Levenig 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Levenig Tablet

Levenig 500 mg Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.

Levenig Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability

How to use Levenig 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. Levenig 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levenig Tablet works

Levenig 500 mg Tablet 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.

Levenig Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Levenig 500 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levenig 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.
Lactation
Levenig 500 mg Tablet 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
Levenig 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levenig 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levenig 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levenig 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levenig 500 mg Tablet 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levenig 500 mg Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levenig 500 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levenig 500 mg Tablet 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 Levenig 500 mg Tablet, 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.

FAQs

Q. What is Levenig?
Levenig 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 Levenig contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levenig does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Levenig an enzyme inducer?
No, Levenig is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levenig has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levenig with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levenig?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levenig and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Levenig get you high?
No, Levenig does not get you high.
Q. Does Levenig cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levenig. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levenig.
Q. Can Levenig cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levenig. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levenig.
Q. Can Levenig cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levenig but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levenig.
Q. Does Levenig cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levenig. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levenig
Q. Does Levenig cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levenig.
Q. Does Levenig cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levenig but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Levenig cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levenig. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Levenig a psychotropic medication?
No, Levenig is not a psychotropic medication. Levenig belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levenig a steroid?
No, Levenig is not a steroid. Levenig belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levenig a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Levenig is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levenig belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levenig a benzodiazepine?
No, Levenig is not a benzodiazepine. Levenig belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levenig with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levenig 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 Levenig with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levenig and paracetamol as Levenig 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 18th Jul 2018.
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