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Epictal (Levetiracetam) Drug Price and Information

Epictal is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for partial seizures. It works by reducing the activity in the brain. It can be used alone or with other antiepileptic medications. 

Epictal

  Tablet  
IPCA Laboratories Ltd. (Innova)
Generic : Levetiracetam
 82.00
250mg
10 Tablets
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    Drug information on Epictal (Levetiracetam) from IPCA Laboratories Ltd. (Innova)

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    Drug Name : Levetiracetam

    Levetiracetam(Keppra) generic Epictal is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for partial seizures. It works by reducing the activity in the brain. It can be used alone or with other antiepileptic medications.
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    Medical condition(s) for which Epictal may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    PO/IV- Adjunct in partial seizures- Initial: 500 mg twice daily on the 1st day, may increase gradually. Max: 3 g/day.
    Monotherapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization- Initial: 500 mg/day, may increase gradually. Max: 3 g/day.

    Side effects of Epictal

    Central Nervous System: Drowsiness, weakness, headache, hostility, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, personality disorder, irritability, agitation, emotional lability, depression, mood swings, vertigo, anxiety, unsteadiness, seizures, memory loss, confusion, increased reflexes, tingling, aggression and suicidal behavior.

    Skin: Itching, skin discoloration, rash and loss of hair.

    Eye and ENT: Inflammation of nasopharynx, stuffy nose, inflammation of conjunctiva, blurred vision, double vision and ear pain.

    Gastrointestinal: Vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, gastroenteritis, constipation and inflammation of pancreas.

    Genitourinary: Albumin in urine and urine abnormality.

    Blood: Easy bruising, deficiency of all three blood cell types (with bone marrow suppression in some cases).

    Liver: Abnormal LFTs (liver function test), liver failure and inflammation.

    Metabolic: Dehydration and weight loss.

    Musculoskeletal: Neck pain.

    Respiratory: Increased cough, asthma and sinusitis.

    Miscellaneous:Accidental injury, infection, influenza, pain, flu syndrome, face edema and viral infection.

    How to use Epictal?

    May be taken with or without food. (Oral solution should be diluted in a glass of water.) Administer IV levetiracetam as 15-min infusion following dilution in 100 ml of a compatible diluent.

    When Should Epictal not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Epictal

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, allergic reactions, patients undergoing haemodialysis, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Patient may develop mood changes, suicidal thoughts.

    It may impair ability to drive or operate machinery during initial therapy.

    Other Precautions for Epictal

    Do not change the dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Epictal

    Intravenous: Once reconstituted store at 15-30°C and use within 24 hr. Store tablets, oral solution, and undiluted IV injection at 15-30°C.



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