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|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|
Levipil 500 mg is a prescription treatment for individuals suffering with epilepsy. It contains the active ingredient levetiracetam, an anticonvulsant drug that helps to prevent all types of seizures affecting the brain. Your doctor may prescribe this anti-epileptic drug alone or in combination with other medicines to control seizures. The medicine works by suppressing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is available in the form of tablet that can be prescribed to both adults as well as children. Your doctor may suggest this, anti-seizure drug for conditions other than those, listed in this medication guide. If you have not yet discussed about the drug yet, please speak to your doctor to know how to take it to prevent seizures.
Before you begin using Levipil 500 mg, be sure to inform your doctor about any medical allergies, medical conditions, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or any other important information related to your health. These factors may affect how you should use this anti-seizure drug. Drinking alcohol may increase your risk of seizure and worsen the adverse effects such as dizziness and drowsiness. Therefore, it is essential to avoid alcohol while taking Levipil 500 mg. If you witness drowsiness, then avoid driving or operate machinery as it may affect the ability to perform these tasks.
Medicines can cause side effects, like other drugs Levipil 500 mg may also contribute to side effects that can be mild or severe. The side effects associated with the use of levetiracetam are not experienced by everyone who takes the medicine. If you are concerned about the health complications that may occurs while taking the anti-seizure drug, you may discuss the risks and benefits of taking the drug. Contact your doctor if side effects like drowsiness dizziness, weakness, and common cold becomes bothersome. Other serious side effects that needs immediate medical attention may include unexplained bruising, sensation of spinning, muscle pain, weakness, loss of memory problems with muscle control and coordination., mood changes, and toothache.
For an adult the usual recommended dose is 500 mg which needs to be taken twice daily. You can take the tablet before or after consuming food. Your doctor may increase or decrease your dose depending on your condition as well as response to the treatment. There might be chances that your doctor may prescribe you a different dose for your condition, so it is important to take this drug under the supervision of a doctor. Always take the medicine as instructed by your doctor. Stick to the same dosing regimen that you are asked to follow.