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Levepsy 500 mg Injection

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Composition for Levepsy 500 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Levepsy 500 mg Injection

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MRP
110.88
5 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Levepsy Injection

Uses of Levepsy Injection

Levepsy 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Levepsy Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Levepsy are Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Sleepiness, Irritability.

How to use Levepsy Injection

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

How Levepsy Injection works

Levepsy 500 mg Injection is antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the abnormal spread of electrical signals that can cause seizures.

In Depth Information on Levepsy Injection

Expert advice for Levepsy Injection

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levepsy 500 mg Injection to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levepsy 500 mg Injection should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levepsy 500 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 Levepsy 500 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.
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Levepsy Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Levepsy Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Levepsy 500 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levepsy 500 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.
Lactation
Levepsy 500 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
Driving
Levepsy 500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levepsy 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levepsy 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levepsy 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levepsy 500 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Levepsy Injection

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