Epinext 500 Tablet antiepileptic medicine used to treat seizures (fits) in epilepsy. It can be used alone or together with other medications. Helps prevent seizures as long as you continue taking it.
Epinext 500 Tablet suppresses abnormal electrical activity in the brain. You can take it with or without food, but try to take it at the same time each day for the most benefit. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Your doctor will recommend the appropriate dose for you. It is generally recommended as a long-term treatment. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you, even if you feel fine. If you stop or miss doses, your seizures may get worse.
Some common side effects of this drug include dizziness, headache, infection, irritation, nasal congestion (nasal congestion), drowsiness, behavior changes, aggressive behavior, and decreased appetite. Side effects are most common during the first few weeks and generally lessen as your body adjusts to the medicine. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention, but some of them can be serious. A small number of people taking this medicine have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Contact your doctor if your mood worsens.
Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, depression, or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor may suggest regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function while taking this drug.
Epinext 500 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants (or antiepileptics). It works by slowing down electrical signals in the brain that cause seizures (fits). This medication can be used to control several types of seizures: myoclonic, partial-onset, and primary generalized tonic-clonic (or grand mal). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of consciousness, and fear or anxiety.
The medicine may allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or afraid to do (such as swimming and driving). It may take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose needs to be increased slowly), and during this time you may still have seizures. You should keep taking it even if you feel fine and have no seizures. Missing doses can trigger a seizure. Do not stop using this medicine until your doctor tells you to.
EPINEXT 500 contains Levetiracetam, which is an antiepileptic medicine used to treat seizures (fits). It is used in combination with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Decreases abnormal excitement in the brain. This drug is used for the form of epilepsy in which the seizures initially affect only one side of the brain, but could later spread to larger areas on both sides of the brain. Your doctor prescribes it to reduce the number of attacks.
Epilepsy is a common chronic disorder that requires long-term antiepileptic drug therapy. Seizures can occur when electrical signals and chemicals do not work properly in brain cells. This medicine works by binding to a protein (called SV2A) on the surface of nerve cells in the brain. This suppresses the transmission of nerve signals in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems and psychotic disorders. The dose of levetiracetam used in children depends on their weight and age. It is usually started with a low dose and can be increased slowly to limit side effects. Some common side effects of this drug may include dizziness, headache, irritability, loss of appetite, and drowsiness. If you experience any of these problems, contact your doctor for advice. Your doctor may change the amount or the way the medicine is taken, which may help. Do not stop taking EPINEXT 500 without your doctor’s advice.