Julitam

Julitam

levetiracetam

Manufacturer:

Cadila Healthcare

Distributor:

Metro Drug

Marketer:

Zydus Healthcare Phils
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Levetiracetam
Indications/Uses
Monotherapy & adjunctive treatment of partial seizures w/ or w/o secondary generalization. Adjunctive therapy of myoclonic seizures & primarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult ≥16 yr Initially 1 g once daily or in 2 divided doses (500 mg bid). Thereafter, daily dose may be increased in increments of 1 g every 2-4 wk until effective antiepileptic control is achieved up to a max dose of 3 g daily. Children >50 kg Adult dose, <50 kg 20 mg/kg once daily, may be increased in increments of 20 mg/kg every wk to a max dose of 60 mg/kg daily. Monotherapy 500 mg daily, may be increased after 2 wk to 1 g daily. Further increase may be made in increments of 500 mg every 2 wk up to max of 3 g daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to levetiracetam or other pyrrolidone derivatives.
Special Precautions
Avoid abrupt w/drawal. Renal insufficiency. Monitor for suicidal attempt/ideation/behavior. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Infants & childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Somnolence, headache, hostility, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, personality disorder, agitation, emotional lability, irritability, depression, mood swings, vertigo, ataxia, seizures, amnesia, anxiety, confusion, hypersomnia, increased reflexes, insomnia, paresthesia, suicidal behavior. Pruritus, skin discoloration, vesiculobullous rash, alopecia. Nasopharyngitis, rhinitis, pharyngitis, conjunctivitis, amblyopia, diplopia, ear pain. Vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, constipation, pancreatitis. Albuminuria, urine abnormality. Ecchymosis, leukopenia, neutropenia, pancytopenia, thrombocytopenia. Hepatic failure, hepatitis. Dehydration, wt loss. Neck pain. Increased cough, asthma, sinusitis. Accidental injury, asthenia, infection, pain, flu &/or flu syndrome, face edema, viral infection.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N03AX14 - levetiracetam ; Belongs to the class of other antiepileptics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Julitam FC tab 1 g
Packing/Price
100's;10's
Form
Julitam FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
100's;10's
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