Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10's
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The medicine treats convulsions caused epilepsy. It is an antiepileptic (a medicine used to treat seizures in epilepsy). Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S composition is leviteracetam.
Uses of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
- It is used in treating various forms of epilepsy i.e.
- Partial-onset epilepsy
- Myoclonic epilepsy (short, shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles)
- Generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients of epilepsy
Contraindications of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
- Known allergy (hypersensitivity) to Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
- Kidney disease
- Decrease of the blood cells,
- Having suicidal thoughts and mental disorders(loss of personality and reality)
Side effects of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
- Inflammation of nose and throat
- Loss of appetite
- Hyper movements
- Vomiting, nausea
- Flu-like symptoms,
- an extending
- Increased levels of liver enzymes
- enlarged lymph nodes (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms [DRESS]).
- Mood and behavior changes: confusion, loss of memory, abnormal behavior.
Precautions and Warnings of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
Can I take Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S should not be taken in pregnancy unless it is considered necessary by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
Can I take Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S while breastfeeding?
Breast-feeding is not recommended during treatment as Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S passes into human milk. However, if advised by your doctor to continue breastfeeding, the baby must be watched for symptoms like drowsiness, adequate weight gain and developmental milestones.
Can I drive if I have consumed Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S?
You should avoid driving as it may make you sleepy.
Can I consume alcohol with Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S?
Alcohol can increase the side effects of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S namely dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, impairment in thinking and judgment. Alcohol should be avoided when you are taking this drug.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You must especially tell your doctor if you have suicidal tendencies, kidney disease, are on hemodialysis or if you have any history of blood related abnormalities. Do not stop the medication abruptly. Consult you doctor to reduce dosage
Mode of Action of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
Nerve cells pass information to each other through electrical signals and chemicals called neurotransmitters. Epilepsy happens neurotransmitters work too fast, too slowly or abnormally. It is assumed that Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S binds itself to a protein involved in producing neurotransmitters and slows down the abnormal activity in nerve cells.
Directions for Use of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
Take the medication as per your doctor's instructions. Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S must be taken twice a day, at the same time each day. Swallow Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S tablets with a a glass of water. The dosage of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S is generally based on the medical condition and responsiveness of your body towards the treatment.Your doctor may start you off on a low dosage and later increase it based on how you respond.
Interactions of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
This drug has interactions with numerous drugs, such as acetaminophen, methotrexate, propoxyphene, aspirin, caffeine, buprenorphine, naloxone, and sodium oxybat. Do not take any medications without consulting your doctor.
Interactions with food items
There are no interacctions of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S with food.
Other general Interactions
Some medical conditions may have an interaction with Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be or if you have a kidney disease. Also inform your doctor of any other regular medication allergies if any and a history depression or suicidal tendencies.
Storage and disposal of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Keep safely away from children and pets. Consult your pharmacist on disposal of expired medication or medicines you no longer use.
Dosage of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S
Drowsiness is an overdose symptom. Other symptoms of overdose are agitation, aggression, depressed level of consciousness, inability to breath and coma. Seek emergency medical care immediately in case of an overdose
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However if it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and go back to your usual schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long will it take for Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S to take effect?
A: 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.
Q: Can I take Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S with milk or juice?
A: As Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S has no interactions with food, it can be taken with milk or juice. However, inform your doctor about it.
Q: Do I need to limit the intake of coffee and tea while taking Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S?
A: Caffeine is known to interact with the Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S composition. Therefore, ask your doctor if you need to stop having caffeinated beverages or how much caffeine is okay to consume.
Q: Should I take an extra dose of Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S if I missed a dose?
A: Do not increase the Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S dosage if you missed a dose. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip taking the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.
Q: I experience irritability and sleepiness after taking Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S. Do I continue to take Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S?
A: Sleepiness and irritability are some of the Levipil Xr 1gm Tab 10'S side effects. Inform your doctor about these signs. Do not discontinue taking the medication unless prescribed by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:21 PM (IST)
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