Levenue 250 MG Tablet
An anticonvulsant, Levenue 250 MG Tablet is normally combined with other medicines and is used to treat different types of seizures in both adults as well as children who are suffering from epilepsy. Levenue 250 MG Tablet is known to treat partial-onset, tonic-clonic and myoclonic seizures in epileptic patients. Apart from that, it may also be used for treating other health conditions as and when determined by the doctor. In cases of children and elderly people, it needs to be prescribed with caution. The medicine decreases the abnormal activities that happens in the brain during a seizure. It has to be taken orally. The medicine is available in both tablet and liquid form.
Levenue 250 MG Tablet belongs to the group of drugs called anticonvulsants, which helps in reducing or preventing the frequency of seizures that one experiences if suffering from different kinds of epilepsy. This medication is generally combined with other medicines and is useful in treating myoclonic (jerking/twitching of muscles), partial-onset (seizure affecting in one part of the brain) or general tonic-clonic seizures (affecting your entire brain) in epileptic patients. It slows down the abnormal impulses of the nerves in your brain, thus reducing the seizures. It can be taken both by adults and children suffering from epilepsy. Levenue 250 MG Tablet is available both in tablet and liquid form.
There are some medical conditions that may have an interaction with Levenue 250 MG Tablet. Therefore, it is important that you inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be, have a kidney disease or are undergoing dialysis, any other medicines that you take on a regular basis, allergies if any and a history of mental conditions like depression or suicidal tendencies.
The dosage of Levenue 250 MG Tablet is generally based on the medical condition and responsiveness of your body towards the treatment. In children, the body weight is also taken into consideration. You may be prescribed a low dose initially by your doctor that can, in time, be increased gradually depending upon how your body responds. You must take this medication on a regular basis for best results. However, ensure that you do not overdose or continue having it longer than you have been prescribed. Also, do not stop taking Levenue 250 MG Tablet abruptly, as it can cause your seizures to worsen. The dose should be gradually decreased and then stopped, if required.
Levenue 250 MG Tablet has a tendency to make you drowsy in the initial weeks of treatment, therefore you should refrain yourself from driving or any other activities that require alertness. Also, you must limit your consumption of alcohol when under this medication.
The side effects of Levenue 250 MG Tablet include feeling unusually tired, dizzy, weak or drowsy. These symptoms generally occur in the first month of taking the medicine, and then gradually lessen as the body adjusts to it. You may have to seek medical help if you experience more serious side effects such as:
- of hair. However, you should consult your doctor as soon as you can if you experience any of these symptoms:
- A skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of your lips, tongue or the face. It would indicate that you had an allergic reaction to the medication.
- If you are suffering from fever, sore throat or chills.
- Changes in your vision.
- Sudden seizures
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Redness or yellowing of the skin, or blisters, peeling and loosening of your skin. It may also include the insides of your mouth.
- Discoloured urine or light coloured stool
- Losing appetite, or pain in the right side of your upper belly
- Feeling unusually tired or weak
- Having flu-like symptoms
Since Levenue 250 MG Tablet may cause liver problems in some cases, it is advised to limit your consumption of alcohol when you are under this medication.
- Brain injury or infection of the brain are the common causes of seizures.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 18 to 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour for an immediate release tablet and within 4 hours for an extended release tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.
Is it habit forming?Habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Levenue 250 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Levenue 250 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication belongs to the class anticonvulsants. It works by inhibiting the calcium channels and may bind to the synaptic proteins that alter neurotransmitter release and reduces the excitation of the brain cells.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Lab Test
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Interaction with Food
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Interaction with Medicine
OpioidsUse of Levenue 250 MG Tablet with opioids or any cough preparations containing opioids is not recommended. Because, it may increase the risk of adverse effects like breathlessness, and even death. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
NortriptylineUse of these medicines may increase the risk of dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population. Consumption of alcohol and operating heavy machinery or driving is not recommended. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under doctor's supervision.
CetirizineUse of Levenue 250 MG Tablet with cetirizine or levocetirizine should be avoided if possible. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population. Consumption of alcohol and operating heavy machinery or driving is not recommended. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under doctor's supervision.
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