Levemex Syrup

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Overview

Uses of Levemex Syrup
Levemex Syrup is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.
Levemex Syrup side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
How to use Levemex Syrup
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Levemex Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Levemex Syrup works
Levemex Syrup 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.
Levemex Syrup related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Levemex Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levemex Syrup 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
Levemex Syrup 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
Levemex Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levemex Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levemex Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levemex Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levemex Syrup 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

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Expert Advice

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Levemex Syrup to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levemex Syrup should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levemex Syrup 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 Syrup, 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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FAQs

Q. What is Levemex?
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.
Q. Is Levemex a steroid?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Jul 2018.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Icon Life Sciences, Div. Of Mesmer Pharmaceuticals, No.202/6, Lane In.30, Phase-II, IDA, Cherlapally, Hyderabad, 500 051 AP
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