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|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|
Levipil 250 mg is used in the treatment of partial onset seizures in children above the age of 1 month and in adults. It can also be used to treat tonic-clonic seizures in children above 6 years of age and in adults. The drug is also used to treat myoclonic seizures in adults and in children who are more than 12 year of age. The drug contains the active ingredient Levetiracetam, which works by preventing the burst firing without affecting normal neuronal excitability.
Do not take Levipil 250 mg if you are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any other ingredients of the drug. Tell your doctor if you are
- suffering from kidney disease or high blood pressure
- pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breast feeding your baby.
- taking any other medicines so that he can check for any drug interaction.
- suffering from any other ailments.
Your doctor and the medicines that you are taking currently. Taking the medicine may cause dizziness. Hence activity that requires high alertness such as operation of machines, driving etc should be avoided. Avoid consuming alcohol when you are taking the medicine as it may lead to several side effects. The medicine should be stored in a cool and dry place away from heat, light and moisture. Taking the medicine may in some cases lead to depression. Let your doctor know in case of any new or deteriorating symptoms such as depression, anxiety, extreme mood or behaviour change, irritability, hyperactivity etc. Tests on kidney may be conducted at regular intervals by your doctor to see if consuming the medicine is causing any harmful effect to the kidneys.
Some of the serious side effects of the medicine include depression, extreme mood or behaviour changes, aggressiveness, anxiety, feeling agitated, irritable, hyperactivity, hostile and suicidal thoughts. Get in touch with your doctor immediately in case you experience any of the side effects as above. Apart from the above list you may experience some common side effects as well such as muscle weakness, hallucinations, dizziness, appetite loss, drowsiness, stuffy nose, rash, swelling in face, breathing difficulty, allergic reaction. This is not the complete list of side effects that may happen. There may be other side effects as well. In case the side effects persist for long then you must get medical attention as soon as you can.
The recommended dose will be fixed by your doctor after taking into consideration several factors such as age, weight, response to treatment, severity of condition, drug interaction and so on. Usually the medicine is taken twice a day. The medicine is to be taken with the help of a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole and not broken or crushed.