Levetiracetam Oral Tablet, Extended Release 500Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Levetiracetam: Oral tablet, extended release (500mg)

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Levetiracetam 500mg ER Tablet
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Levetiracetam 500mg ER Tablet
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Levetiracetam 500mg ER Tablet
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Levetiracetam 500mg ER Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: TV 7795 

What is this Medicine?

LEVETIRACETAM (lee ve tye RA se tam) is an antiepileptic drug. It is used with other medicines to treat certain types of seizures.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Levetiracetam: Oral tablet, extended release(500mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Levetiracetam 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 005913635
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Partial Seizures

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Levetiracetam 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Levetiracetam 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

Stomach Pain Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Red, Pimple Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lung Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Thoughts Of Suicide Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
1.0-17.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hallucinations Incidence:
1.0-17.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paranoia Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ear Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
2.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hostility Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dehydration Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
3.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
3.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
4.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritability Incidence:
6.0-11.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
6.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Eosinophilia Incidence:
8.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
9.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Levetiracetam 500mg Extended-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Levetiracetam 500mg Extended-Release Tablet(Levetiracetam)
Alcohol and Levetiracetam(Levetiracetam)
Generally, levetiracetam therapy should not be taken with alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can increase the possibility of having a seizure. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking Levetiracetam and Ethanol together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Levetiracetam affects you; do not drink alcoholic beverages and drive.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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