LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET 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.
LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET 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 LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET, 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 LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET, your doctor might ask you to take some diagnostic tests.
Before taking LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart diseases. LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women and not recommended for use in breast-feeding women.
LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET 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 LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET 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 LIRCETAM 500MG TABLET 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.