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Levemex 100 MG Injection

Manufactured byIcon Life Sciences
Description

Levemex 100 MG Injection is an anticonvulsant that is used to control seizures in adults and children. It is generally used as an alternative treatment option in patients where the oral forms of therapy with this medicine is temporarily not feasible.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Levemex 100 MG Injection

  • Aggression or anger
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Shivering
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings
  • Weakness
  • Double vision
  • Muscle pain
  • Body pain
  • Cough
  • Skin rash
  • Pain at the injection site

Uses of Levemex 100 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Habit-forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are allergic to levetiracetam, pyrrolidone derivatives, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Suicidal tendency

The use of this medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavioral changes. Close monitoring of signs of behavioral changes and suicidal thoughts is necessary while receiving this medicine. It should be used with caution and appropriate dose adjustments should be done in patients suffering from depression.

Blood cells count

This medicine may cause a decrease in blood cell count. Frequent monitoring of blood tests is to be performed and discontinue taking the medicine if Levitiracetam is suspected to be the cause.

Driving and operating machinery

The use of this medicine may cause tiredness, fatigue, drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during or immediately after treatment with this medicine.

Hypersensitivity reactions

This medicine may cause allergic reactions including bronchospasm and angioedema in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Cetirizine

Opioids

Nortriptyline

Sodium oxybate

Disease interactions

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver function impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney function impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended for such patients during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to certain receptors in the brain and inhibits the excitation of brain cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

Levetiracetam 100 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5184/smpc

DailyMed - Levetiracetam injection [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=70e52e89-3844-4cd9-a406-b29e9520a12c

[Internet]. Mylan.com. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://www.mylan.com/-/media/mylancom/files/products/prescribing_information.pdf?la=en
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