Litem 1000 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Litem Tablet
Litem 1000 mg Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.
Litem Tablet side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
How to use Litem Tablet
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. Litem 1000 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Litem Tablet works
Litem 1000 mg Tablet is 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.
Litem Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Litem 1000 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Litem 1000 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.
Lactation
Litem 1000 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
Driving
Litem 1000 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Litem 1000 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Litem 1000 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Litem 1000 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Litem 1000 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.

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Expert Advice

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Litem 1000 mg Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Litem 1000 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Litem 1000 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 Litem 1000 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.

FAQs

Q. What is Litem?
Litem 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 Litem contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Litem does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Litem an enzyme inducer?
No, Litem is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Litem has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Litem with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Litem?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Litem and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Litem get you high?
No, Litem does not get you high.
Q. Does Litem cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Litem. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Litem.
Q. Can Litem cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Litem. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Litem.
Q. Can Litem cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Litem but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Litem.
Q. Does Litem cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Litem. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Litem
Q. Does Litem cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Litem.
Q. Does Litem cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Litem but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Litem cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Litem. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Litem a psychotropic medication?
No, Litem is not a psychotropic medication. Litem belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Litem a steroid?
No, Litem is not a steroid. Litem belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Litem a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Litem is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Litem belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Litem a benzodiazepine?
No, Litem is not a benzodiazepine. Litem belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Litem with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Litem 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 Litem with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Litem and paracetamol as Litem 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Jul 2018.
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