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LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION contains Levetiracetam which belongs to the group of medicines called Anticonvulsants. It is used to treat epilepsy (seizures). Epilepsy is a disorder in the central nervous system in which the brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures (fits) or unusual sensations, behaviours and sometimes loss of consciousness.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION is also used in combination with other antiepileptic medicines to treat partial onset seizures with or without generalisation (abnormal activity involving one side of the brain), myoclonic seizures (short, shock-like jerks of a muscle or involving group of muscles), juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (myoclonic seizures in adolescents from 12 years of age), primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures (major fits which includes loss of consciousness), and idiopathic generalised epilepsy (type of epilepsy which is thought to have a genetic cause).
Along with the treatment with LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION, your doctor may suggest you make some lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and sleeping habits, managing stress, and exercising or meditating regularly. Prior to starting the treatment with LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION, your doctor might ask you to take some diagnostic tests.
Before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart diseases. LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION should be used with caution in pregnant women and not recommended for use in breast-feeding women.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 16 years of age, however it can be used in combination with other medicines. Consult with your doctor before taking.
Some of the serious side effects of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION includes thoughts of self-harming, contact your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts.
The most common side effects of taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION are inflammation of nose and throat, sleepiness, dizziness, lethargy, anorexia, depression, anxiety, vertigo, cough, nausea. Contact your doctor if you experience these above side effects or worsen.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION acts on the brain and modify the release of certain nerve chemicals. Brain cells communicate with each other using electrical signals and chemicals. When there is any disturbance in this communication, seizure (fits) happens. Levetiracetam combines with a protein (SV2A) present in central nervous system and inhibits the release of abnormal nerve chemicals (neurotransmitters). This does not affect the normal brain communication.
Take LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Check the label for directions before use. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION and inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Nausea or Vomiting:
Take LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Ask for your doctor’s advice if nausea doesn’t improve.
Drink a lot of fluids, such as water, fruit juice, to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine by yourself without consulting your doctor. Ask for your doctor’s advice if diarrhea persists for a long time.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slow or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. Ask for your doctor’s advice if stomach pain doesn’t improve.
Try to take rest and do not involve yourself in exertive activities. You can apply a pain-relieving balm on your forehead. Your doctor might suggest you some painkillers. Ask for your doctor’s advice if headache doesn’t improve.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel sleepy after taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking.
Do not take LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION if you are allergic to Levetiracetam or to any other ingredients of this medicine.
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases such as family or medical history of irregular heart rhythm (visible on an electrocardiogram), or if you are prone to heartbeat irregularities. Consult your doctor before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
Before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION tell your doctor if you:
Use in paediatrics:
Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and severity of the disease. Consult with your doctor before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
Use in geriatrics:
Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of the treatment depending upon your age, disease condition and body weight. Consult your doctor before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
A. Drug–Drug Interactions:
Inform your physician if you are taking any of the following medicines before taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION:
If you or anyone else accidentally took extra dose of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION are sleepiness, aggression, agitation, inhibition of breathing or decrease of alertness.
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What is LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION and why is it prescribed?
LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION contains Levetiracetam which belongs to the group of medicines called Anticonvulsants. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy and also used in combination with other antiepileptic medicines to treat partial onset seizures with or without generalisation, myoclonic seizures, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures and idiopathic generalised epilepsy.
Can I stop taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION if I start to feel better?
You must keep taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION for the time your doctor has prescribed it to you. Stopping suddenly may cause increase in seizures. If you wish to discontinue taking LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION, ask for your doctor’s advice to avoid the chances of increase in seizures.
What is the best time to take LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION?
Take LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION as advised by your doctor. Shake well before use. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your age, body weight and severity of the condition.
How to manage if I miss a dose of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION?
If you miss one or two doses of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION, you should contact your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION.
Can the use of LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION cause sleepiness?
Yes, LEVILEX ORAL SOLUTION may cause sleepiness. Therefore, during the initial phase of treatment, avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.
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