LEVTAM 250MG TABLET
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET belongs to a group of medications known as 'anti-convulsant' primarily used to treat seizures (fits) due to epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic condition where the patients have repeated fits (convulsions). LEVTAM 250MG TABLET is used for the epilepsy form in which the fits affect only one side of the brain, but could extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET contains Levetiracetam, used in combination or alone for treating symptoms of epilepsy. It works by slowing down the abnormal signals which 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.
You can take LEVTAM 250MG TABLET with food or without food. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will decide how often you should take LEVTAM 250MG TABLET based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, light-headedness, or dizziness, sleepiness, general weakness, and unexplained infections. Most of these side effects of LEVTAM 250MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
It is not known if LEVTAM 250MG TABLET is safe or effective in children below four years of age. Do not take LEVTAM 250MG TABLET if you have any 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. It is not known if LEVTAM 250MG TABLET will harm the foetus or not if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how LEVTAM 250MG TABLET affects you, as its intake may make you dizzy or sleepy.
Young children (especially less than 16 years) are more likely to develop behavioural changes like aggression than adults, so LEVTAM 250MG TABLET should only be given under medical supervision to children. Suddenly stopping LEVTAM 250MG TABLET can cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremor, or general unwell feeling. Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused in some patients taking LEVTAM 250MG TABLET, so pay attention to any sudden change in mood swings, behaviour, or feeling.
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In some cases, you may experience daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, light-headedness, or dizziness, sleepiness, general weakness, and unexplained infections. Most of these side effects of LEVTAM 250MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
Taking LEVTAM 250MG TABLET with other anti-epileptic medication can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, and death. LEVTAM 250MG TABLET should be taken with extreme caution in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. LEVTAM 250MG TABLET may affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery if taken with alcohol as you may feel dizzy, and you may be unable to concentrate. If you feel excess suicidal thoughts, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, dizziness, or sleepiness, let your doctor know about this. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before taking it as Category C pregnancy medication. Do not take LEVTAM 250MG TABLET if you are allergic to any of its active ingredients, suffer from lung disease, liver disease, glaucoma, have difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea). LEVTAM 250MG TABLET can cause serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), which can be life-threatening. Please visit the doctor immediately if you have a rash, itching, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while using this medicine.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with LEVTAM 250MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects like drowsiness, dizziness, or sleepiness. It may also lead to a life-threatening condition like coma if taken with excessive alcohol.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET is a Category C risk pregnancy drug that is considered unsafe for pregnant women. LEVTAM 250MG TABLET can have some harmful effects on the baby (fetus), so your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET passes into the breast milk and may affect the health of the baby. So, keep your doctor informed if you're planning to breastfeed while on this medication.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET usually causes dizziness, drowsiness, and visual disturbances, which may affect their ability to drive or operate machinery. So, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel sleepy or dizzy after taking LEVTAM 250MG TABLET. Tell your doctor if you get these types of side effects.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disorders. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor. Do not give LEVTAM 250MG TABLET to dialysis patients and kidney failure patients.
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Caffeine is a stimulant that may reduce the calming effects of LEVTAM 250MG TABLET. So, it is advisable to avoid caffeine intakes like coffee, tea, cola, or chocolate containing caffeine.
If the intake of LEVTAM 250MG TABLET makes you feel sleepy or dizzy, do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery. Let your doctor know if you feel such symptoms after taking this medicine.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET is a Category C pregnancy drug. It means studies have shown the risk of adverse effects on the fetus when the mother takes this medicine. So, if you are planning a pregnancy or are currently pregnant, inform your doctor.
There is no clinical evidence that LEVTAM 250MG TABLET affects fertility in either men or women. But, if you are trying to get pregnant, consult your doctor.
Do not stop taking LEVTAM 250MG TABLET until instructed by your doctor. You may get side effects like confusion, depression, nervousness, sweating, and diarrhea. Your doctor may lower the dose of LEVTAM 250MG TABLET if using it for more than 2-4 weeks of treatment to reduce side effects.
LEVTAM 250MG TABLET is prescribed for the long term when used for epilepsy. So, if LEVTAM 250MG TABLET is prescribed for more than 4 weeks, your doctor may reduce the dose before stopping it completely to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Yes, if you feel unexpected puberty or slowing in growth, please consult your doctor and do as your doctor advises.
No, even if you feel better, you should not stop the medication without consulting your doctor as this might increase the episodes of seizures.
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