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Lctam 500mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lctam 500mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures in epilepsy. It can be used alone or along with other medicines. It helps to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take it.

Lctam 500mg Tablet suppresses the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. You can take it with or without food but try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Your doctor will advise the right dose for you. It is generally advised as a long-term treatment. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well. If you stop or miss doses your seizures could get worse.

Very few people taking it have any serious problems but the most common side effects of this medicine include sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach pain, and diarrhea. You may also experience aggressive or abnormal behavior, depression, insomnia, dizziness, problems with balance, stomach pain, and rash. Side effects are more common during the first few weeks and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. Most do not need medical attention, but some of them can be serious. Let your doctor know if you have any symptoms, there may be ways of preventing or reducing them. A small number of people being treated with this medicine have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Contact your doctor if your mood changes for the worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, depression or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Alcohol may increase the risk of seizures and worsen the side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine. Drowsiness and dizziness may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Your kidney function may need to be tested often while taking this medicine.

Uses of Lctam Tablet

Side effects of Lctam Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Cough
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion

How to use Lctam Tablet

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. Lctam 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lctam Tablet works

Lctam 500mg Tablet 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lctam 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lctam 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lctam 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lctam 500mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lctam 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lctam 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lctam 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lctam 500mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Lctam 500mg Tablet should be taken 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.
  • Do not stop using Lctam 500mg Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Lctam affect my fertility?

Lctam 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 Lctam cause sleepiness?

Yes, Lctam 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 Lctam. Is it because of Lctam? What should I do?

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Lctam 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 Lctam?

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 Lctam take to show its effect?

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

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

You should continue to take Lctam 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 Lctam if I use it for a long time?

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

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

Overdose of Lctam 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 Lctam?

The dose of Lctam should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. Do not reduce the dose without asking your doctor. However, if you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin condition, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Lctam straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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