Torleva

Torleva

levetiracetam

Manufacturer:

Torrent

Distributor:

Atlanta Medicare

Marketer:

Atlanta Medicare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Levetiracetam
Indications/Uses
Seizure disorders eg, partial seizure, myoclonic seizure, primary generalized tonic-clonic.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Focal seizures w/ or w/o secondary generalisation Monotherapy: Adult & childn >16 yr Initially 250 mg once daily increased after 1-2 wk to 250 mg bid; thereafter increased in steps of 250 mg bid every 2 wk. Max: 1.5 g bid. Adjunctive therapy: Adult & childn >12 yr weighing >50 kg Initially 250 mg bid, adjusted in steps of 500 mg bid every 2-4 wk. Max 1.5 g bid. Childn over 6 mth weighing <50 kg Initially 10 mg/kg once daily adjusted in steps not exceeding 10 mg/kg bid every 2 wk. Max: 30 mg/kg bid, 1-6 mth Initially 7 mg/kg once daily, adjusted in steps not exceeding 7 mg/kg bid every 2 wk. Max: 21 mg/kg bid. Adjunctive therapy of myoclonic & tonic-clonic seizures Adult & childn >12 yr weighing >50 kg Initially 250 mg bid, adjusted in steps of 500 mg bid every 2-4 wk. Max: 1.5 g bid. Childn 12-18 yr weighing <50 kg Initially 10 mg/kg once daily, adjusted in steps not exceeding 10 mg/kg bid every 2 wk. Max: 30 mg/kg bid.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Do not discontinue abruptly. Increased risk of suicidality. Decrease in total mean erythrocyte count, mean Hb & hematocrit may occur. Pregnancy (women who have seizures in the 2nd half of pregnancy should be assessed for eclampsia).
Adverse Reactions
Somnolence, asthenia, headache, infection, dizziness, pain, pharyngitis, depression, nervousness, rhinitis, anorexia, ataxia, vertigo, amnesia, anxiety, emotional liability, hostility, paresthesia, increased cough, sinusitis & diplopia.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N03AX14 - levetiracetam ; Belongs to the class of other antiepileptics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Torleva FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
6 × 10's
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