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Levera 250 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Levera 250 Tablet 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.

Levera 250 Tablet suppresses the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. You can take it with or without food but try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Your doctor will advise the right dose for you. It is generally advised as a long-term treatment. 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.

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 weeks 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. 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, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor may suggest regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function frequently while taking this medicine.

Uses of Levera Tablet

Side effects of Levera Tablet

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

How to use Levera 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. Levera 250 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levera Tablet works

Levera 250 Tablet 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 Levera 250 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levera 250 Tablet 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
Levera 250 Tablet 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
Levera 250 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levera 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levera 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levera 250 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levera 250 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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Quick Tips

  • Levera 250 Tablet should be taken 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 may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Do not stop using Levera 250 Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Levera affect my fertility?

Levera 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 Levera cause sleepiness?

Yes, Levera can make you feel sleepy. As a precautionary measure, do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or do anything that needs concentration, until you know how this medicine affects you.

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

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levera. 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. What should I do if I have missed a dose of Levera?

If you have missed a dose of Levera, 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 missed dose, as 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 Levera take to show its effect?

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

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

You should continue to take Levera 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. Will I get addicted to Levera if I use it for a long time?

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

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

If someone taken an excess of Levera, it can cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing and even a state of coma. Get emergency medical help or rush to the nearby hospital in case someone has taken an overdose of Levera.

Q. How do I come off Levera?

The dose of Levera should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. Do not reduce the dose without asking your doctor. However, if you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin reaction, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Levera straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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