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Levesam 1000 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Levetiracetam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 30, 2019

An anticonvulsant, Levesam 1000 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. Levesam 1000 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.

Levesam 1000 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. Levesam 1000 MG Tablet is available both in tablet and liquid form.

There are some medical conditions that may have an interaction with Levesam 1000 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 Levesam 1000 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 Levesam 1000 MG Tablet abruptly, as it can cause your seizures to worsen. The dose should be gradually decreased and then stopped, if required.

Levesam 1000 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 Levesam 1000 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 Levesam 1000 MG Tablet may cause liver problems in some cases, it is advised to limit your consumption of alcohol when you are under this medication.

    Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
  • Epilepsy

    Levesam 1000 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Epilepsy which is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. Uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness are some of the symptoms of Epilepsy.
  • Seizures

    Levesam 1000 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures which is a brain disorder and may lead to Epilepsy if untreated. Brain injury or infection of the brain are the common causes of seizures.
  • Allergy

    Do not take if you have a known allergy to Levesam 1000 MG Tablet
  • Aggression Or Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Headache

  • Shivering

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • Dizziness

  • Mood Swings

  • Weakness

  • Double Vision

  • Muscle Pain

  • Body Pain

  • Cough

  • Skin Rash

  • Change In Skin Color

  • 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 Levesam 1000 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Levesam 1000 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.
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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

    Alcohol

    Consumption 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

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Opioids

    Use of Levesam 1000 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.

    Nortriptyline

    Use 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.

    Cetirizine

    Use of Levesam 1000 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.

Ques: What is Levesam 1000 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levetiracetam is a salt which performs its action by attaching to specific sites 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. Levetiracetam is used to treat conditions such as Epilepsy and Seizures.

Ques: What are the uses of Levesam 1000 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levetiracetam is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Epilepsy and Seizures. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Levetiracetam to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Levesam 1000 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levetiracetam is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Levetiracetam which are as follows: Aggression or anger, Anxiety, Headache, Shivering, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Mood swings, Weakness, Double vision, Muscle pain, Body pain, Cough, Skin rash, and Change in skin color. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Levetiracetam.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Levesam 1000 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levetiracetam should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: Should I use Levesam 1000 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication’s consumption is not timed according to your meal. There will be no variation in the reaction of salts weather using it before or after having food. Though it is recommended to use it, at a fixed time in the day. It is advised to consult your doctor before using Levetiracetam.

Ques: How long do I need to use Levesam 1000 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking Levetiracetam longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: You can follow your normal diet under the usage of this medication. Avoidance of any specific food product is not required. Though staying away from practices like drinking and smoking can improve your health.

Ques: Will Levesam 1000 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses. Taking over-dosage of this medication may trigger side effects. If the severity of the condition is not reducing with the recommended dosage of Levetiracetam, then the doctor should be consulted for re-examining your condition.
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