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Levigress Injection


Overview

Introduction

Levigress Injection is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures in epilepsy. It can be used alone or along with other medicines. It helps to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take it.

It is generally advised as a long-term treatment. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well. If you stop or miss doses your seizures could get worse. Your doctor is likely to prescribe you oral medicines after the treatment with this medicine. It is advisable not to change the brand of medication without doctor consultation and keep enough stock with you.

Very few people taking it have any serious problems but the most common side effects of this medicine include application site reaction, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach pain, and diarrhea. You may also experience aggressive or abnormal behavior, depression, insomnia, dizziness, problems with balance, stomach pain, and rash. Side effects are more common during the first few weeks and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. Most do not need medical attention, but some of them can be serious. Let your doctor know if you have any symptoms – there may be ways of preventing or reducing them. A small number of people being treated with this medicine have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Contact your doctor if your mood changes for the worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, depression or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Alcohol may increase the risk of seizures and worsen the side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine. Drowsiness and dizziness may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Your kidney function may need to be tested often while taking this medicine.

Uses of Levigress Injection

Side effects of Levigress Injection

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Cough
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion

How to use Levigress Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Levigress Injection works

Levigress Injection 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levigress Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levigress Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levigress Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Levigress Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levigress Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levigress Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levigress Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levigress Injection 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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Quick Tips

  • It is given as IV infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
I m taking 1.5gm sodium valporate,1.5 levectram, 1gm clobezam then also seizure r their at period of weekly is there alternate treatment in Ayurveda as every time at multiplying the doses at every visit As MRI eeg every tests r normal
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurology
not aware of any ayurvedic medications for epilepsy is not my specialization. However you seems to have difficult to control (intractable) seizures plz follow doctors advice deligently for ur own welfare
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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Levigress affect my fertility?

Levigress 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 Levigress cause sleepiness?

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

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levigress 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 Levigress?

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 Levigress take to show its effect?

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

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

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

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

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

Overdose of Levigress 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 Levigress?

The dose of Levigress should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. Do not reduce the dose without asking your doctor. However, if you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin condition, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Levigress straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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