Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam belongs to the anticonvulsant group of drugs, and is used to treat seizures. As it decreases the number of seizures a person experiences, it is used for partial onset, myoclonic, and tonic-clonic seizures. The common side effects of this drug are weakness, tiredness, dizziness, and aggression.

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I had seizures and would like to know which medication, tablet Levera, tablet Valproin Chrono, or tablet Brivajoy works better without side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 years old working man. Three years back, I had my first seizure attack while in my office and discussing a meeting. It was a powerful attack, and I got injured, mostly in my face. A few months later, when I was packing my luggage for travel, I lost consciousness for about two ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Since tablet Brivajoy (Brivaracetam) is challenging to find, it is fine to continue with tablet Valparin Chrono (Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid) 500 mg three times daily and tablet Levera (Levetiracetam) 500 mg twice daily. This is a...  Read Full »

What could cause epilepsy and arachnoid cyst in a 30-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My 30 year old brother has an arachnoid cyst displacing his hypoglossal nerve. He has no tongue problems, but he has epilepsy since the last 10 years. If I send over his MRI report, can you tell me what causes his epilepsy? Thank you in advance for your time. Due to his new medicine Epi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the attached MRI report. As per the available MRI report, it appears that your brother suffered some ischemic (blood circulation related) damage during his early part of life, especially around his birth. It is possible that the same dam...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for seizure episodes in my 15-year-old sister?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister has been having seizures. So, we consulted a doctor, who said she has abnormal brain activity. Her EEG showed abnormal spikes. Currently, she is taking Levipil 1000,  twice a day. What is going on with my sister? No one is explaining anything, and the medication is affecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding seizures, Levipil (Levetiracetam) is a good option for treatment of seizure disorder, and I think your doctor has taken the right decision. Now regarding the behavioral changes that you mentioned, I woul...  Read Full »

How to overcome lethargy and sleepiness after lunch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old software professional. I have a lot of work pressure and also loads of stress and tension in my personal life. I sleep around seven to eight hours a day and stick to a very healthy and disciplined lifestyle with respect to timely food habits and taking a balanced die...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What epilepsy treatment are you on? Drugs prescribed for epilepsy as well as OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) can cause sedation. If it is not due to the drugs, you can try changing your meal schedule. It is normal for everyone to feel sleepy after a heavy lunc...  Read Full »

How to cure the brain hemorrhage in my father?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has a brain hemorrhage. He has multiple blood clots. I am attaching the CT scan reports. Please have a look.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are not blood clots but areas of bleeding within the brain. He should be treated with hemostatic agents till the resolution of the hemorrhage and edema. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-on...  Read Full »

My kid suffers from a developmental delay. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid has a developmental delay. He is missing his milestones. He is 1 year 10 months. He does not walk or kneel or speak yet. His TMS and GC-MS reports showed negative. We started Levi Pil syrup (Levetiracetam) based on the attached EEG report.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the prescription of Levetiracetam, it is completely right as there is evidence of absence seizures indicated by EEG (electroencephalogram). Regarding developmental delay, there is a need f...  Read Full »

My dad had a seizure-like attack after a DBS surgery. Can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had undergone deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's six months ago. I have been visiting his neurosurgeon to fine tune the stimulation. There have been significant changes post surgery. But, his speech is slurred when movements are alright and when speech is fine, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Parkinsonism is very rarely associated with seizures. If it was diagnosed to be epilepsy, I think he should be started on treatment for the same. I would suggest tablet Valproate 500 mg twice a day. Get an MRI brain done. For more information consult a neurologist ...  Read Full »

Can I take a sleeping tablet along with Levetiracetam?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Levetiracetam 500 mg for brain injury. Can I take a sleeping tablet-like Restavit or Melatonin along with it?   Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can take Melatonin or Restavit (Doxylamine) for having good sleep while taking Levetiracetam. There is no need to worry about it.  Read Full »

Why do I get seizures though my EEG is normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I had my first seizure three years ago. I have put on Levetiracetam 500 mg, but eventually, my seizure continued two seizures per year until today. But last year, my dose was increased to 750 mg, but seizures are the same i.e., two seizures per year. I did EEG ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent seizures for the last three years, and you had two years in the preceding year. You fall into the category of uncontrolled seizures. Though your EEG (electroencephalography) is normal, no mention of any CT or MRI head is mentioned. I presume yo...  Read Full »

Can brain development problems in babies result in convulsions?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 months old baby had convulsions. We feel that he has crossed eyes, neck moving issues and feeling partial seizures during sleeping alone. I also have a doubt whether there is any brain development problem. Currently, he is on Keppra 100 mg/mL, 1 mL in 12 hours and so to be given twic...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about this condition. However, I would like to know some details to help you better. Tell me the birth history of the child. Did the child cry immediately after birth? Has the child required to be kept in NICU for any reason (neonatal inten...  Read Full »

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