Levetiracetam offered by us, is a type of white crystalline powder, which is very easily soluble in water. This chemical is widely used for the treatment of certain types of seizures in adults and children too. This medicine works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. This medicine is very effective and safe to use. It should be taken as per your doctors advice. This should be consumed as per the dosage. This medicine is very effective as well as economical to use.
- IUPAC ID: (S)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)butanamide
- CAS Number: 102767-28-2
- Formula: C8H14N2O2
- Drug class: Racetam anticonvulsant
- Metabolism: Enzymatic hydrolysis of acetamide group
- Soluble in: Water
- Molecular Weight: 170.20896 g/mol
- Synonyms: 2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)butanamide;Keppra (TN);1-Pyrrolidineacetamide,R-ethyl-2-oxo-,(RS)-;Levetiracetamum [INN-Latin];(S)-alpha-Ethyl-2-oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide;(2R)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)butanamide;(2S)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)butanamide;UCB-L 059;Levetiracetam [INN];Keppra;1-Pyrrolidineacetamide, alpha-ethyl-2-oxo-, (S)-;Levetiracetam butanamide;
- Density: 1.168 g/cm3
- Melting Point: 118-119 °C
- Boiling Point: 395.9 °C at 760 mmHg
- Flash Point: 193.2 °C
- Appearance: White crystalline powder
How Does It Work:
Normally, brain cells communicate with one another through electrical signals and chemicals. It is possible for brain cells to become confused or to become overactive, causing seizures. The drug levetiracetam stops seizures by slowing down electrical signals.
Applications Or Where It Is Used:
The use of levetiracetam in combination with other medications is used to treat epileptic seizures in adults and children. It is an anticonvulsant. It reduces abnormal brain activity.
The manufacturing process of levetiracetam involves following steps:
Reaction of (−)-(S)-alpha-ethyl-2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetic acid and substoichiometric amount of an activating agent in an alcoholic solvent
Subjecting the resulting reaction solution
Dosage Of Usage:
Each patient will receive a different dose of this medicine. Observe the instructions on the label or those provided by your doctor. Change your dose only if your doctor advises you to do so.
Based on its strength, the amount of medicine you take will vary. Similarly, the number of doses you take each day, how long you should wait between doses, and how long your medicine should be taken for depend on the medical problem it is prescribed for.
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