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Levilex 100 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Levilex Injection

Levilex 100 mg Injection is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to control and prevent epileptic seizures. This medicine may cause irritability, sleepiness and reactions at the site of injection (including pain, swelling and redness). This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Uses of Levilex Injection

Levilex Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion
  • Vomiting

How to use Levilex Injection

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

How Levilex Injection works

Levilex 100 mg 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.

Levilex Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levilex 100 mg Injection.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levilex 100 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Levilex 100 mg 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
Driving
Levilex 100 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levilex 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levilex 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Levilex 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levilex 100 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levilex 100 mg Injection to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Levilex 100 mg Injection should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Levilex 100 mg Injection 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 Levilex 100 mg Injection as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Levilex

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my self govind my son PATIENT 6 year old he had 4 seizures 1st in oct 2012,2nd in dec 2014,3rd in jan 2017 and now it early repeat on 15 march 2017. from 2014 we are giving him continuous levilex syrup but still it repeat. his MIR is normal (both standard or epileptic 3D) but EEG is abnormal. currently from 25 march Dr. has prescribe him additional YOGAZAM-5 and DILEX CHROMO 200 i don't know why due to drugs or mental condition but he behaves very abnormal and forgetting things plz suggest me does medicines continue or not
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
levilex may need to be reduced
i am using insulin injection + fiaus 15 tablet , now sugar level is good, is there alternative medicine to stop such medicines? i am consuming tablets to prevent epilepsy too, past 3 years i don't have epilepsy is there any alternative medicines to prevent?
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Yes attach all your reports
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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Levilex affect my fertility?

Levilex 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 Levilex cause sleepiness?

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

Weight gain could be due to Levilex though it also causes 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 Levilex?

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 Levilex take to show its effect?

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

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

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

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

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

Overdose of Levilex 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 Levilex?

The dose of Levilex should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. If you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin condition, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Levilex straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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