Levetiracetam is used alone or along with other medications to assist manage specific types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. The chemical name of levetiracetam, a solitary enantiomer, is - ethyl-2oxo-1pyrrolidine acetamide, its molecular formula is C8H14N2O2 and its molecular weight is 170. 21. Levetiracetam is chemically unrelated to existing antiepileptic drugs. It has the adhering to structural formula: Levetiracetam is a white to beige crystalline powder with a faint odor and a bitter taste. It is very soluble in water. It is freely soluble in chloroform and in methanol, soluble in ethanol, sparingly soluble in acetonitrile and practically insoluble in n-hexane. Levetiracetam extended-release tablets, USP have the labeled quantity of levetiracetam, USP. Non-active components: colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, povidone, opadry white. Opadry white contains hypromellose, titanium macrogol, talc and dioxide. The medicine is combined with a medication release controlling polymer that provides a medication launch at a regulated rate. The biologically inert components of the tablet might occasionally remain undamaged during GI transit and will be eliminated in the feces as a soft, hydrated mass. This product fulfills the requirements of USP Dissolution Test 2.
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