Levetiracetam

VILIPIL

COMPOSITION
Levetiracetam500MG | 100MG
SPECIFICATION
FORMTABLET | INJECTABLE
PACKING10X10 | 1’s
PACKING TYPEBLISTER | –
MRP1240 | 115

DESCRIPTION

Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat epilepsy. Levetiracetam may selectively prevent hypersynchronization of epileptiform burst firing and propagation of seizure activity. Levetiracetam binds to the synaptic vesicle protein SV2A, which is thought to be involved in the regulation of vesicle exocytosis. Although the molecular significance of levetiracetam binding to synaptic vesicle protein SV2A is not understood, levetiracetam and related analogs showed a rank order of affinity for SV2A which correlated with the potency of their antiseizure activity in audiogenic seizure-prone mice.

SIDE EFFECTS

Side effects include aggression, agitation, coma, drowsiness, reduced consciousness, slowed breathing.

INDICATION

Used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children 4 years of age and older with epilepsy.