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Levera 250 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Levera Tablet

Levera 250 Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to control and prevent epileptic seizures. You may experience sleepiness and irritability while taking this medicine. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Levera Tablet

Levera Tablet 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 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.

Levera Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levera 250 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levera 250 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Levera 250 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
Levera 250 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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
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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levera 250 Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levera 250 Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Do not miss even a single dose as it may be life-threatening. 
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Levera 250 Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop using Levera 250 Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

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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. 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 Levera. Is it because of Levera? What should I do?

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levera 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 Levera?

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 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 risk 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 excess of Levera?

Overdose of Levera 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 Levera?

The dose of Levera 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 Levera straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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