Leepra XL 100mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Leepra Injection

Leepra XL 100mg Injection is used in the treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures.

Leepra Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability

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 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
CAUTION
Leepra XL 100mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Leepra XL 100mg 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
Leepra XL 100mg 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
Leepra XL 100mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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
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

  • Your doctor has prescribed Leepra XL 100mg Injection to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Leepra XL 100mg Injection should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Leepra XL 100mg 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 Leepra XL 100mg 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 Leepra?
Leepra 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 Leepra contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Leepra does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Leepra an enzyme inducer?
No, Leepra is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Leepra has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Leepra with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Leepra?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Leepra and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Leepra get you high?
No, Leepra does not get you high.
Q. Does Leepra cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Leepra. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Leepra.
Q. Can Leepra cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Leepra. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Leepra.
Q. Can Leepra cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Leepra but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Leepra.
Q. Does Leepra cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Leepra. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Leepra
Q. Does Leepra cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Leepra.
Q. Does Leepra cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Leepra but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Leepra cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Leepra. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Leepra a psychotropic medication?
No, Leepra is not a psychotropic medication. Leepra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Leepra a steroid?
No, Leepra is not a steroid. Leepra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Leepra a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Leepra is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Leepra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Leepra a benzodiazepine?
No, Leepra is not a benzodiazepine. Leepra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Leepra with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Leepra 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 Leepra with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Leepra and paracetamol as Leepra 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 10th May 2018.
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