Keppra 500mg Tablets – Levetiracetam 500mg, 60 Tablets
Keppra is a medicine used to treat seizures in epilepsy
Treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Active ingredient: Levetiracetam 500mg
Suitable for Adults and children 12 years and over
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Keppra 500mg Tablets – Levetiracetam 500mg, 60 Tablets
Do you suffer from seizures as a result of epilepsy? If so, you may be wondering what kinds of treatment options are available to you. Seizures can be extremely debilitating, and often cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. Thankfully, there are effective treatments available that can help you manage your condition and enjoy a better quality of life.
One such treatment is Keppra 500mg Tablets. Keppra contains the active ingredient levetiracetam, which is an antiepileptic medicine. This means that it is designed to help treat seizures in people with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition that causes the brain to produce abnormal electrical activity, which can lead to seizures. Seizures can vary in severity from brief moments of involuntary muscle spasms to extended periods of unconsciousness. They can be extremely dangerous, and often have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life.
Keppra 500mg Tablets work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes seizures. This helps to prevent or reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Keppra is typically taken twice daily, and most people begin to notice a reduction in seizure activity within a few weeks of starting treatment. Keppra is a safe and effective treatment option for many people with epilepsy, and can help you enjoy a better quality of life.
Keppra Tablets is used:
- on its own in adults and adolescents from 16 years of age with newly diagnosed epilepsy, to treat a certain form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition where the patients have repeated fits (seizures). Levetiracetam is used for the epilepsy form in which the fits initially affect only one side of the brain but could thereafter extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain (partial onset seizure with or without secondary generalisation). Levetiracetam has been given to you by your doctor to reduce the number of fits.
- as an add-on to other antiepileptic medicines to treat:
- partial onset seizures with or without generalisation in adults, adolescents, children and infants from one month of age;
- myoclonic seizures (short, shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles) in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy;
- primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures (major fits, including loss of consciousness) in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age with idiopathic generalised epilepsy (the type of epilepsy that is thought to have a genetic cause).
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Keppra 500mg Tablets?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine
Levetiracetam can be used during pregnancy, only if after careful assessment it is considered necessary by your doctor.
You should not stop your treatment without discussing this with your doctor.
A risk of birth defects for your unborn child cannot be completely excluded.
Breast-feeding is not recommended during treatment.
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What is the price of Keppra 500mg Tablets in Nigeria?
The price of Keppra 500mg Tablets is N8,900
Where can you buy Keppra 500mg Tablets In Nigeria?
You can Buy Keppra 500mg Tablets at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Keppra 500mg Tablets is not available to buy over the counter. You need a prescription to buy Keppra 500mg Tablets
Keppra 500mg Tablets is a prescription drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent.
You will be required to send Asset Pharmacy your prescription
How to Use
How to take Keppra
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Take the number of tablets following your doctor’s instructions. Keppra must be taken twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, at about the same time each day
Adjunctive Therapy and monotherapy (from 16 years of age)
- Adults (≥18 years) and adolescents (12 to 17 years) weighing 50 kg or more: Recommended dose: between 1,000 mg and 3,000 mg each day. When you will first start taking Keppra, your doctor will prescribe you a lower dose during 2 weeks before giving you the lowest daily dose. Example: if your daily dose is intended to be 1,000 mg, your reduced starting dose is 1 tablet of 250 mg in the morning and 1 tablet of 250 mg in the evening, and the dose will be gradually incremented to reach 1,000 mg daily after 2 weeks.
- Adolescents (12 to 17 years) weighing 50 kg or less: Your doctor will prescribe the most appropriate pharmaceutical form of Keppra according to weight and dose.
- Dose in infants (1 month to 23 months) and children (2 to 11 years) weighing less than 50 kg: Your doctor will prescribe the most appropriate pharmaceutical form of Keppra according to the age, weight and dose.
Method of administration
Swallow Keppra tablets with a sufficient quantity of liquid (e.g. a glass of water).
You may take Keppra with or without food.
After oral administration the bitter taste of levetiracetam may be experienced.
Duration of treatment
- Keppra is used as a chronic treatment. You should continue Keppra treatment for as long as your doctor has told you.
- Do not stop your treatment without your doctor’s advice as this could increase your seizures.
What you need to know before you take Keppra
Do not take Keppra • If you are allergic to levetiracetam, pyrrolidone derivatives or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6). 2 Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor before taking Keppra • If you suffer from kidney problems, follow your doctor’s instructions. He/she may decide if your dose should be adjusted. • If you notice any slowdown in the growth or unexpected puberty development of your child, please contact your doctor. • A small number of people being treated with anti-epileptics such as Keppra have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. If you have any symptoms of depression and/or suicidal ideation, please contact your doctor. • If you have a family or medical history of irregular heart rhythm (visible on an electrocardiogram), or if you have a disease and/or take a treatment that make(s) you prone to heartbeat irregularities or salt imbalances. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects gets serious or last longer than a few days: • Abnormal thoughts, feeling irritable or reacting more aggressively than usually, or if you or your family and friends notice important changes in mood or behaviour. • Aggravation of epilepsy Your seizures may rarely become worse or happen more often, mainly during the first month after the start of the treatment or increase of the dose. If you experience any of these new symptoms while taking Keppra, see a doctor as soon as possible. Children and adolescents • Keppra is not indicated in children and adolescents below 16 years on its own (monotherapy). Other medicines and Keppra Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Do not take macrogol (a drug used as laxative) for one hour before and one hour after taking levetiracetam as this may results in a loss of its effect. Pregnancy and breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. Levetiracetam can be used during pregnancy, only if after careful assessment it is considered necessary by your doctor. You should not stop your treatment without discussing this with your doctor. A risk of birth defects for your unborn child cannot be completely excluded. Breast-feeding is not recommended during treatment. Driving and using machines Keppra may impair your ability to drive or operate any tools or machinery, as it may make you feel sleepy. This is more likely at the beginning of treatment or after an increase in the dose. You should not drive or use machines until it is established that your ability to perform such activities is not affected. Keppra 750 mg tablets contain Sunset Yellow FCF (E110). Sunset Yellow FCF (E110) colouring agent may cause allergic reactions.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Tell your doctor immediately, or go to your nearest emergency department, if you experience: • weakness, feel light-headed or dizzy or have difficulty breathing, as these may be signs of a serious allergic (anaphylactic) reaction • swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat (Quincke’s oedema) • flu-like symptoms and a rash on the face followed by an extended rash with a high temperature, increased levels of liver enzymes seen in blood tests and an increase in a type of white blood cell (eosinophilia) and enlarged lymph nodes (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms [DRESS]) • symptoms such as low urine volume, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, confusion and swelling in the legs, ankles or feet, as this may be a sign of sudden decrease of kidney function • a skin rash which may form blisters and look like small targets (central dark spots surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge) (erythema multiforme) • a widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) • a more severe form of rash causing skin peeling in more than 30% of the body surface (toxic epidermal necrolysis) • signs of serious mental changes or if someone around you notices signs of confusion, somnolence (sleepiness), amnesia (loss of memory), memory impairment (forgetfulness), abnormal behaviour or other neurological signs including involuntary or uncontrolled movements. These could be symptoms of an encephalopathy. The most frequently reported side effects are nasopharyngitis, somnolence (sleepiness), headache, fatigue and dizziness. At the beginning of the treatment or at dose increase side effects like sleepiness, tiredness and dizziness may be more common. These effects should however decrease over time. Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people • nasopharyngitis; • somnolence (sleepiness), headache. Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people • anorexia (loss of appetite); • depression, hostility or aggression, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness or irritability; • convulsion, balance disorder (equilibrium disorder), dizziness (sensation of unsteadiness), lethargy (lack of energy and enthusiasm), tremor (involuntary trembling); • vertigo (sensation of rotation); • cough; • abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dyspepsia (indigestion), vomiting, nausea; • rash; • asthenia/fatigue (tiredness). Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people • decreased number of blood platelets, decreased number of white blood cells; • weight decrease, weight increase; • suicide attempt and suicidal ideation, mental disorder, abnormal behaviour, hallucination, anger, confusion, panic attack, emotional instability/mood swings, agitation; • amnesia (loss of memory), memory impairment (forgetfulness), abnormal coordination/ataxia (impaired coordinated movements), paraesthesia (tingling), disturbance in attention (loss of concentration); • diplopia (double vision), vision blurred; • elevated/abnormal values in a liver function test; • hair loss, eczema, pruritus; 5 • muscle weakness, myalgia (muscle pain); • injury. Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people • infection; • decreased number of all blood cell types; • severe allergic reactions (DRESS, anaphylactic reaction [severe and important allergic reaction], Quincke’s oedema [swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat]); • decreased blood sodium concentration; • suicide, personality disorders (behavioural problems), thinking abnormal (slow thinking, unable to concentrate); • delirium; • encephalopathy (see sub-section “Tell your doctor immediately” for a detailed description of symptoms); • seizures may become worse or happen more often; • uncontrollable muscle spasms affecting the head, torso and limbs, difficulty in controlling movements, hyperkinesia (hyperactivity); • change of the heart rhythm (Electrocardiogram); • pancreatitis; • liver failure, hepatitis; • sudden decrease in kidney function; • skin rash, which may form blisters and looks like small targets (central dark spots surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge) (erythema multiforme), a widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals (Stevens– Johnson syndrome), and a more severe form causing skin peeling in more than 30% of the body surface (toxic epidermal necrolysis); • rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle tissue) and associated blood creatine phosphokinase increase. Prevalence is significantly higher in Japanese patients when compared to non-Japanese patients. • limp or difficulty walking. Evidence also suggests a possible predisposition of the Japanese population to neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
What Keppra contains
The active substance is called levetiracetam.
One tablet of Keppra 500mg contains 500mg of levetiracetam
How to store
How to store Keppra
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton box and blister after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. This medicine does not require any special storage conditions. 6 Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Patient Information Leaflet
This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.
Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent
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