LEVERA XR 500MG TABLET

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for LEVERA 500MG TABLET SR

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₹16.8/tablet sr
10 tablet sr in 1 strip
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Substitutes for LEVERA

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of LEVERA TABLET SR

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Uses of LEVERA TABLET SR

Levera xr 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
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Side effects of LEVERA TABLET SR

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis.

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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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Levera xr 500mg tablet at a fixed time.

How LEVERA TABLET SR works

Levera xr 500mg tablet controls seizures by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on LEVERA TABLET SR

Expert advice for LEVERA TABLET SR

  • Take Levetiracetam as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
  • Do not discontinue the use of Levetiracetam, unless the doctor advises you to do so.
  • You may take Levetiracetam with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. 
  • Levetiracetam has very few drug interactions, so your other medicines shouldn't be affected. 
  • Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Levetiracetam.
  • If you have kidney problem, your dose may need to be adjusted. Get your kidney functions checked regularly by the doctor.  
Warnings
Special precautions for LEVERA XR 500MG TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Levera xr 500mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levera xr 500mg 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LEVERA 500MG TABLET SR

Frequently asked questions for Levetiracetam

Q. What is levetiracetam?
Levetiracetam belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics (medicines used to treat seizures in 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 seizues with other antiepileptic drugs.
Q. Does levetiracetam contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, levetiracetam does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is levetiracetam an enzyme inducer?
No, levetiracetam is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that levetiracetam has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking levetiracetam with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Does levetiracetam get you high?
No, levetiracetam does not get you high.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of levetiracetam. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking levetiracetam.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of levetiracetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking levetiracetam.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with levetiracetam but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking levetiracetam.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with levetiracetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking levetiracetam.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of levetiracetam. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing this adverse effect while taking levetiracetam.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking levetiracetam but it is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking levetiracetam.
Q. Does levetiracetam cause high blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking levetiracetam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor in case you experience high blood pressure while taking levetiracetam.
Q. Is levetiracetam safe in pregnancy?
Levetiracetam has shown unwanted reproductive effects in animal studies. So it should be better avoided during pregnancy. Also a decrease in its concentration has been seen during pregnancy especially during the third trimester. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or you are planning for pregnancy and you are taking levetiracetam.
Q. Is levetiracetam a controlled substance?
No, levetiracetam is not a controlled substance.
Q. Is levetiracetam a psychotropic medication?
No, levetiracetam is not a psychotropic medication.
Q. Is levetiracetam a steroid?
No, levetiracetam is not a steroid.
Q. Is levetiracetam an opiate?
No, levetiracetam is not an opiate.
Q. Is levetiracetam a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, levetiracetam is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I).
Q. Is levetiracetam a barbiturate?
No, levetiracetam is not a barbiturate.
Q. Is levetiracetam a benzodiazepine?
No, levetiracetam is not a benzodiazepine.
Q. Is levetiracetam gluten free?
Yes, levetiracetam is a gluten free medicine.
Q. Can I take levetiracetam with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between levetiracetam 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 levetiracetam with paracetamol ?
Minor interaction can occur between levetiracetam and paracetamol as levetiracetam 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.
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