Levera XR 500 Tablet (10)

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    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) Information

    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Epilepsy. Secondary and off-label uses of Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) have also been mentioned below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Levera XR 500 Tablet (10). The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) include Fatigue, Headache, Drowsiness. While these are the most often observed Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10)'s effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) related warnings section.

    Other contraindications of Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) Benefits & Uses

    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Levera XR 500 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 XR 500 Tablet (10) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Levera XR 500 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 XR 500 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 XR 500 Tablet (10) on the Kidneys?


      Levera rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) on the Liver?


      Levera is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) on the Heart?


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

      Safe


    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Levera XR 500 Tablet (10)

    • Is this Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Levera XR 500 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 XR 500 Tablet (10) can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Levera XR 500 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 XR 500 Tablet (10) has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Levera XR 500 Tablet (10)


      It is safe to take Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Levera XR 500 Tablet (10)


      Consuming Levera XR 500 Tablet (10) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Levera XR 500 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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