Levetiracetam serum Test in Chandigarh - Metropolis Healthcare
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Levetiracetam serum Test

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Levetiracetam is approved for treatment of partial, myoclonic, and tonic-clonic seizures.Levetiracetam has very favorable pharmacokinetics with good bioavailability and rapid achievement of steady state.

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Monitoring serum concentration of levetiracetam, particularly in patients with renal disease , in Assessing compliance, Assessing potential toxicity. .

Test is recommended for patients being treated with Levetiracetam for seizures.

Levetiracetam is approved for treatment of partial, myoclonic, and tonic-clonic seizures.Levetiracetam has very favorable pharmacokinetics with good bioavailability and rapid achievement of steady state. Levetiracetam is excreted renally, with a mean half-life of 7 hours in adults and slightly less than that in children. Renal dysfunction may warrant therapeutic monitoring and/or dose adjustment. Given the lack of drug interactions and favorably pharmacokinetics, the primary uses for therapeutic drug monitoring of levetiracetam are compliance assurance and management of physiological changes such as puberty, pregnancy, and aging. Toxicities associated with levetiracetam use include decreased hematocrit and red blood cell count, decreased neutrophil count, somnolence, asthenia, and dizziness. These toxicities may be associated with blood concentrations in the therapeutic range.

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