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Leepra XL 100mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Leepra Injection

Leepra XL 100mg Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Leepra XL 100mg Injection suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures. It is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Use it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of the medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the risk of seizures which may be difficult to control and can be life-threatening.

Some common side effects associated with the use of this medicine includes redness, pain, or rash at site of injection, headache, vertigo, and cough. It may cause sleepiness in 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. It may cause weight gain or weight loss as side effects vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet and should exercise regularly whereas weight loss can be prevented by increasing food portions. It should be noted that this medicine does not affect fertility in males or females. Remember to consult doctor if you notice severe rashes, especially accompanied by fever after taking this medicine. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Uses of Leepra Injection

Leepra 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 Leepra Injection

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

How Leepra Injection works

Leepra XL 100mg 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.

Leepra Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Leepra XL 100mg Injection
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leepra XL 100mg Injection 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Leepra XL 100mg Injection 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
Leepra XL 100mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Leepra XL 100mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Leepra XL 100mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Leepra XL 100mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Leepra XL 100mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • It is given as IV infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
  • 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 Leepra XL 100mg Injection without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Leepra affect my fertility?

Leepra 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 Leepra cause sleepiness?

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

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Leepra 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 Leepra?

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 Leepra take to show its effect?

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

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

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

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

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

Overdose of Leepra 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 Leepra?

The dose of Leepra 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 Leepra straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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