LEVETIRACETAM- levetiracetam tablet, film coated
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Levetiracetam Tablets USP
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.
What is the most important information I should know about levetiracetam tablets?
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 them.
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 are levetiracetam tablets?
Levetiracetam tablets are 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 1 month 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. Tell your pharmacist immediately if you think you have been given the wrong medicine.
250 mg: Blue, oblong shaped, film coated tablet, debossed and scored with “9” to the left side of the score and “3” to the right side of the score, “7285” on the other side of the tablet.
500 mg: Yellow, oblong shaped, film coated tablet, debossed and scored with “9” to the left side of the score and “3” to the right side of the score, “7286” on the other side of the tablet.
750 mg: Orange, oblong shaped, film coated tablet, debossed and scored with “9” to the left side of the score and “3” to the right side of the score, “7287” on the other side of the tablet.
1000 mg: White, oblong shaped, film coated tablet, debossed and scored with “9” to the left side of the score and “3” to the right side of the score, “7493” on the other side of the tablet.
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 levetiracetam tablets include:
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. 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 they were not prescribed. Do not give levetiracetam tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. They 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. You can also get information about levetiracetam tablets by calling 1-888-838-2872.
What are the ingredients of levetiracetam tablets?
Active ingredient: levetiracetam, USP
Inactive ingredients: corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, povidone, and titanium dioxide. Additionally, the 250 mg tablets contain FD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake and FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake; 500 mg tablets contain FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 Aluminum Lake, and iron oxide yellow; and 750 mg tablets contain FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, iron oxide red, and iron oxide yellow.
Levetiracetam tablets do not contain lactose or gluten.
Information on the use of levetiracetam in pediatric patients less than 4 years of age as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures is approved for UCB, Inc.’s levetiracetam tablets. However, due to UCB, Inc.’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL IND. LTD.
Jerusalem, 9777402, Israel
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
North Wales, PA 19454
Rev. E 9/2014