Medicine Overview of Levigress Tablet
Levigress 500mg 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. Levigress 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Levigress 500mg 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 Levigress Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Levigress to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Levigress should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Levigress 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 Levigress, 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.
Levigress Tablet related warnings
Levigress 500mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levigress 500mg 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.
Levigress 500mg 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
Levigress 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levigress 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levigress 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Levigress 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levigress 500mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Levigress Tablet
Levigress 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 Levigress contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levigress does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Levigress is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levigress has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levigress with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levigress?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levigress and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Levigress does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levigress. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levigress.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levigress. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levigress.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levigress but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levigress.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levigress. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levigress
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levigress.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levigress but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levigress. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Levigress is not a psychotropic medication. Levigress belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levigress is not a steroid. Levigress belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levigress is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levigress belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levigress is not a benzodiazepine. Levigress belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levigress with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levigress 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 Levigress with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levigress and paracetamol as Levigress 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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