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Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

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USR-USR REMEDIES

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About Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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). Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's with food or without food.  Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will decide how often you should take Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's is safe or effective in children below four years of age. Do not take Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's should only be given under medical supervision to children. Suddenly stopping Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's, so pay attention to any sudden change in mood swings, behaviour, or feeling.

 

Uses of Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

Epilepsy/Seizures

Directions for Use

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Always take Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's exactly as your doctor has said you. Your doctor will advise you how often to take your dose based on your medical condition. Swallow Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's with a full glass of water; if required, tablets can be broken in half to give a smaller dose. Do not take two doses of Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's at the same time.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Taking Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's with other anti-epileptic medication can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, and death. Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's should be taken with extreme caution in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's if you are allergic to any of its active ingredients, suffer from lung disease, liver disease, glaucoma, have difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea). Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

  • Pregnancy

    Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's is a Category C risk pregnancy drug that is considered unsafe for pregnant women. Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's. Tell your doctor if you get these types of side effects.

  • Liver

    Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Kidney

    Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's to dialysis patients and kidney failure patients.

Other Information (UST0003)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-21

Patients Concern

FAQs

Caffeine is a stimulant that may reduce the calming effects of Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's. So, it is advisable to avoid caffeine intakes like coffee, tea, cola, or chocolate containing caffeine.

If the intake of Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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 Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's affects fertility in either men or women. But, if you are trying to get pregnant, consult your doctor.

Do not stop taking Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's until instructed by your doctor. You may get side effects like confusion, depression, nervousness, sweating, and diarrhea. Your doctor may lower the dose of Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's if using it for more than 2-4 weeks of treatment to reduce side effects.

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's is prescribed for the long term when used for epilepsy. So, if Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's 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.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

Ustam-500mg Tablet 10's

MRP: 120.00

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