Medicine Overview of Levemex Injection
Side Effects of Levemex are Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Sleepiness, Irritability.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Levemex 100 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Levemex Injection
- Your doctor has prescribed Levemex 100 mg Injection to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Levemex 100 mg Injection should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Levemex 100 mg 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 Levemex 100 mg 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.
Levemex Injection related warnings
Levemex 100 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levemex 100 mg 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.
Levemex 100 mg 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
Levemex 100 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levemex 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levemex 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Levemex 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levemex 100 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Levemex Injection
Levemex 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 Levemex contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levemex does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Levemex an enzyme inducer?
No, Levemex is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levemex has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levemex with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levemex?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levemex and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Levemex get you high?
No, Levemex does not get you high.
Q. Does Levemex cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levemex. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levemex.
Q. Can Levemex cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levemex. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levemex.
Q. Can Levemex cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levemex but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levemex.
Q. Does Levemex cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levemex. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levemex
Q. Does Levemex cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levemex.
Q. Does Levemex cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levemex but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Levemex cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levemex. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Levemex a psychotropic medication?
No, Levemex is not a psychotropic medication. Levemex belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levemex is not a steroid. Levemex belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levemex a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Levemex is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levemex belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levemex a benzodiazepine?
No, Levemex is not a benzodiazepine. Levemex belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levemex with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levemex 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 Levemex with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levemex and paracetamol as Levemex 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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