Medicine Overview of Levetrix Tablet
Levetrix 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages).
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. Levetrix 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Levetrix 250mg Tablet 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 Levetrix Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Levetrix to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Levetrix should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Levetrix 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 Levetrix, 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.
Levetrix Tablet related warnings
Levetrix 250mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levetrix 250mg 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.
Levetrix 250mg 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
Levetrix 250mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levetrix 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levetrix 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Levetrix 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levetrix 250mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Levetrix Tablet
Levetrix 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 Levetrix contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levetrix does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Levetrix is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levetrix has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levetrix with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levetrix?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levetrix and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Levetrix does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levetrix. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levetrix.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levetrix. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levetrix.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levetrix but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levetrix.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levetrix. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levetrix
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levetrix.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levetrix but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levetrix. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Levetrix is not a psychotropic medication. Levetrix belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levetrix is not a steroid. Levetrix belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levetrix is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levetrix belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levetrix is not a benzodiazepine. Levetrix belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levetrix with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levetrix 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 Levetrix with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levetrix and paracetamol as Levetrix 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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