Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugLevetiracetam is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Levetiracetam is used for
1. Good effect difficult-to-treat idiopathic focal
epilepsies of childhood,
2. Photosensitivity and myoclonus- Generalised
epilepsy with photosensitivity
3. Idiopathic epilepsy– control of GTCS and Myoclonic
4. Treatment of postanoxic and post-encephalic
myoclonic epilepsy
5. Epileptic encephalopathies-
LGS, West Syndrome, severe myoclonic epilepsy,absence seizure, rolandic epilepsy.
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Pharmaceutical Brands
 
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
2. SYRUP
3. INJECTION
Dose 
Contraindications Hypersensitivity.
Precautions 1. Renal disease
2. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects 1. Most frequent somnolence
2. Asthenia
3. Headache
4. Hair loss
5. vertigo
6. behavioural changes such as
hostility aggression, apathy, anxiety, depression,
psychosis.
Pregnancy Category C

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