Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S

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Contains :Levetiracetam 250 mg
Company:Hilton Pharma
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  • Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy disorders (seizures)
  • Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S contains Levetiracetam
  • Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth)
  • Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and adults alike
  • Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is not to be ingested without a physician’s advice

About

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S belongs to a family of chemicals known as anticonvulsants and is prescribed for treatment of Epileptic seizures,especially seizures involving a single part of the brain known as partial onset seizures.Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is available in tablet as well as syrup format.

Patient’s treatments usually start with a tablet a day,which is later increased to two tablets (or two tablespoons if used in syrup form) depending on the patient’s needs and how well she/he is able to cope with any side effects experienced by the patient.Each patient has a different dose customized to fit their needs best by a doctor.

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is safe enough to be prescribed to patients aged 4 years and above.Elderly patients may also safely ingest Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S but ideally a lower dosage,as due to decreased kidney functions in old age the elimination process of Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S might be slower.Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is not recommended to pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers.

Dizziness,headache and stomach problems (such as nausea and vomiting) are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S as that would result in extreme dizziness.Unnecessary consumption of Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is not advised.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few weeks) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Indications

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Partial – Onset Seizures
  • Epileptic Seizures

How To Use Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S 

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is to be ingested orally with sufficient liquids,to ease the passage of the tablet.Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S can be ingested at any time of the day although it is preferable that it be ingested after dinner.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole. If Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is ingested in liquid form,it is advised to carefully measure out the correct dose before ingestion.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Patients are started with a tablet a day.Which may be altered to 2 tablets a day depending on the patient’s needs and any side effects felt by the patient.

Child Dosage 

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients aged 4 years and above,although the dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s age,weight and severity of illness.

Elderly Dosage

Patients aged 65 years and above are prescribed a lower dosage,due to decreased kidney functions in old age the elimination process of Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S might be slower

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is not considered safe to be prescribed to pregnant women and/or lactating mothers and is therefore,only prescribed when absolutely necessary.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance
  • Moderate to severe kidney diseases
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Major depressive syndrome
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Alcohol abuse

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S:

  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Mild to moderate kidney diseases
  • Intolerance to Maltitol (a type of sugar)

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S:

  • Other epileptic drugs (eg, phenytoin)
  • Methotrexate
  • Laxatives
  • Orlistat
  • Metoclopramide
  • Deferiprone
  • Lasmiditan

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Fatigue

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Allergic reactions
  • Decreased urination
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy,stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

FAQS

#1.HOW TO STORE Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#4.WILL Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#5.WILL Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

Yes,there is sufficient evidence to suggest that female patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#6.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#8.CAN Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#9.DOES Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S has the potential to cause an addiction but if the correct dosage is ingested properly without being misused,there is no need to worry about an addiction or dependency developing.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy,thus if taken with the medication it may lead to extreme dizziness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#12.IS Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.Patients aged 65 years and above are prescribed a low dosage of Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S and only when absolutely necessary,as it may worsen age related dementia.

#13.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence,if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#14.CAN I TAKE Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is prescribed to pregnant women only when absolutely necessary.If prescribed during the third trimester, Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S may lead to withdrawal symptoms,breathing difficulties,feeding difficulties,irritability,tremors or limp and stiff muscles in the infant.

#15.IS Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S SAVE TO BE PRESCRIBED TO BREASTFEEDING WOMEN?

For breastfeeding women,Lerace 250mg Tablet 5.0 ‘S is not prescribed.

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