Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Levepsy Tablet PR
Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.
Levepsy Tablet PR side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
How to use Levepsy Tablet PR
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Levepsy Tablet PR works
Levepsy XR 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.
Levepsy Tablet PR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levepsy XR 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
Levepsy XR 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
Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levepsy XR 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.

Alternate Brands

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Levepsy XR 500 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

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

User Feedback


FAQs

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 15th Mar 2018.
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