Levetiracetam

levetiracetam

What are levetiracetam tablets?

What are Levetiracetam tablets? Levetiracetam is a prescription medicine taken by mouth that is used to treat partial-onset seizures in people 1 month of age and older. myoclonic seizures in people 12 years of age and older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

How should I take levetiracetam to treat epilepsy?

Its important to take it as advised by your doctor. The usual dose of levetiracetam to treat epilepsy in: adults and older children (aged 12 years and over) – 250mg to 3,000mg a day, taken as 1 or 2 doses, but the exact dose may depend on your weight. You can take levetiracetam with or without food.

How much levetiracetam should I take?

Levetiracetam is a prescription medicine. Its important to take it as advised by your doctor. How much will I take? The usual dose of levetiracetam to treat epilepsy in adults and older children (aged 12 years and over) is 250mg to 3,000mg a day, taken as 1 or 2 doses, but the exact dose may depend on your weight.

Can levetiracetam be crushed?

Levetiracetam tablets should not be chewed or crushed. The recommended dosing for monotherapy and adjunctive therapy is the same; as outlined below. Initiate treatment with a daily dose of 1000 mg/day, given as twice-daily dosing (500 mg twice daily).

What kind of drug is levetiracetam suspension?

Levetiracetam Tablet For Suspension. Levetiracetam is used with other medications to treat seizures (epilepsy). It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. Levetiracetam may decrease the number of seizures you have.

What is XR levetiracetam used for?

Written by Cerner Multum. What is levetiracetam? Levetiracetam is used to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy, including partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and tonic-clonic seizures. Extended-release (XR) levetiracetam is for adults and children at least 12 years old.

Can you take levetiracetam with food?

You can take it with or without food. The most common side effects of levetiracetam are headaches, feeling sleepy and a blocked nose or itchy throat. It can take a few weeks for levetiracetam to work. You may still have seizures during this time.

What do levetiracetam 500mg tablets look like?

Levetiracetam Tablets USP, 500 mg are yellow oval shaped biconvex film-coated tablets debossed with a deep break line separating ‘E’ and ‘11’ on one side and plain on the other side.

How much levetiracetam should I take for epilepsy?

Its important to take it as advised by your doctor. The usual dose of levetiracetam to treat epilepsy in: adults and older children (aged 12 years and over) – 250mg to 3,000mg a day, taken as 1 or 2 doses, but the exact dose may depend on your weight.

What happens if I miss a dose of levetiracetam?

If you take levetiracetam and miss a dose: once a day - take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If its less than 12 hours before the next dose is due, leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as normal.

What is the best time of day to take levetiracetam?

You can take levetiracetam with or without food. If you take it twice a day, try to space your doses evenly through the day - for example, first thing in the morning and in the evening. Tablets - swallow whole with a drink of water, milk or juice.

How old do you have to be to take levetiracetam?

When used for partial onset seizures: 1 Extended-release (XR) levetiracetam is for adults and children at least 12 years old. 2 Spritam is for children at least 4 years old who weigh at least 44 pounds (20 kilograms). 3 Roweepra and Keppra may be used in children as young as 1 month old.

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