLT, BSN, KHH, SRG, MAX, HRV, GNC, RJH, AMR, SBA, RHL, JVN, PVP, JIV, SHM, AAR, GPT, JVO, NDP, SCH, LHA
Substitutes for Epitra
No substitutes found for this medicine