Levera XR 500 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Levera Tablet SR
Levera XR 500 Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.
Levera Tablet SR side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
How to use Levera Tablet SR
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 XR 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Levera Tablet SR works
Levera XR 500 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.
Levera Tablet SR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Levera XR 500 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levera XR 500 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
Levera XR 500 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 XR 500 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levera XR 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levera XR 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levera XR 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levera XR 500 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 XR 500 Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levera XR 500 Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levera XR 500 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 Levera XR 500 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Levera

Hi Sir, i am using Levera-500 tb but now i have conceived. please give me a suggestion can i continue Levera-500 or not
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
very small but definite risk to fetus; start tab folvite 5 mg daily; talk to ur if it can be stopped for at least first 3 months
i had epilepsy attack first time durinv 2004 After that i had medications first from patiala dn from pgi i got noo attack after pgi medicines but now when now i dec my med i used to hv prob during noght time alwaz i alwaz hv stroke while sl?ping plz help me in this regard my first med was tegritol dn in pgi it was chrono-ZW5jb3JhdGUgY2hyb25v">encorate chrono nw i went to mohali they changed my med to levera this s causing me prob vn i used to full dose of 500 mg dn no prob as i dec the med it is caused prob
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Epilepsy medicines may need to be continued for longer duration if seizures recur. Medicines weather it is divalproex sodium or leviteracetam need to be taken in adequate doses for seizure control. Donot reduce medicine without doctor's advice and continue follow up with your doctor. If encourage chrono suits you better and there are no liver related side effects, it is also a good choice.
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FAQs

Q. What is Levera?
Levera 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 Levera contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levera does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Levera an enzyme inducer?
No, Levera is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levera has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levera with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levera?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levera and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Levera get you high?
No, Levera does not get you high.
Q. Does Levera cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levera. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levera.
Q. Can Levera cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levera. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levera.
Q. Can Levera cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levera but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levera.
Q. Does Levera cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levera. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levera
Q. Does Levera cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levera.
Q. Does Levera cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levera but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Levera cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levera. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Levera a psychotropic medication?
No, Levera is not a psychotropic medication. Levera belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levera a steroid?
No, Levera is not a steroid. Levera belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levera a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Levera is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levera belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levera a benzodiazepine?
No, Levera is not a benzodiazepine. Levera belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levera with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levera 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 Levera with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levera and paracetamol as Levera 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 11th Sep 2018.
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