Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Levera DT 250 Tablet
Levera Dt Tablet contains Levetiracetam. It is used to treat epilepsy (fits). It can be used on its own or in combination with other medications. It works to prevent seizures as long as you keep taking it. This medicine should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Before starting this medicine, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures
Levera DT 250 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.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Levera DT 250 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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.
Q. Can the use of Levera DT 250 Tablet cause sleepiness?
Yes, Levera DT 250 Tablet can make you feel sleepy. Therefore, during the initial phase of treatment, avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.
Q. Will the use of Levera DT 250 Tablet affect my fertility?
Levera DT 250 Tablet is not known to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues during the treatment with this medicine.
Q. I have gained weight since I started taking Levera DT 250 Tablet. Is it because of Levera DT 250 Tablet? What should I do?
Weight gain is an uncommon side effect of Levera DT 250 Tablet. However, the response may vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you should take a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking, cut down on high-calorie food items, include more vegetables and fruits in your diet, and exercise regularly. If you still have issues with your weight, consult your doctor.
Q. What should I do if I have missed a dose of Levera DT 250 Tablet?
If you have missed a dose of Levera DT 250 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose, as this may increase the chance of side effects. If you are not sure what to do, you can contact your doctor.
Q. How long does Levera DT 250 Tablet take to show its effect?
Levera DT 250 Tablet may take a few weeks to start working properly since the dose is increased slowly. Your seizures may continue until Levera DT 250 Tablet starts working completely.
Q. For how long do I need to take Levera DT 250 Tablet?
You should continue to take Levera DT 250 Tablet for as long as your doctor advises you to. Do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the frequency of seizures which may be difficult to control.
Q. Will I get addicted to Levera DT 250 Tablet if I use it for a long time?
No, Levera DT 250 Tablet is not habit-forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Levera DT 250 Tablet. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects.
Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes an excess of Levera DT 250 Tablet?
Taking an excess of Levera DT 250 Tablet may cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, a decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing, and even a state of coma. In case of an overdose, immediate medical care should be provided to the patient in a nearby hospital.
Q. How do I come off Levera DT 250 Tablet?
The dose of Levera DT 250 Tablet should be slowly reduced. You may have to take this medicine for a few months before you can stop it completely. Do not reduce the dose without asking your doctor. Inform your doctor if you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin reaction. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking Levera DT 250 Tablet straight away, even if you have epilepsy.
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