Levetiracetam Sandoz

Levetiracetam Sandoz Use In Pregnancy & Lactation



Lek Pharma


Zuellig Pharma


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Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy: There are no adequate data available from the use of levetiracetam in pregnant women.
Studies in animals have shown reproductive toxicity (see Pharmacology: Toxicology: Preclinical safety data under Actions). The potential risk for human is unknown.
Levetiracetam is not recommended during pregnancy and in women of childbearing potential not using contraception unless clearly necessary.
As with other antiepileptic medicinal products, physiological changes during pregnancy may affect levetiracetam concentration. Decrease in levetiracetam plasma concentrations has been observed during pregnancy. This decrease is more pronounced during the third trimester (up to 60% of baseline concentration before pregnancy). Appropriate clinical management of pregnant women treated with levetiracetam should be ensured.
Discontinuation of antiepileptic treatments may result in exacerbation of the disease which could be harmful to the mother and the foetus.
Levetiracetam is excreted in human breast milk. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended.
However, if levetiracetam treatment is needed during breastfeeding, the benefit/risk of the treatment should be weighed considering the importance of breastfeeding.
Fertility: No impact on fertility was detected in animal studies (see Pharmacology: Toxicology: Preclinical safety data under Actions). No clinical data are available, potential risk for human is unknown.
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