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Levepsy Syrup

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Overview

Introduction of Levepsy Oral Solution

Levepsy Syrup is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Levepsy Syrup suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures. It is taken by mouth and may be used empty stomach or along with food. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the risk of seizures which may be difficult to control. Some common side effects associated with the use of this medicine includes headache and dizziness. It causes sleepiness in the beginning of your treatment, do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause weight gain or weight loss as it vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet and should exercise regularly whereas weight loss can be prevented by increasing food portions. It should be noted that this medicine does not affect fertility in males or females. Remember to consult doctor if you notice any rashes, especially accompanied by fever after taking this medicine. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Uses of Levepsy Oral Solution

Levepsy Oral Solution side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion
  • Vomiting

How to use Levepsy Oral Solution

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. Levepsy Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levepsy Oral Solution works

Levepsy Syrup 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.

Levepsy Oral Solution related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levepsy Syrup
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levepsy Syrup 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levepsy Syrup 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 Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levepsy Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levepsy Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levepsy Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levepsy 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • 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 causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Do not stop using Levepsy Syrup without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Levepsy

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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
Neurologist
take trt for 1 more yea; generic is nit good quality; but u can try levepsy; itis cheaper
Please advise. Patient on rear seat fell from running bike.If possible kindly advise medication also.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Tab levepsy 25g bd
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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Levepsy affect my fertility?

Levepsy is not known to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Levepsy cause sleepiness?

Yes, Levepsy can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities, until you know how this medicine affects you.

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

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levepsy though it may also cause weight loss. It may vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, include more vegetables and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly. If you still have issues with your weight, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Levepsy?

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. This may increase the chance of side effects. If you are not sure what to do, you can contact your doctor.

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

Levepsy may take a few weeks to start working properly since the dose is increased slowly. Your seizures may continue until Levepsy starts working completely.

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

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

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

No, Levepsy is not habit forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Levepsy.

Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes excess of Levepsy?

Overdose of Levepsy can cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing and coma. In case of an overdose, the patient should be provided immediate medical care in a nearby hospital.

Q. How do I wean myself off Levepsy?

The dose of Levepsy should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. If you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin condition, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Levepsy straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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