Levetas 250 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Levetas Tablet

Levetas 250 mg Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.

Levetas Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability

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

How Levetas Tablet works

Levetas 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.

Levetas Tablet related warnings

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

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Expert Advice

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

FAQs

Q. What is Levetas?
Levetas 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 Levetas contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levetas does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Levetas an enzyme inducer?
No, Levetas is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levetas has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levetas with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levetas?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levetas and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Levetas get you high?
No, Levetas does not get you high.
Q. Does Levetas cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levetas. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levetas.
Q. Can Levetas cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levetas. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levetas.
Q. Can Levetas cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levetas but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levetas.
Q. Does Levetas cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levetas. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levetas
Q. Does Levetas cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levetas.
Q. Does Levetas cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levetas but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Levetas cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levetas. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Levetas a psychotropic medication?
No, Levetas is not a psychotropic medication. Levetas belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levetas a steroid?
No, Levetas is not a steroid. Levetas belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levetas a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Levetas is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levetas belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levetas a benzodiazepine?
No, Levetas is not a benzodiazepine. Levetas belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levetas with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levetas 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 Levetas with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levetas and paracetamol as Levetas 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 6th Sep 2018.
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