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Levesure 250 mg Tablet

Gladstone Pharma India Pvt Ltd

Composition for Levesure 250 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Levesure 250 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Levesure Tablet

Uses of Levesure Tablet

Levesure 250 mg Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.

Levesure Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Levesure are Sleepiness, Irritability.

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

How Levesure Tablet works

Levesure 250 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Levesure Tablet

Expert advice for Levesure Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levesure 250 mg Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levesure 250 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levesure 250 mg 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 Levesure 250 mg 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.
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Levesure Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Levesure Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Levesure 250 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levesure 250 mg 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
Levesure 250 mg 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
Levesure 250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levesure 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levesure 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levesure 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levesure 250 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Levesure Tablet

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