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LEVECETAM 500 MG TABLET

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Composition for LEVECETAM

Levetiracetam(500 mg)

food interaction for LEVECETAM

alcohol interaction for LEVECETAM

pregnancy interaction for LEVECETAM

lactation interaction for LEVECETAM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Levecetam 500 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Levecetam 500 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Levecetam 500 mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LEVECETAM

Levetiracetam(500 mg)

Uses

Levecetam 500 mg tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

How it works

Levecetam 500 mg tablet controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Psychosis, Infection, Acne, Anxiety, Behavioual changes, Constipation, Cough, Depression, Hair loss, Headache, Lack of interest, Nausea, Sleepiness, Vertigo, Weakness

Common Dosage for LEVECETAM 500 MG TABLET

Patients taking LEVECETAM 500 MG TABLET

  • 86%
    Twice A Day
  • 14%
    Thrice A week

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Expert advice for LEVECETAM

  • Take Levetiracetam as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
  • Do not discontinue the use of Levetiracetam, unless the doctor advises you to do so.
  • You may take Levetiracetam with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. 
  • Levetiracetam has very few drug interactions, so your other medicines shouldn't be affected. 
  • Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Levetiracetam.
  • If you have kidney problem, your dose may need to be adjusted. Get your kidney functions checked regularly by the doctor.
     

Frequently asked questions for LEVECETAM

Levetiracetam

Q.Is levetiracetam a steroid/ MAOI /narcotic/ controlled substance/ opiate/ a psychotropic/ a benzodiazepine?
Levetiracetam belongs to a class of medication called anticonvulsants. It is not a steroid/ MAOI/ narcotic/ controlled substance/ opiate/ psychotropic/ benzodiazepine. It is structurally similar to prototypical nootropic drug piracetam

Q.Is levetiracetam same as Keppra?
Yes, Keppra is the brand name of the drug levetiracetam

Q.Does levetiracetam contain acetaminophen?
Levetiracetam does not contain acetaminophen

Q.Is levetiracetam an enzyme inducer?
The exact mechanism of action is unclear, but it is believed to be acting like a neuromodulator

Q.Does levetiracetam cause memory loss/ tiredness/ constipation/ weight gain/ hairloss/acne?
The common side effects of levetiracetam are tiredness, memory loss, and constipation. However, levetiracetam causing the side effects such as weight gain, hair loss acne are not known. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effect

Q.Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with levetiracetam?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between levetiracetam and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)