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Levera 250 Tablet (10) Information

Levera 250 Tablet (10), a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Epilepsy. The alternative uses of Levera 250 Tablet (10) have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Levera 250 Tablet (10). Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Common side effects of Levera 250 Tablet (10) include Fatigue, Headache, Drowsiness. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Levera 250 Tablet (10) as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Levera 250 Tablet (10) are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Levera 250 Tablet (10)'s effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Levera 250 Tablet (10) related warnings talks about Levera 250 Tablet (10)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other contraindications of Levera 250 Tablet (10) have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Levera 250 Tablet (10) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Levera 250 Tablet (10), it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Levera 250 Tablet (10) Benefits & Uses

Levera 250 Tablet (10) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Levera 250 Tablet (10) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Recommended for above 4 years old
Adult
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Levera 250 Tablet (10) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Levera 250 Tablet (10) safe for pregnant women?


    Levera may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Levera again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Levera 250 Tablet (10) safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can take Levera as it bears very minor side effects for them.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Levera 250 Tablet (10) on the Kidneys?


    Levera rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Levera 250 Tablet (10) on the Liver?


    Levera is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Levera 250 Tablet (10) on the Heart?


    Using Levera does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Levera 250 Tablet (10) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Levera 250 Tablet (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Levera 250 Tablet (10)

  • Is this Levera 250 Tablet (10) habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Levera 250 Tablet (10).

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Levera 250 Tablet (10) can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Levera 250 Tablet (10) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Levera 250 Tablet (10) has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

Levera 250 Tablet (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Levera 250 Tablet (10)


    It is safe to take Levera 250 Tablet (10) with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Levera 250 Tablet (10)


    Consuming Levera 250 Tablet (10) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Levera 250 Tablet (10)

Question about 5 years ago

Can Levera cause constipation?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Levera might cause constipation. It is a rare side effect of this drug and the exact cause behind constipation is unknown. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug then try to take laxative such as Isabgol and eat less spicy highly fibrous food.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Levera cause sedation?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Levera causes sedation, drowsiness or sleepiness. It is a common side effect of this drug. Sedation occurs due to inhibition of excess activity of brain. If you are experiencing sedation after taking this drug then you are advised to not drive any vehicle or operate heavy machinery to avoid an accidental injury.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Levera?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Take Levera 1-2 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food because the presence of food does not affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with improper liver or kidney function.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Levera treat absence seizures?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Levera may be used to treat absence seizures. Scientific studies have found that medicine is effective in decreasing the frequency of absence seizures. However, more studies are needed to confirm its efficacy in the treatment of absence seizures.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Levera cause weight gain?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

Yes, long-term use of Levera in high doses might cause weight gain. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind weight gain is unknown. If you are experiencing unusual weight gain after taking this drug then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Keppra® (levetiracetam)

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 765-767

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 420

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