Levetiracetam- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Levetiracetam is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics
Mechanism of Action 
Indications  Levetiracetam is used for
1. Good effect difficult-to-treat idiopathic focal
epilepsies of childhood
2. Including variations such as continuous spike and wave during sleep or Landau-Kleffner syndrome
3. Photosensitivity and myoclonus- Generalised
epilepsy with photosensitivity
4. Idiopathic epilepsy– control of GTCS and Myoclonic
5. Treatment of postanoxic and post-encephalic
myoclonic epilepsy
6. epileptic encephalopathies-LGS
7. West Syndrome
8. Severe myoclonic epilepsy
9. Absence seizure
10. Rolandic epilepsy.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Contraindications Hypersensitivity.
Precautions1. Renal disease
2. pregnancy
Adverse Effects 1. Most frequent somnolence
2. Asthenia
3. Headache
4. Hair loss
5. Vertigo
6. Infection
7. Behavioural changes such as hostility aggression 8. Apathy
Pregnancy Category C

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