Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used to treat various types of seizures
Levetiracetam acts by multiple mechanisms as inhibiting Calcium channels and also indirectly stimulates GABA (An inhibitory neurotransmitter).
Therapeutic Indications Of Keppra 500 Mg Tablets
It is usually used as adjuvant therapy to treat multiple types of seizures (abnormal electrical conductions in the brain) in children and adults.
Method Of Administration Of Keppra 500 Mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Doses may change from patient to patient based on your age, your medical condition, and whether or not you are taking other medicines.
Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you.
Do not stop taking the medicine or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause unwanted side effects or make your condition worse.
Take your dose with or without food.
Take it at the same time every day.
Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor.
If you are taking tablets, swallow them with a full glass of water.
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Keppra 500 Mg Tablets
Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Keppra 500 Mg Tablets
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Non-Pharmacological Treatments & Advice To Improve Mental Health
Ginkgo biloba has been studied for its effects on mental health and found to be effective. Gingko Biloba extract can be purchased in liquid or capsule form for example Ginkozac Capsules
Physical therapy like yoga will be helpful
Adequate amount of sleep is very important for your mental health
Always take your medications as instructed.
Warnings & Special Precautions while Taking Keppra 500 Mg Tablets
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you develop allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, skin rash, swelling of the face or neck, decreased blood pressure, and dizziness.
Talk to your doctor if you experience any signs or symptoms of heart problems such as shortness of breath, fatigue upon exertion, chest pain, peripheral swelling, or fast or slow heart rate.
Contact your doctor if you experience unusual changes in behavior or mood, appearance or worsening of depression, or suicidal thoughts.
Contact your doctor if you experience liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications including over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and supplements.
Storage Conditions Of Keppra 500 Mg Tablets
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
For More Information About Levetiracetam
Ask your physician or pharmacist
Visit SFDA website
Visit Medscape at Information About Levetiracetam
Visit Drugs.com at Information About Levetiracetam
Visit Drugbank.com at Information About Levetiracetam