Keppra 500mg Tablet
Keppra 500 MG Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of epilepsy (a condition in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed causing fits). It works by reducing the abnormal excitation of brain cells and helps in preventing seizures (fits).
Keppra 500 MG Tablet may cause common side effects such as dizziness, sleepiness, headache, diarrhoea, indigestion, tiredness, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or become severe.
Keppra 500 MG Tablet should be taken exactly as advised by your doctor. Take it at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. Do not skip doses or discontinue the treatment abruptly as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may suggest gradual dose reduction over a period.
Keppra 500 MG Tablet should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or heart problems before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines before starting the treatment to avoid any undesired effects. If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking this medication.
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Major & minor side effects for Keppra 500 MG Tablet
Loss of appetite
Anxiety and nervousness
Lack of energy
Nausea or Vomiting
Weight loss or weight gain
Increased liver enzyme levels
Uses of Keppra 500 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Epilepsy is a condition with abnormal nerve cell activity in your brain resulting in seizures (fits). The symptoms may include changes in behaviour/movement, loss of consciousness, etc. Keppra 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Keppra 500 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population
Keppra 500 MG Tablet should not be used during pregnancy unless necessary. Hence, if you are pregnant consult your doctor to understand the potential risk and benefits before taking the medicine.
Keppra 500 MG Tablet is not recommended while breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk. Hence, consult your doctor If you are breastfeeding.
Keppra 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Close observation for any change in mood or behaviour is necessary while taking Keppra 500 MG Tablet. Report any mood changes to your doctor immediately.
Low blood cell count
Keppra 500 MG Tablet may cause a decrease in blood cell count. Hence your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your blood cell count while you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you experience fever and/or recurrent infections.
Driving and operating machines
Keppra 500 MG Tablet may increase your risk of dizziness and sleepiness. Avoid performing activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience these symptoms after taking this medicine.
Use in children
Keppra 500 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age. Other oral formulations such as syrup should be considered.
QT interval prolongation
Keppra 500 MG Tablet may increase the risk of QT interval prolongation, a heart condition with an irregular heartbeat. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have conditions such as QT interval prolongation or other pre-existing heart problems.
Try not to skip a dose of Keppra 500 MG Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.
Do not take excess dose than prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if you suspect an overdose with Keppra 500 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Keppra 500 MG Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc. Avoid activities that require mental alertness if you experience these symptoms after taking Keppra 500 MG Tablet.
Interaction with Medicine
Keppra 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have pre-existing kidney problems due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function and may recommend dose adjustments based on your condition.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Keppra 500 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not take more or less than the prescribed dose. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Keppra 500 MG Tablet may increase your risk of suicidal thoughts. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in mood or behaviour.
Keppra 500 MG Tablet may alter your blood cell count and liver enzyme levels. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your blood cell count and liver enzyme levels during treatment with this medicine.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Keppra 500 MG Tablet as it may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience symptoms that may affect your alertness after taking Keppra 500 MG Tablet.