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Levesure 500 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Levesure Tablet

Levesure 500 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 Levesure Tablet

Levesure 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 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 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levesure Tablet works

Levesure 500 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.

Levesure Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levesure 500 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levesure 500 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
Levesure 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
Levesure 500 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levesure 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levesure 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levesure 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levesure 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

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Take a healthy diet along with regular exercise.
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Do not stop using Levesure 500 Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Will the use of Levesure affect my fertility?

Levesure 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 Levesure cause sleepiness?

Yes, Levesure 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 Levesure. Is it because of Levesure? What should I do?

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levesure 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 Levesure?

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 Levesure take to show its effect?

Levesure may take a few weeks to start working properly since the dose is increased slowly. Your seizures may continue until Levesure starts working completely.

Q. For how long do I need to take Levesure?

You should continue to take Levesure 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 Levesure if I use it for a long time?

No, Levesure is not habit forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Levesure.

Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes excess of Levesure?

Overdose of Levesure 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 Levesure?

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

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