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Emlevo Injection 5 ml

Emlevo Injection 5 ml

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Manufacturer/Marketer

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Emlevo Injection 5 ml

Emlevo Injection 5 ml is an anti-convulsant medicine used in the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a serious condition in which patients get more than two unprovoked seizures (fits/convulsions). Emlevo Injection 5 ml is used in the treatment of Partial Onset Seizures (a condition affecting a single area of the brain, mainly the temporal lobes), Myoclonic Seizures (sudden increase in the muscle tone due to shock-like jerks) in patients with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures.

Emlevo Injection 5 ml contains Levetiracetam as an active ingredient. It works by slowing down the abnormal signals that the brain gives, leading to episodes of seizures. It helps by suppressing specific brain sites responsible for abnormal activity and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.

Emlevo Injection 5 ml is a parenteral medicine and will be administered intravenously as a 15-minute infusion by a healthcare professional. Hence, do not self-administer. This medicine may cause certain side effects such as drowsiness, disturbed sleep, light-headedness, dizziness, sleepiness, general weakness, and injection site reactions. Most of these side effects of Emlevo Injection 5 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.

Emlevo Injection 5 ml is not recommended for use if allergic to it. Hence inform your doctor if you have any conditions like severe liver/kidney disease, lung disease and Myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness). Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should inform the doctor before receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines which require concentration as Emlevo Injection 5 ml may cause dizziness. Abrupt stopping can result in withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremors, or general unwell feelings. Emlevo Injection 5 ml is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age.

Uses of Emlevo Injection 5 ml

Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Medicinal Benefits

Emlevo Injection 5 ml contains Levetiracetam as an active ingredient. It works by slowing down the abnormal signals that the brain gives, leading to episodes of seizures. It helps by suppressing specific brain sites responsible for abnormal activity and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures. It reduces the episodes of seizures but does not cure epilepsy.

Directions for Use

Emlevo Injection 5 ml will be administered intravenously as a 15-minute infusion by a trained healthcare professional. Hence, do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Emlevo Injection 5 ml

  • Drowsiness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Light-headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • General weakness
  • Injection site reactions

Drug Warnings

Emlevo Injection 5 ml is not recommended for use if allergic to it. This medicine should not be used if you have kidney disease, lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or a problem with alcohol or other prescription drugs. Hence, inform your doctor if you have any such conditions. Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused in some patients receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml, so pay attention to any sudden change in mood swings, behaviour, or feeling. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should inform the doctor before receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines which require concentration as Emlevo Injection 5 ml may cause dizziness. Abrupt stopping can cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremors, or general unwell feelings. Emlevo Injection 5 ml is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: This medicine may interact with anti-anxiety or antiepileptic medicines (carbamazepine, fluvoxamine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone), acidity medicine (cimetidine), drugs to treat chronic alcoholism (disulfiram), anti-tuberculosis drug (rifampicin), anti-Parkinson’s drug (levodopa), and asthma drugs (theophylline), uricosurics (probenecid).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid driving vehicles and operating machines, alcohol consumption, and smoking.

Drug-Disease Interaction: This medicine should not be used if you have kidney disease, lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or a problem with alcohol.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • RIFAMPICIN
  • LEVODOPA
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • PROBENECID
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CIMETIDINE
  • CARBAMAZEPINE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • It is advised to do regular exercise, which helps lower your anxiety and improve your sleep and self-image.
  • Try increasing your mindfulness by including yoga, meditation, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated, and limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine to relieve anxiety.
  • Include whole grains, vegetables, and fruits in your daily diet as a healthier option.
  • Reduce alcohol, caffeine, added sugar, high salt, and high fat intake.
  • Try to spend time with your friends and family. Having a strong social network may help you lower your risk of anxiety.

Special Advise

 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a brain-related chronic disorder characterized by episodes of seizures (fits). In this condition, there is a chemical change in the brain cells (neurons) that leads to a sudden rise of electrical activity (impulse) in the brain, followed by sudden jerky movements of limbs or any body part. This disease cannot be cured but managed. Emlevo Injection 5 ml is used in treating Partial Onset Seizures (a condition affecting a single area of the brain, mainly the temporal lobes), Myoclonic Seizures (sudden increase in the muscle tone due to shock like jerks) in patients with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with Emlevo Injection 5 ml as it can cause increased side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, or sleepiness. It can also lead to a life-threatening condition like coma if taken with excessive alcohol.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Limited data available on the effect of Emlevo Injection 5 ml in pregnancy. Hence, if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, inform your doctor before receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Emlevo Injection 5 ml is not recommended for use in breastfeeding as it may pass into breast milk and harm your infant. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, inform your doctor before receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml. Your doctor may suggest you to stop feeding while on treatment with this medicine.

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Driving

Unsafe

Emlevo Injection 5 ml causes dizziness, and visual disturbances, which may affect their ability to drive or operate machinery. Hence, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you feel sleepy or dizzy after receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml.

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Liver

Caution

Emlevo Injection 5 ml should be used with caution if you have liver impairment. If you have a pre-existing or a history of liver disease, inform your doctor before receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and risks before prescribing this injection.

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Kidney

Caution

Emlevo Injection 5 ml should be used with caution if you have kidney impairment. If you have a pre-existing or a history of kidney disease, inform your doctor before receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and risks before prescribing this injection. It is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis and patients with kidney failure.

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Children

Unsafe

Emlevo Injection 5 ml is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age as the safety and efficacy of this medicine are not established.

Country of origin

INDIA

Manufacturer/Marketer address

A €“ 504, Shapath-4, B/S Hotel Crowne Plaza, Opp. Karnavati Club, S. G. Highway ,Ahmedabad 380 051 Gujarat
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FAQs

Emlevo Injection 5 ml contains Levetiracetam as an active ingredient. It works by slowing down the abnormal signals that the brain gives, leading to episodes of seizures.
If the intake of Emlevo Injection 5 ml makes you feel sleepy or dizzy, do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery after receiving it. Let your doctor know if you feel such symptoms after taking this medicine.
Do not stop receiving Emlevo Injection 5 ml until instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation may cause confusion, depression, nervousness, sweating, and diarrhea. Your doctor may reduce the dose of this medicine gradually based on your condition.

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