Levecad 100mg Injection

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Levecad 100mg Injection

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7.5 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Levecad Injection

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Uses of Levecad Injection

Levecad 100mg Injection is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
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Side effects of Levecad Injection

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Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis.

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How to use Levecad Injection

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

How Levecad Injection works

Levecad 100mg injection 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 Levecad Injection

Expert advice for Levecad Injection

  • Levecad should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levecad 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 Levecad, 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Levecad 100mg Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Levecad 100mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levecad 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.
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Lactation
Levecad 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
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Driving
Levecad 100mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Levecad 100mg Injection should be used with caution in patie
nts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levecad 100mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Levecad 100mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levecad 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Levecad 100mg Injection

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