NACLEVE-500 | Levetiracetam 500 MG

LEVETIRACETAM 500 MG

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Description

Levetiracetam 500 500MG– Nacleve 500 is used for the treatment of seizures that usually occur because of the condition called epilepsy. It helps lower the frequency of seizures. Levetiracetam 500 comes from a branch of medicine known as ‘anticonvulsants’. This medicine is used not to cure epilepsy but to control the seizures. It tempers with the transmission of nerve signals in the brain. The seizure will be in control as long as the medication is taken.

Main Uses of Levetiracetam 500

Levetiracetam 500 belongs to the group of medicines known as antiepileptics. It is mainly used to treat seizures in the cases associated with epilepsy. It might also find its use in the treatment of the partial-onset of epilepsy or tonic-clonic seizures.

Composition

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  • Polyvinyl alcohol – partly hydrolysed
  • Iron oxide yelloo
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Povidone
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Macrogel
  • Purified talc
  • Talc
  • Corn starch

Specific Uses of Levetiracetam 500 MG

The initial dosage of Levetiracetam 500mg recommended by experts is 2 times a day, every day. Although there might be cases in which the dosage should be altered or the medicine should not be consumed at all. Those conditions are described below.

  • Levetiracetam 500 is not to be taken if it is not prescribed by your doctor. If you are consuming this drug without the guidance of a doctor, discontinue immediately.
  • It is important to take this medicine exactly as described by your doctor.
  • The medication is to be taken before or after meals as instructed by your doctor.
  • The medicine is not to be taken if you are allergic to Levetiracetam 500 or any of its ingredients.
  • If you experience any side effects or allergic reactions, contact your doctor immediately.
  • It is recommended to use this medication at the same time of the day every day.
  • This drug is known to make you feel drowsy in the initial months.
  • The consumption of alcohol in the duration of usage of Levetiracetam 500 should be limited.

Preventative Information about Levetiracetam 500

Before taking a medication it is necessary to know all the information about how it is to be used and in what conditions it should be used.

  • Before you start to take this medication, be sure to inform your doctor about any food allergies or chemical allergies you might have.
  • The recommending physician also needs to be informed of pregnancy and if or not you are breastfeeding.
  • Levetiracetam 500 is to be used only for people above the age of 16 years.
  • The dosage recommended by your doctor will be based on the extent of your ailment and your response to the medicine.
  • The amount of dosage recommended to children is based on their weight.
  • The doctor might initially start with a small dose and increase it gradually.
  • The medication is not to be discarded in wastewater (in the sink or the toilet) or even the garbage, it has to be submitted to your pharmacist for safe disposal if the medicine has expired or is no longer needed.

How to take  Dosage Levetiracetam 500?

Missed Dose: In case you miss a dose, it is better to consume the medicine as soon as possible. But if you are already close to the timing of your next dose, it is recommended that you do not take a double dose in case one dose is missed. If you encounter any problems relating to this, we advise you to contact your doctor at once.

Overdose: It is suggested against taking multiple doses of Levetiracetam 500. The symptoms that are observed with overdose include somnolence, aggression, loss of consciousness, respiratory depression, agitation, and coma.

Withdrawal

When continued, Levetiracetam 500 takers do not show signs of withdrawal. In the case when the medication is to be discontinued, it is recommended to withdraw the usage of medication very gradually and over a significant amount of time.

Side Effects of Using Levetiracetam 500 MG?

All medication reacts to different people in different ways. Hence Levetiracetam 500 might also have some undesirable effects depending on the different people. Some of the common side effects you might face while on this medication are:

  1. Headache
  2. Drowsiness
  3. Fatigue
  4. Sleepiness
  5. Dizziness
  6. Increased blood pressure
  7. Loss of control on body agility
  8. Depression
  9. Sinus infections
  10. Numbness with tingling
  11. Amnesia
  12. Anxiety
  13. Viral infection
  14. Lazy eye
  15. Conjunctivitis
  16. Double vision

Sometimes the side effects might be a little out of control for example in the cases of

  • Low white blood cell count
  • Decreased hematocrits
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Bone marrow suppression
  • Eczema
  • Involuntary muscle movements
  • Pancreatitis

If there is any concern about any of the side effects, consult your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication.

Storage Instruction of Levetiracetam 500?

Levetiracetam 500 should be stored away from children and pet animals. It should be stored away from light and moisture. It should be stored someplace cool and dry. This medication should be discarded carefully.

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