Fritolev 100 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Fritolev Injection
Fritolev 100 mg Injection is used in the treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures.
Fritolev Injection side effects
Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
How to use Fritolev Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Fritolev Injection works
Fritolev 100 mg Injection is 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.
Fritolev Injection related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Fritolev 100 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fritolev 100 mg Injection 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.
Lactation
Fritolev 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
Fritolev 100 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fritolev 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fritolev 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Fritolev 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fritolev 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

  • Your doctor has prescribed Fritolev 100 mg Injection to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Fritolev 100 mg Injection should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Fritolev 100 mg Injection 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 Fritolev 100 mg Injection, 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.

FAQs

Q. What is Fritolev?
Fritolev 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 Fritolev contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Fritolev does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Fritolev an enzyme inducer?
No, Fritolev is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Fritolev has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Fritolev with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Fritolev?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Fritolev and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Fritolev get you high?
No, Fritolev does not get you high.
Q. Does Fritolev cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Fritolev. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Fritolev.
Q. Can Fritolev cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Fritolev. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Fritolev.
Q. Can Fritolev cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Fritolev but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Fritolev.
Q. Does Fritolev cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Fritolev. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Fritolev
Q. Does Fritolev cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Fritolev.
Q. Does Fritolev cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Fritolev but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Fritolev cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Fritolev. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Fritolev a psychotropic medication?
No, Fritolev is not a psychotropic medication. Fritolev belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Fritolev a steroid?
No, Fritolev is not a steroid. Fritolev belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Fritolev a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Fritolev is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Fritolev belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Fritolev a benzodiazepine?
No, Fritolev is not a benzodiazepine. Fritolev belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Fritolev with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Fritolev 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 Fritolev with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Fritolev and paracetamol as Fritolev 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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