Medicine Overview of Levacetam Tablet
Uses of Levacetam Tablet
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
Side effects of Levacetam Tablet
Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis.
How to use Levacetam 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. Levacetam 1000mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Levacetam Tablet works
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet 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 Levacetam Tablet
Expert advice for Levacetam Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Levacetam to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Levacetam should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Levacetam 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 Levacetam, 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.
Special precautions for Levacetam 1000mg Tablet
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet 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.
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet 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
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir+more
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet should be used with caution in patie+more
nts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levacetam 1000mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Levacetam 1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levacetam 1000mg Tablet 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 for Levacetam 1000mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Levetiracetam
Levacetam 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 Levacetam contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levacetam does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Levacetam is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levacetam has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levacetam with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levacetam?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levacetam and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Levacetam does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levacetam. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levacetam.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levacetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levacetam.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levacetam but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levacetam.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levacetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levacetam
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levacetam.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levacetam but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levacetam. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Levacetam is not a psychotropic medication. Levacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levacetam is not a steroid. Levacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levacetam is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levacetam is not a benzodiazepine. Levacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levacetam with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levacetam 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 Levacetam with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levacetam and paracetamol as Levacetam 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.
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