Levroxa Syrup

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Introduction

Levroxa Syrup is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures (fits) 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.

Levroxa Syrup suppresses the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. You can take it with or without food but try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Your doctor will advise the right dose for you. 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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, headache, infection, irritation, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleepiness, behavior changes, aggressive behavior, and decreased appetite. Side effects are more common during the first few weeks and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. Most of these side effects do not need medical attention, but some of them can be serious. 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, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor may suggest regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function while taking this medicine.

Uses of Levroxa Oral Solution

Benefits of Levroxa Oral Solution

In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Levroxa Syrup belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants (or anti-epileptics). It works by slowing down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). This medicine can be used to control various types of seizures—myoclonic, partial-onset, and primary generalized tonic-clonic (or grand mal). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. You should continue taking it even if you feel well and are not having any seizures. Missing doses may trigger a seizure. Do not stop using this medicine until your doctor advises you.

Side effects of Levroxa Oral Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Levroxa

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Behavioural changes
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Irritation
  • Agitation
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Infection

How to use Levroxa Oral Solution

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Levroxa Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levroxa Oral Solution works

Levroxa Syrup 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 Levroxa Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levroxa Syrup 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levroxa Syrup 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
Levroxa Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levroxa Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levroxa Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levroxa Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Levroxa Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Levroxa Oral Solution?

If you miss a dose of Levroxa Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Levroxa Syrup should be taken regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • 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 may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Do not stop using Levroxa Syrup without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrrolidinone & Acetamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Synaptic vescicle 2 A protein ligand (AED)

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 am suffering from fits and I am using tablet oxetol 300 and levroxa 500 and it cause many side effects so I want to get an alternative in ayurveda medicine plz suggest good medicine at affordable price
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly share your doctor opinion regarding your problem
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Levroxa Syrup cause sleepiness?

Yes, Levroxa Syrup can make you feel sleepy. Therefore, during the initial phase of treatment, avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Will the use of Levroxa Syrup affect my fertility?

Levroxa Syrup is not known to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues during the treatment with this medicine.

Q. I have gained weight since I started taking Levroxa Syrup. Is it because of Levroxa Syrup? What should I do?

Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levroxa Syrup. However, the response may vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you should take a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking, cut down on high-calorie food items, 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 have missed a dose of Levroxa Syrup?

If you have missed a dose of Levroxa Syrup, 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 missed dose, as 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 Levroxa Syrup take to show its effect?

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

Q. For how long do I need to take Levroxa Syrup?

You should continue to take Levroxa Syrup for as long as your doctor advises you to. Do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the frequency of seizures which may be difficult to control.

Q. Will I get addicted to Levroxa Syrup if I use it for a long time?

No, Levroxa Syrup is not habit-forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Levroxa Syrup. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects.

Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes an excess of Levroxa Syrup?

Taking an excess of Levroxa Syrup may cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, a decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing, and even a state of coma. In case of an overdose, immediate medical care should be provided to the patient in a nearby hospital.

Q. How do I come off Levroxa Syrup?

The dose of Levroxa Syrup should be slowly reduced. You may have to take this medicine for a few months before you can stop it completely. Do not reduce the dose without asking your doctor. Inform your doctor if you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin reaction. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking Levroxa Syrup straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: January, 2022

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