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Levipil 1gm Tablet

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Salt Composition : Levetiracetam

Manufacturer : SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 312
Price :312
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Introduction to Levipil 1gm Tablet

Levipil 1gm tablet belongs to the class of medications known as anti-convulsant. It contains the active ingredient Levetiracetam, and it is indicated to treat epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition in the central nervous system where the patients have repeated fits or seizures. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. 

The common side effects that are likely to occur while you are on the treatment with this drug are nasopharyngitis (inflammation of nose and throat), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, depression, aggression, anxiety, loss of appetite, tremor, rash, etc. Report to your doctor immediately if you have severe allergic reactions or kidney and liver problems. While taking this medicine, your doctor monitors kidney functions through regular blood tests.

Before taking this medication, let your healthcare provider know if you have a medical history of irregular heartbeats or salt imbalances. Consult your doctor if you notice any slowdown in the growth or unexpected puberty development in your child. It is not recommended if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.


Uses of Levipil 1gm Tablet

  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy

Therapeutic Effects of Levipil 1gm Tablet

It works by decreasing the abnormal signals generated by the brain, resulting in seizures. Levipil 1gm tablet aids in abnormal activity at particular brain regions and halts the spread of electrical signals that lead to seizures. However, it lessens seizure episodes but does not cure epilepsy.


Interaction of Levipil 1gm Tablet with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Levipil 1gm tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Levipil 1gm Tablet

  • Store Levipil 1gm tablet at room temperature away from heat and cold.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children.

How to consume Levipil 1gm Tablet

Follow your doctor's instructions exactly. Take this Levipil 1gm tablet twice a day, with or without food. Avoid breaking or chewing the tablet. Instead, swallow it whole with a glass of water. Sudden withdrawal of this medicine increases the risk of seizures.


Safety Advices for Levipil 1gm Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Levipil 1gm tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy as it can cause some harmful effects on the developing baby. Consult your doctor for advice.

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Breast Feeding

  

Levipil 1gm tablet is contraindicated during breastfeeding as this medication tends to pass into the breast milk and affect the baby.

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Lungs

  

It is not known whether Levipil 1gm tablet can be administered to patients with lung problems. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.

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Liver

  

Levipil 1gm tablet is used with caution if you have a history of liver diseases and requires dose adjustment. 

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Alcohol

  

Avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Levipil 1gm tablet, as it may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or sleepiness.

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Driving

  

Do not drive or operate machines, as Levipil 1gm tablet may impair your ability and make you feel sleepy.


Side Effects of Levipil 1gm Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Mood and behavior changes
  • Extreme sleepiness, tiredness, and weakness
  • Muscle coordination problems
  • Allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, lips, eyes, tongue, and throat, trouble swallowing or breathing, and hives.

Common

  • Nasopharyngitis (Inflammation of the nose and throat)
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness and drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Infection
  • Depression, aggression, anxiety
  • Insomnia, nervousness, or irritability
  • Convulsion, balance disorder
  • Lethargy, tiredness
  • Anorexia (loss of appetite)
  • Tremor (involuntary trembling)
  • Vertigo (sensation of rotation or spinning)
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea, indigestion
  • Rash

Word of Advice

It is suggested to inform your physician if you have a history of allergic reactions to Levipil 1gm tablet to avoid life-threatening complications. Tell your doctor before the treatment commencement if you are pregnant or having liver or kidney problems. Eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly, which can help to reduce anxiety. Avoid alcohol consumption.


FAQs

Q 1. Can I drive while taking Levipil 1gm tablet?

Levipil 1gm tablet makes you feel sleepy or dizzy, which impairs your ability to drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery. Consult your doctor immediately if you feel such symptoms while taking this medicine.

Q 2. What happens if I stop taking Levipil 1gm tablet?

If you suddenly stop taking Levipil 1gm tablet, that may increase the risk of seizure. Hence, it should be discontinued gradually to avoid the risk of getting this disease.

Q 3. What happens if I take too much Levipil 1gm tablet?

If you take more Levipil 1gm tablets, it may cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, a decrease in alertness, inhibition of breathing, and coma.

Q 4. What are the most common side effects of using Levipil 1gm tablet?

The common side effects of Levipil 1gm tablet are nasopharyngitis (inflammation of nose and throat), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, depression, aggression, anxiety, loss of appetite, tremors, rash, etc.

Q 5. How do you administer Levipil 1gm tablet?

Levipil 1gm tablet may be taken twice a day, with or without food. Swallow the whole tablets with a glass of water instead of crushing, chewing, or breaking them.

Q 6. Does alcohol interact with Levipil 1gm tablet?

Yes, alcohol can interact with Levipil 1gm tablet as it can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or sleepiness. So avoid consuming alcohol with this medication.


Fact Box of Levipil 1gm Tablet

Molecule name: Levetiracetam

Therapeutic class: Anticonvulsants

Pharmacological class: Neuro CNS drug

Indications: 

1.Epilepsy

2.Seizures


References

  1. UCB Pharma Ltd., Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Dec 2021] [Accessed on 27th October 2022], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2293.pdf
  2. UCB, Inc., US Food & Drug Administration, [Revised on April 2017] [Accessed on 27th October 2022], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/020386s062lbl.pdf
  3. Bassel Abou-Khalil; Levetiracetam in the treatment of epilepsy;  Published on June 2008; Accessed on 27/10/2022 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2526377/
  4. KD Tripathi, Antiepileptic drugs, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 7th Edition, 2019, 421-423.

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