Levitra 250mg Tablet
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Levitra 250mg Tab composition is a molecule known as levetiracetam. It is used as an antiepileptic or anticonvulsant medicine primarily used for the treating seizures in epilepsy.
Uses of Levitra 250mg Tab
Doctors prescribe Levitra 250mg Tab for partial-onset epilepsy, myoclonic epilepsy and generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Myoclonic epilepsy is a disorder where in the muscles there are short shock li
ke jerks. In the case of generalised tonic-clonic seizures, a person experiences sudden electrical discharges in the brain, which causes them to lose consciousness at the beginning of the seizure....
Contraindications of Levitra 250mg Tab
- If you have a known allergy to the medicine, please do not take it.
- It is not advised to take the medicine even if you have kidney disease.
- If you are experiencing hallucinations or have been diagnosed with depression, then this medicine is not for you.
- Levetiracetam is also contraindicated if you have decreased count of any blood cells like white blood cells (neutrophils).
Side effects of Levitra 250mg Tab
- Fatigue or extreme tiredness
- Inflammation of the throat and nose
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Vertigo (sensation of the surroundings spinning)
- Irritability, hyper movements, outbursts of anger, emotional changes, mental disorders
- Mood and behavioural changes like confusion, memory loss, abnormal behaviours, forgetfulness
- Flue-like symptoms with rash on the fash which is prolonged
- Increased levels of enzymes of the liver
- Increase in the number of white blood cells and large lymph nodes
Precautions and Warnings of Levitra 250mg Tab
Can I take Levitra 250mg Tab during pregnancy?
Taking levetiracetam during pregnancy is not recommended unless your doctor seems it to be necessary. Speak to your doctor about taking the medication even if you are planning a pregnancy.
Can I take Levitra 250mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The chemical components of the medicine pass into human milk, therefore taking this medicine while you are breastfeeding is not advisable. In case, if the doctor prescribes you to take medicine during this time, observe your baby for symptoms like adequate weight gain, drowsiness and developmental milestones.
Can I drive if I have consumed Levitra 250mg Tab?
Driving should be avoided as the medicine is known to cause drowsiness, and it may be unsafe to drive in such a condition.
Can I consume alcohol with Levitra 250mg Tab?
Consuming alcohol, along with the medicine, is not advised as it is known to increase the side effects of levetiracetam. There may be symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, impairment of judgement or thinking and difficulty concentrating.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Let the doctor beforehand if you have an underlying kidney condition or are undergoing dialysis.
- Let the doctor know about any history of blood-related abnormalities.
- You must speak to your doctor if you have a suicidal tendency.
- In case if the medicine needs to be stopped, the doctor will do so gradually. Please do not stop taking the medicine on your own.
Mode of Action of Levitra 250mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Seizures are said to occur due to abnormal brain activity. The brain cells function by sending out electrical signals to each hemisphere. When these signals go out either too fast or too slow as compa
red to normal, seizures can occur. The mode of action of levetiracetam is to help the proteins in slowing down the abnormal signals in the brain. It helps to normalise the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain....
Directions for Use of Levitra 250mg Tab
Take the whole tablet with some water. Other directions should be followed as directed by the physician. Please do not change the course of the medicine without consulting the doctor. Changing the dos
age on your own is also not recommended....
Interactions of Levitra 250mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Levitra 250mg Tab dosage can interact with a lot of medicines. If you are taking any other medicines, please let the doctor know. Interactions are majorly seen in the case of methotrexate, aspirin, ac
etaminophen, propoxyphene, caffeine, naloxone, buprenorphine and sodium oxybate....
Interactions with food items
Interactions of levetiracetam with food are not known as yet.
Other general Interactions
Sufficient information about the interaction of this medicine with any other conditions is not known.
Storage and disposal of Levitra 250mg Tab
Levitra 250mg Tab should be stored away from direct sunlight in a cool and dry place where a temperature of 15°-30° C can be maintained. Children mustn't have access to the medicine.
Dosage of Levitra 250mg Tab
Drowsiness is a major symptom seen when there is Levitra 250mg Tab overdose. Sometimes aggression, agitation, less consciousness, coma or inability to breathe have also been observed in case of an ove
rdose. You should report to a hospital or seek help from a doctor when there is an overdose....
Missed a Dose
You must take the medicine as soon as you remember, however, do not compensate for the missed dose if it is time to take the next scheduled dose. It is not recommended that you take more than a single
dose at a time....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it required for me discuss with my doctor about any other medications I am taking before I start Levitra 250mg Tab?
A: Yes, it is important that you discuss with your doctor in detail about all the medicine, supplements or herbs you may be taking.
Q: Can I take this medicine with food?
A: Since there are no dietary restrictions associated with levetiracetam, it can be generally be considered safe to take the medicine along with food.
Q: Is it okay if I crush the tablet before taking it?
A: You must not crush or break the tablet. You must take the medicine as a whole tablet .
Q: I am sleeping more than my typical sleep duration, is it something I should be concerned about?
A: The medicine is known to cause drowsiness; if you are concerned, speak to your doctor.
Q: I am experiencing extreme mood swings since I started the Levitra 250mg Tab use for epilepsy, can I stop taking the medicine?
A: Please tell the doctor about your mood swings and do not discontinue the medicine on your own. The doctor reduces the dosage as considere safe by them.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:50 AM (IST)
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