Levera 250mg Tablet
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Levera 250mg Tab is an antiepileptic medicine that is used as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of epileptic seizures. The generic name of Levera 250mg Tab is Levetiracetam.
Uses of Levera 250mg Tab
Levera 250mg Tab composition includes levetiracetam salt used for the treatment of 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 250mg Tab
If you have a known allergy to levetiracetam or its constituents. If you suffer from depression. If you have kidneys diseases. If you observe hallucinations, If there is a decrease of blood cells, or white blood cells, or neutrophils in the body. If there are suicidal thoughts. If there are any mental disorders.
Side effects of Levera 250mg Tab
- Inflammation of nose and throat.
- Fatigue (tiredness).
- Loss of appetite.
- Hyper movements.
- Mental disorders.
- Outbursts of anger.
- Vomiting or nausea.
- A sensation of rotation (also known as vertigo).
- Emotional changes.
- Flu-like symptoms.
- Increased liver enzymes.
- Enlarged lymph nodes.
- Increased white blood cells (eosinophilia).
- Mood and behaviour changes including confusion, loss of memory, memory impairment, forgetfulness and abnormal behaviour, etc.
Precautions and Warnings of Levera 250mg Tab
Can I take Levera 250mg Tab during pregnancy?
You should avoid taking this medicine during pregnancy. However, it can be taken in case if it is deemed important and has been prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take Levera 250mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Levetiracetam present in Levera 250mg Tab can pass into human milk. So, it is suggested to avoid breastfeeding after taking this medicine. Breastfeeding can be allowed in some cases, after the prescription of the doctor. However, you must watch the baby for symptoms like drowsiness, adequate weight gain and developmental milestones.
Can I drive if I have consumed Levera 250mg Tab?
This medicine causes sleepiness and drowsiness. So, it is better to avoid driving after taking it.
Can I consume alcohol with Levera 250mg Tab?
You should never consume alcohol after taking this medicine. It can aggravate the side effects and can cause dizziness or drowsiness, difficulty in concentration and impairment in thinking and judgement.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You should not stop the medicine abruptly. The dosage will be decreased gradually by the doctor. It is suggested to consult your doctor before taking Levera 250mg Tab if you: have suicidal tendency; kidneys ailments; are on haemodialysis; and have a history of blood-related abnormalities
Mode of Action of Levera 250mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Epilepsy is caused due to the abnormal impulses in the brain. When the brain cells are not able to send each other electrical or chemical signals, it can lead to seizures. The levetiracetam salt in Levera 250mg Tab helps in maintaining the regular nerve impulses in the brain.
Directions for Use of Levera 250mg Tab
This medicine can be taken orally and swallowed (not to be crushed or chewed) as a whole with water. Paediatric patients having body weight 20 kg or less should be given this medicine in the form of oral solution. However, you must use a calibrated measuring device for dispensing the oral solution. Most importantly, do not increase/decrease the dose without consulting the physician.
Interactions of Levera 250mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Sodium oxybate.
Interactions with food items
There are no reported interactions of this medicine with food.
Other general Interactions
There is no specific information available for this product.
Storage and disposal of Levera 250mg Tab
Levera 250mg Tab must be stored at a temperature range of 15 ?C–30 ?C (59 ?F–86 ?F). It must be kept at a dry place away from sunlight, moisture and out of the reach of children. It should be disposed via proper disposal methods advised by your pharmacist.
Dosage of Levera 250mg Tab
Levera 250mg Tab overdose include drowsiness (most reported symptom), agitation, aggression, depressed level of consciousness, inability to breath and coma.
Missed a Dose
Administration of two doses at the same time should be avoided in order to compensate for the missed one. The missed dose can be skipped and the next one can be taken instead. In case you recollect the dose close to the actual dosage time, then it can be taken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it okay for me to stop the medicine if I have recovered?
A: You should not stop or reduce the dosage of medicine on your own. The doctor will gradually decrease the dose of the medicine accordingly.
Q: How should Levera 250mg Tab be consumed?
A: Levera 250mg Tab can be consumed orally. It is to be swallowed (not crushed or chewed) with water. However, for paediatric patients, it must be given as an oral solution.
Q: What should my doctor know before prescribing me this medicine?
A: You should communicate with your doctor about your medical and surgical histories. You should also be open about any suicidal tendencies, kidney disease and medical prescriptions.
Q: How should this medicine be stored?
- This medicine should be stored in dry conditions at a temperature range of 15–30 ?C (59–86?F) and away from direct sunlight
- and reach of children.
Q: Can I take Levera 250mg Tab if I have a history of blood-related abnormalities?
A: It is not advised in such cases. Instead, you should talk to your doctor before taking Levera 250mg Tab.
- Epilepsy Foundation. Levetiracetam.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC). Package leaflet: Information for the patient. Levetiracetam SUN 100 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC). Levetiracetam 250mg Film-Coated Tablets.
- DailyMed. Levetiracetam – levetiracetam injection injection.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:12 AM (IST)
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