Neolet 500mg Tablet
Neolet 500 MG Description
Neolet 500 mg tablet treats partial onset seizures and myoclonic seizures. Neolet tablets are also used in generalised epilepsy of idiopathic type. Neolet tablets are useful in the therapy for alcoho
l withdrawal and reducing the craving for alcohol. Neolet tablet belongs to an antiepileptic group of medicines. The active ingredient in Neolet tablets is Levetiracetam. The mode of action of Neolet tablets is by binding with protein molecules at specific sites in the brain, leading to the release of nerve chemicals from these binding sites. This results in producing the antiepileptic effect of Neolet tablets. Side effects of Neolet 500 mg tablets include sleepiness, dizziness, anxiety, vomiting, aggression, changes in behaviour, tremors, imbalanced walk, and increased risk of falls. Directions for use of Neolet 500 mg tablets should be strictly followed. Suddenly stopping this medicine can cause serious withdrawal symptoms, such as nervousness, shakiness, and withdrawal seizures. Neolet tablets should be withdrawn gradually over a few weeks towards completing the course of treatment. Neolet tablets can be given safely to children from one month onwards. In older adults, it increases the risk of falls due to increased sensitivity and imbalance. Care should also be taken while prescribing Neolet tablets to older adults with kidney disease.
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|Uses||Myoclonic seizures, Partial onset seizures, Primary tonic-clonic seizures|
|Side effects||Anxiety, Sleepiness, Tremors, Forgetfulness, Imbalanced movements, Aggressiveness|
Uses of Neolet 500 MG
- As per CDSCO, the Neolet tablet is used in:
- Myoclonic seizures as an adjunctive medicine in adolescents over 12 and adults with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
- Seizures of partial onset as monotherapy in adolescents over 16 and adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy with or without secondary generalisation
- Partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy as an adjunctive medicine
- Primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures in adolescents over 12 and adults with idiopathic generalised epilepsy
Contraindications of Neolet 500 MG
- Do not take Neolet tablets, or use caution:
- If you have or had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient in Neolet tablets
- If you have or had an allergic reaction to any of the inactive ingredients in the Neolet tablets
- If you have severe liver or kidney disease
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Side effects of Neolet 500 MG
- Side effects of Neolet tablets include:
- Infections of the nose and throat
- Stomach pain
- Inability to stay asleep
- Lack of body balance
Precautions and Warnings of Neolet 500 MG
Other General Warnings
- Talk to your doctor, if:
- You have severe liver or kidney disease.
- You have recurrent infections.
- You have severe rashes.
- You have suicidal thoughts.
- You have unusual changes in behaviour and mood.
- You experience agitation, nervousness, and anxiety.
- You experience a worsening of your seizures.
- You have been advised for surgery.
- You take other medicines for your condition.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Mode of Action of Neolet 500 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Neolet 500 MG
- Neolet tablets are to be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
- Swallow the medicine whole.
- Food does not change the absorption of Neolet, so this medicine can be taken with food or without food.
- You should take this medicine in the dose and for the duration prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Neolet 500 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Methotrexate, used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancer, is accumulated in the blood when taken with Neolet tablets. This may cause severe toxic effects of methotrexate.
- Laxatives such as macrogol reduce the effect of Neolet tablets when coadministered. It is better to avoid macrogol while on treatment with Neolet tablets.
- Neolet tablets do not change the effectiveness of contraceptives.
- Neolet tablets can be safely used with other antiepileptic medicine like phenytoin and valproate. No change in efficacy or increase in the risk of side effects has been observed.
Storage and disposal of Neolet 500 MG
Dosage of Neolet 500 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Neolet tablets help with alcohol de-addiction?
Q: Can I take Neolet tablets safely as long as I think it is necessary for my condition?
Q: What should I do if I feel tremors and have an unsteady walk while taking Neolet tablets?
Q: Can I stop taking Neolet tablets when I feel that all symptoms have subsided?
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