Levera 1gm Tablet
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Levera 1gm Tab is a type of anticonvulsant medication which is used to treat seizures from epilepsy in both adults and infants. The generic name of Levera 1gm Tab is Levetiracetam.
Uses of Levera 1gm Tab
Levera 1gm Tab uses are treating various forms of epilepsy including partial onset epilepsy, myoclonic epilepsy (that causes shock-like jerks of a muscle or a group of muscles) and generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients of epilepsy
Contraindications of Levera 1gm Tab
- If you have a known allergy to levetiracetam or its constituents.
- If you suffer from mental disorders such as depression, hallucinations, etc.
- If you have kidneys diseases.
- If there is a decrease of blood cells, or white blood cells, or you have neutrophils in the body.
Side effects of Levera 1gm Tab
Levera 1gm Tab side effects are dizziness, anxiety, nausea and vomiting, vertigo, fatigue and sleepiness, mood swings and double vision.
Precautions and Warnings of Levera 1gm Tab
Can I take Levera 1gm Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine is strictly not recommended to be prescribed while on pregnancy. However, if the doctors observe that the results are helping the condition then they might advise for the medicine.
Can I take Levera 1gm Tab while breastfeeding?
Since levetiracetam passes into the breastmilk, this medication is not advised during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Levera 1gm Tab?
Side effects like dizziness, sleepiness and double vision can significantly affect a person's ability to drive. On the observation of any of these symptoms, kindly take rest and do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Levera 1gm Tab?
Consumption of alcohol is not advised along with levetiracetam as both can induce dizziness, drowsiness and sleepiness at severe levels.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Any alterations in the dosage or prescription of any another medication should be first consulted with your doctor. For prevention of any complications, please inform your doctor about all of your medical and surgical history.
Mode of Action of Levera 1gm Tab
How Does It Work?
Levera 1gm Tab composition includes levetiracetam. The medicine works by combining with the proteins that release the neurotransmitters, which ultimately, facilitates the communication among brain cells. The restoration of communication then prevents any type of abnormal brain impulses.
Directions for Use of Levera 1gm Tab
The prescription for the medicine is to be strictly followed with no altering or stopping the dosage without a proper consultation. It is acceptable to take this medication with or without meals.
Interactions of Levera 1gm Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Sodium oxybate
Interactions with food items
There is no specific information available for this medicinal product.
Other general Interactions
Individuals who have severe ailments for kidneys are advised to consult a doctor. He/she should only take this medication after the prescription from doctor.
Storage and disposal of Levera 1gm Tab
Levera 1gm Tab must be stored at a dry place away from sunlight, moisture and out of the reach of children. It should be disposed via proper disposal methods as advised by your pharmacist.
Dosage of Levera 1gm Tab
Levera 1gm Tab overdose include drowsiness, agitation, aggression, depressed level of consciousness, inability to breath and coma. Overdose should be reported as soon as possible.
Missed a Dose
A missed dose must be made up as soon as one remembers but keeping in mind not to result in a double dose along with the next scheduled dosage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Which category does Levera 1gm Tab comes under?
A: The medicine comes under the group of organic compounds known as alpha amino acids and its derivatives.
Q: How long does it takes for the medicine to start showing progress?
A: The effects start in between one and four hours after taking the medicine.
Q: Is the medicine a habit-forming drug?
A: Yes, the medicine has reported cases where a habit has formed along the tenure of the prescription. So, it should not used more than what has been prescribed.
Q: Can the prescription be halted once the symptoms disappear?
A: No, the dosage is not meant to be brought to an abrupt end. It is supposed to be decreased gradually with proper advise from the doctor.
Q: How long does a prescription for Levera 1gm Tab lasts?
A: The prescription can last from a few months to a lifetime depending on the condition of the individual.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:25 AM (IST)
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