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Levepsy 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Levepsy 500mg Injection is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures (fits) in epilepsy. It can be used alone or along with other medicines. It helps to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take it.

Levepsy 500mg Injection is given as an infusion (slow drip) into a vein under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is generally used for short-term control of seizures when treatment with oral medication is not feasible (eg. when the patient is unconscious). You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well. If you stop or miss doses your seizures could get worse. Your doctor is likely to prescribe you oral medicines for long-term seizure control, after treatment with this injection has been completed.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, headache, infection, irritation, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleepiness, aggressive behavior, and decreased appetite. You may also experience behavioral changes, aggressive behavior, irritation, agitation, etc. Side effects are more common during the first few days and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. Most of these side effects do not need medical attention, but some of them can be serious. Let your doctor know right away if you have developed an allergic reaction (hives, itching, weakness, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, or swelling of face, tongue, and throat), a skin rash, or persistent behavioral changes like confusion, forgetfulness, feeling irritable, increased aggression or hostility. There may be ways of preventing or reducing them. A small number of people being treated with this medicine have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Contact your doctor if your mood changes for the worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, depression or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may increase the risk of seizures and worsen the side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness.  Drowsiness and dizziness may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Your kidney function may need to be tested periodically while taking this medicine.

Uses of Levepsy Injection

Benefits of Levepsy Injection

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Levepsy 500mg Injection belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants (or anti-epileptics). It works by slowing down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). This medicine can be used to control the various types of seizures—myoclonic, partial-onset, and primary generalized tonic-clonic (or grand mal). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.

It is given as a slow infusion under the supervision of a doctor. It is generally used for immediate control of seizures when treatment with oral medication is not possible.

Side effects of Levepsy Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Levepsy

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritation
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Agitation
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Infection

How to use Levepsy Injection

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

How Levepsy Injection works

Levepsy 500mg Injection is an 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levepsy 500mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levepsy 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levepsy 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Levepsy 500mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levepsy 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levepsy 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levepsy 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levepsy 500mg 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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Quick Tips

  • It is given as IV infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Take a healthy diet along with regular exercise.
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrrolidinone & Acetamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Please advise. Patient on rear seat fell from running bike. If possible kindly advise medication also.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Tab levepsy 25g bd
I m suffering from Epilepsy since one year while i was pregnant fits occurred for the first time. My MRI, EEG and blood reports are normal. Ruby Hall doctor asked me to have Levipil 500mg twice a day. Plz i need a treatment in proper way and any generic medicine option for Levipil 500mg.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
take trt for 1 more yea; generic is nit good quality; but u can try levepsy; itis cheaper
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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Levepsy 500mg Injection affect my fertility?

Levepsy 500mg Injection is not known to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues during the treatment with this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Levepsy 500mg Injection cause sleepiness?

Yes, Levepsy 500mg Injection can make you feel sleepy. Therefore, during the initial phase of treatment, avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities, until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. I have gained weight since I started taking Levepsy 500mg Injection. Is it because of Levepsy 500mg Injection? What should I do?

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levepsy 500mg Injection. However, the response may vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you should take a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking, cut down on high-calorie food items, include more vegetables and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly. If you still have issues with your weight, consult your doctor.

Q. How long does Levepsy 500mg Injection take to show its effect?

Levepsy 500mg Injection may take a few weeks to start working properly since the dose is increased slowly. It is possible that your seizures may continue until Levepsy 500mg Injection starts working completely.

Q. For how long do I need to take Levepsy 500mg Injection?

You should continue to take Levepsy 500mg Injection for as long as your doctor advises you to. Do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the frequency of seizures which may be difficult to control.

Q. Can I drink alcohol with Levepsy 500mg Injection?

Yes, you may drink alcohol while taking Levepsy 500mg Injection. Alcohol itself does not affect the way Levepsy 500mg Injection works. However, alcohol can increase the sleepiness or dizziness that occur as side effects of Levepsy 500mg Injection in some individuals. Therefore, you should avoid alcohol while taking Levepsy 500mg Injection until you know how it affects you.

Q. Will I get addicted to Levepsy 500mg Injection if I use it for a long time?

No, Levepsy 500mg Injection is not habit-forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Levepsy 500mg Injection. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects.

Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes an excess of Levepsy 500mg Injection?

Taking an excess of Levepsy 500mg Injection may cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing and even a state of coma. In case of an overdose, immediate medical care should be provided to the patient in a nearby hospital.

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