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Levera 500 Tablet

Product Of Intas Pharmaceuticals


Levetiracetam (500mg)

Pack of 15 tablet


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Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Levera 500 Tablet


Levera 500 mg tablet is used for the treatment of seizures in epilepsy. It is a brain-related disorder characterised by abnormal brain activity, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour, feeling fuzzy and sometimes loss of consciousness. This tablet is also used to control and prevent seizures during and after brain surgery. Levera 500 contains levetiracetam as its active component. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor. Stopping Levera 500 on our own may further worsen the disease condition. The common side effects of the Levera 500 mg tablets are sleepiness, headache, cough and runny nose. Also, if you feel any side effects or there is no improvement in your condition, then immediately inform your doctor. Before starting Levera 500mg, inform your doctor about the detailed history of your medical condition and all other medicines, you are currently taking, including herbals and over-the-counter.


In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures
Levera 500 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants (or anti-epileptics). It works by slowing down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). This medicine can be used to control various types of seizures—myoclonic, partial-onset, and primary generalized tonic-clonic (or grand mal). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. You should continue taking it even if you feel well and are not having any seizures. Missing doses may trigger a seizure. Do not stop using this medicine until your doctor advises you.

Directions For Use:

 You can take it with or without food but try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Your doctor will advise the right dose for you. It is generally advised as a long-term treatment. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well. If you stop or miss doses your seizures could get worse.

Side Effects:

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Behavioral changes
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Irritation
  • Agitation
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Infection

Warning & Precautions:

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, depression, or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor may suggest regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function while taking this medicine.

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Levera 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


Q: What is the normal tenure for a prescription of Levera 500 mg tablet?
A: The course depends upon the severity of the condition. It can last as little as a month to a lifetime.

Q: Can I change medicines in between the tenure?
A: A proper consultation is required before making any alterations to the prescription. If the medicine is not showing signs of progress, the doctor will instruct on how to switch to a different composition.

Q: Is Levera 500 mg tablet safe for children?
A: Levera 500 mg tablet is allowed to be prescribed to adults and children above the age of four years, but the prescription should only be done after a consultation and proper tests from a doctor.

Q: What are the precautions one has to take in case of a seizure?
A: First, stay calm and then move the individual to a safe spot. Call medical assistance if the seizure lasts for more than five minutes.

Q: Does prolonged use of Levera 500 mg tablet result in suicidal tendencies?
A: No, such case has been reported. However, the medicine is not advised to be given to individuals who already have suicidal thoughts as the side effects may heighten it up.

Q: Can I stop Levera 500 mg tablet on my own, if I feel better?
A: No, do not stop taking Levera 500 mg tablet suddenly, as it could worsen your condition of seizures. Instead, consult your doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your condition.

Q: Is Levera 500 mg tablet safe for the elderly?
A: Caution is advised while giving this medicine to the elderly, as their kidney function is not as optimum as the young population. Seniors may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medicine, like sleepiness or dizziness. Due to this, they are at greater risk of injury from falls or other accidents.

Q: Is Levera and Levetiracetam same?
A: Yes, Levera contains levetiracetam as its main ingredient.

Q: What is the side effect of Levera 500?
A: Headache, sleepiness, cough, runny nose, nausea are a few common side effects of Levera 500. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

Q: What is Levera 500 mg tablet used for?
A: Levera 500 is used to treat and prevent seizures or fits in patients above 16 years.

Q: How long should I take levera 500?
A: You should take Levera 500 for as long as prescribed by the doctor, even if you feel well. It is usually prescribed for long-term treatment. Do not stop the treatment midway, without consulting the doctor.

Q: What is the function of Levera?
A: Levetiracetam present in Levera 500, works by attaching to a protein in the body, thus inhibiting the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and preventing the spread of electrical signals that cause fits.

Q: Can the use of the Levera 500 tablet cause sleepiness?
A: Yes, Levera 500 can make you feel sleepy. It is a common side effect of this medicine, though not everyone will experience it. If you experience this symptom avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or any activities that require alertness.


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