LEVETIRACETAM - levetiracetam tablet, film coated
Boca Pharmacal, LLC
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking levetiracetam tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
Like other antiepileptic drugs, levetiracetam tablets may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500 people taking it.
Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Do not stop levetiracetam tablets without first talking to a healthcare provider.
How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
What is levetiracetam?
Levetiracetam is a prescription medicine taken by mouth that is used with other medicines to treat:
It is not known if levetiracetam tablets are safe or effective in children under 4 years of age.
Before taking your medicine, make sure you have received the correct medicine. Compare the name above with the name on your bottle and the appearance of your medicine with the description of levetiracetam tablets provided below. Contact your pharmacist immediately if you believe a dispensing error may have occurred.
250 mg levetiracetam tablets are light blue, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablets, debossed “250” and a score on one side and “0136” on the other side.
500 mg levetiracetam tablets are yellow, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablets, debossed “500” and a score on one side and “0137” on the other side.
750 mg levetiracetam tablets are light orange, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablets, debossed “750” and a score on one side and “0138” on the other side.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting levetiracetam tablets?
Before taking levetiracetam tablets, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Do not start a new medicine without first talking with your healthcare provider.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.
How should I take levetiracetam tablets?
Take levetiracetam tablets exactly as prescribed.
What should I avoid while taking levetiracetam tablets?
Do not drive, operate machinery or do other dangerous activities until you know how levetiracetam tablets affect you. Levetiracetam tablets may make you dizzy or sleepy.
What are the possible side effects of levetiracetam tablets?
Levetiracetam tablets can cause serious side effects.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms:
The most common side effects seen in people who take include levetiracetam tablets:
The most common side effects seen in children who take levetiracetam tablets include, in addition to those listed above:
These side effects can happen at any time but happen more often within the first 4 weeks of treatment except for infection.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of levetiracetam tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store levetiracetam tablets?
General information about levetiracetam tablets.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use levetiracetam tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give levetiracetam tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about levetiracetam tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about levetiracetam tablets that is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients of levetiracetam tablets?
Levetiracetam tablet active ingredient: levetiracetam
Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, povidone, titanium dioxide, and additional agents listed below:
250 mg tablets: FD&C Blue #2 aluminum lake
500 mg tablets: polyethylene glycol and yellow iron oxide
750 mg tablets: FD&C Blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, polyethylene glycol and red iron oxide
Levetiracetam tablets do not contain lactose or gluten.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Boca Pharmacal, LLC
Coral Springs, FL 33065