Levipil Syrup Information
What is Levipil?
Levipil Syrup is used for Partial Onset Fits, Involuntary Muscle Jerk In People With Epilepsy, Seizure That Affects The Entire Brain and other conditions.
Levipil Syrup contains Levetiracetam as an active ingredient.
Levipil Syrup works by decreasing the abnormal excitation of the brain.
Levipil Syrup Uses
Levipil Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Partial Onset Fits
- Involuntary Muscle Jerk In People With Epilepsy
- Seizure That Affects The Entire Brain
Levipil Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Levipil Syrup improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
Decreasing the abnormal excitation of the brain.
Levipil Syrup – Composition and Active Ingredients
Levipil Syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Levetiracetam (500 MG)
Levipil Syrup – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Levipil Syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Hair Loss
Levipil Syrup – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Have skin rashes or changes in mood
- May experience drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, or respiratory infections during treatment
- Planning to become pregnant
Levipil Syrup – Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Levipil Syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Levipil Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
Levipil Syrup – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Levipil Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Levipil Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Allergic reactions
- Infants under the age of 1 month
Other important Information on Levipil Syrup
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Levipil Syrup
Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Levipil Syrup, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
Storage of Levipil Syrup
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Levipil Syrup.
Expired Levipil Syrup
Taking a single dose of expired Levipil Syrup is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
Levipil Syrup – Frequently asked Questions
Can Levipil Syrup be used for partial onset fits and involuntary muscle jerk in people with epilepsy?
Yes, partial onset fits and involuntary muscle jerk in people with epilepsy are among the most common reported uses for Levipil Syrup. Please do not use Levipil Syrup for partial onset fits and involuntary muscle jerk in people with epilepsy without consulting first with your doctor.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Levipil Syrup medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.