Keppra 1gm Tablet
By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
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Keppra 1gm Tab is classified under the anti-convulsant medications.
Uses of Keppra 1gm Tab
Keppra 1gm Tab uses are subject to treating epileptic attacks.
Contraindications of Keppra 1gm Tab
Do not take Keppra 1gm Tab for infection if you are allergic to it. Avoid it if you suffer from depression, kidney disease, hallucinations, decreased neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) or have thoughts of committing suicide and suffer from mental disorders
Side effects of Keppra 1gm Tab
- Keppra 1gm Tab side effects are:
- Excessive sleep
- Increased chances of infection
- Aggressive behaviour and mood swings
Precautions and Warnings of Keppra 1gm Tab
Can I take Keppra 1gm Tab during pregnancy?
Do not take it during pregnancy without consulting your doctor as it may harm the foetus.
Can I take Keppra 1gm Tab while breastfeeding?
Avoid breastfeeding your baby if you are taking this tablet. Otherwise, it may harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Keppra 1gm Tab?
When you are under the treatment of this medicine, your mental alertness suffers. Therefore, it is dangerous to drive a vehicle.
Can I consume alcohol with Keppra 1gm Tab?
No, you should not take alcohol while using this tablet. It may harm you both physically and mentally.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Strictly follow your doctor's instructions. Do not use less or more than the recommended dosage.
Mode of Action of Keppra 1gm Tab
How Does It Work?
It prevents seizures by inhibiting abnormal nerve signals to the brain and by helping in the control of neurotransmitters. It also reduces involuntary muscular spasms due to abnormal nervous activity.
Directions for Use of Keppra 1gm Tab
Take this tablet as per your doctor's prescription. Swallow it without breaking or chewing it. Take it with a full glass of water.
Interactions of Keppra 1gm Tab
Interactions with other medicines
It is found to interact with caffeine and a variety of medications for various illnesses.
Interactions with food items
There is no relevant data on the interaction of food and this medicine.
Other general Interactions
Could be harmful if you have any pre-existing medical conditions relating to blood, mind and vital organs of your body.
Storage and disposal of Keppra 1gm Tab
Store in dry conditions at a place protected from moisture and sunlight. The temperatures should be between 15-30 ?C (59 -86 ?F). Make sure it is beyond the reach of children.
Dosage of Keppra 1gm Tab
Keppra 1gm Tab dosage if gets over, it may result in mood disturbances, depression, coma, anxiety, irritable behaviour and panic attacks.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose of Keppra 1gm Tab, take it as soon as you remember it. But avoid taking it if it is time for the next dose. Otherwise you may suffer from the risks of overdose. It is advisable to strictly observe the dosage and timing prescribed by your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the process of correcting the effects of an overdose of Keppra 1gm Tab?
A: Normally the stomach is drained of all its contents, including toxins, by inducing vomiting. If required, doctors may resort to dialysis of the blood to remove the medicine's toxic concentration.
Q: Before taking Keppra 1gm Tab, what should I discuss with my doctor?
A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history to the doctor. You must disclose if you are suffering from any allergy, haematological abnormality or a mental disorder. Also mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking.
Q: What is the shelf life of this tablet?
A: The shelf life of Keppra 1gm Tab tablet is three years.
Q: What are the benefits of this medicine to geriatrics?
A: This medicine treats the same conditions in the elderly, but they are more prone to the side-effects of this medicine.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:27 PM (IST)
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