Levesam Oral Solution

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Composition for Levesam 500mg/5ml Oral Solution

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361.89
100 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Levesam Oral Solution

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Uses of Levesam Oral Solution

Levesam Oral Solution is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
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Side effects of Levesam Oral Solution

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Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis.

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How to use Levesam Oral Solution

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Levesam Oral Solution at a fixed time.

How Levesam Oral Solution works

Levesam oral solution is an antiepileptic medication. It works in epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Levesam Oral Solution

Expert advice for Levesam Oral Solution

  • Levesam should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levesam 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 Levesam, 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Levesam Oral Solution
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Levesam Oral Solution may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levesam Oral Solution 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
CAUTION
Levesam Oral Solution should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

Milk secretion may decrease.
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Driving
Levesam Oral Solution may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Levesam Oral Solution should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levesam Oral Solution may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Levesam 500mg/5ml Oral Solution

Frequently asked questions for Levetiracetam

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