Levi is one brand name for the drug levetiracetam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook, levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures associated with idiopathic generalized epilepsy, and for myoclonic seizures associated with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in people 12 years and older.
Levi is an antiepileptic, a drug that prevents seizures. It is believed that Levi works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.
How do I take it?
Levi comes in tablet form.
The Australian Medicines Handbook lists common side effects for Levi including dizziness, drowsiness, headache, weakness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, moodiness, aggression, agitation, double vision, and loss of appetite.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Levi include blood disorders, toxic epidermal necrolysis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome (potentially life-threatening disorders of skin and mucous membranes), and multiorgan hypersensitivity syndrome (a potentially life-threatening condition).
For more information about this treatment, visit:
Levi — NPS Medicinewise
Levetiracetam — Epilepsy Foundation
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