Medicine Overview of Levihop Injection
Levihop Injection is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Levihop Injection 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 Levihop Injection
- Your doctor has prescribed Levihop to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Levihop should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Levihop 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 Levihop, 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.
Levihop Injection related warnings
Levihop Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levihop Injection 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.
Levihop Injection 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
Levihop Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levihop Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levihop Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Levihop Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levihop 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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Frequently asked questions about Levihop Injection
Levihop 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 Levihop contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levihop does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Levihop is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levihop has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levihop with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levihop?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levihop and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Levihop does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levihop. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levihop.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levihop. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levihop.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levihop but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levihop.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levihop. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levihop
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levihop.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levihop but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levihop. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Levihop is not a psychotropic medication. Levihop belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levihop is not a steroid. Levihop belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levihop is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levihop belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levihop is not a benzodiazepine. Levihop belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levihop with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levihop 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 Levihop with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levihop and paracetamol as Levihop 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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