Medicine Overview of Levitra Tablet
Side Effects of Levitra are Sleepiness, Irritability.
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. Levitra 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Levitra 250 mg Tablet is antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the abnormal spread of electrical signals that can cause seizures.
In Depth Information on Levitra Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Levitra 250 mg Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Levitra 250 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Levitra 250 mg Tablet 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 Levitra 250 mg Tablet, 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.
Levitra Tablet related warnings
Levitra 250 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levitra 250 mg 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.
Levitra 250 mg 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
Levitra 250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levitra 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levitra 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Levitra 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levitra 250 mg 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 Levitra Tablet
Levitra 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 Levitra contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Levitra does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Levitra an enzyme inducer?
No, Levitra is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Levitra has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Levitra with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Levitra?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Levitra and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Levitra get you high?
No, Levitra does not get you high.
Q. Does Levitra cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Levitra. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Levitra.
Q. Can Levitra cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Levitra. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Levitra.
Q. Can Levitra cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Levitra but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Levitra.
Q. Does Levitra cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Levitra. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Levitra
Q. Does Levitra cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Levitra.
Q. Does Levitra cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Levitra but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Levitra cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Levitra. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Levitra a psychotropic medication?
No, Levitra is not a psychotropic medication. Levitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Levitra is not a steroid. Levitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levitra a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Levitra is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Levitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Levitra a benzodiazepine?
No, Levitra is not a benzodiazepine. Levitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Levitra with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Levitra 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 Levitra with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Levitra and paracetamol as Levitra 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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