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Carbatol 300 MG Tablet Questions

Which is substitute medicine instead of tegrital cr 300 mg tab for trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr.Yeshwanth Paidimarri 91% (11ratings)
MBBS, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Which is substitute medicine instead of tegrital cr 300 mg tab for trigeminal neuralgia.
Tegrital contains carbamazepine, other brands containing carbamazepine are mazetol, zen retard, zeptol, etc,
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My father has trigeminal neuralgia disease. He is taking carbamazepine zeptol 400 mg tablet but there is no use of it. Pain is too much, it feels like a spark near ear. What should he do now. Is surgery a good option?

MBBS,MD(medicine), DM -Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
My father has trigeminal neuralgia disease. He is taking carbamazepine zeptol 400 mg tablet but there is no use of it...
Hi Lybrate user. There are other tablets that can be added before going for surgery. And he can get a mri trigeminal nerve fiesta sequence done to decide if surgery is required for him.
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I am using carbatol cr 300 for 10 years. I am now 43. I have no problem now. But I have been addicted and the medicine is now not available in the market. Should I minimise the power of medicine and how much and what is the alternative of this medicine which is easily available in the market.

Dr.Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 97% (12742ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am using carbatol cr 300 for 10 years. I am now 43. I have no problem now. But I have been addicted and the medicin...
It is an anti seizure medication and since under price control not easily available. It is safe to take that under medical supervision and regular tests. All the best.
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Sir, i am 22 years old, i am suffering from fits from past 7 years old doctors suggested me use zeptol for 3 years my doubt was it will cause any effect to my child after my marriage.

Dr.Alok Sinha 88% (857ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear , zeptol (carbamazepine) is a teratogenic drug, that may harm the foetus. It is ok to take it now. You delay pregnancy by few years (5 years). By the time of pregnancy you may try gradually tapering and stopping it. If not possible few other safer anti-epileptic medicines like lamotrigine may be tried, although small risk of cleft palate is there, but no very serious risk.
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My wife is taking tegrital (Carbamazepine) 200 mg daily, earlier she was taking 600 mg daily but gradually reduced to 200. This medicine she is taking since the age of 12 due to seizures, and now she is 46 years old. The last attach had happened almost 15 years ago, hence my question is that she will continue the medicine or should stop it.

Dr.Siddharth Kharkar 87% (94ratings)
MBBS, MHS, MD - Neurology (USA), Fellowship In Epilepsy, Clinical Attachment In Movement Disorders
Neurologist, Mumbai
You should talk to an epilepsy specialist before stopping it. The chances of seizure recurrence after stopping medications is about 50-50. Studying earlier Mris and repeating the eeg might help in predicting if she needs to continue taking medications.
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My sister is using the carbatol 200 mg tablets for eplicy for the last 30 years. Now, we are not getting outside medical shops. Will you please supply?

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (8190ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
My sister is using the carbatol 200 mg tablets for eplicy for the last 30 years. Now, we are not getting outside medi...
Doctors generally begin by treating epilepsy with medication. If medications don't treat the condition, doctors may propose surgery or another type of treatment. Finding the right medication and dosage can be complex. At least half the people newly diagnosed with epilepsy will become seizure-free with their first medication. If anti-epileptic medications don't provide satisfactory results, doctor may suggest surgery or other therapies. You may need to discuss it in detail including the medical history and the treatment taken so far.
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My brother got a lack of oxygen during birth, which led to his mental disability, he is 12 years old now. He suffers from epileptic seizures too. He takes tegrital (carbamazepine) and phenotal 60 (phenobarbitone ). Phenotal is no longer available in our country and with taking other brands of the drug, his seizure attacks wasn't controlled, the serum level of phenobarbitone was 34.96 umol/l which is below the therapeutic range, so his doctor decided to switch his medication to epanutin (phenytoin sodium) so we stopped phenobarbitone gradually within 5 days and started to give him phenytoin. That was last month. He is tired and upset most of the time and he has sleep disturbances. He had tonsillitis in the last 2 days. Today we were in the car, suddenly his face paled and he closed his eyes and then keep closing and opening them, but he talked to me, I thought that his blood pressure went down because he didn't have breakfast. When we got home he didn't remember that we were in the car, is this a type of absence seizure? Is that related to phenytoin? Is it normal when starting using phenytoin? Thank you.

Dr.Abhaya Kant Tewari 93% (245ratings)
MD Medicine, DM Neurology
Neurologist,
My brother got a lack of oxygen during birth, which led to his mental disability, he is 12 years old now.
He suffers ...
No the episode is not an absence seizure that has different features, but it may be related to his medicine intake and may have been drowsy. I suggest you keep amental note of the episode and continue with medication, in case it recurs you must visit your doctor as it may be a seizure (not necessarily absence) and he may have to be reviewed.
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What medication should I take for getting relief from the overdose sideffects of Zeptol CR 400?

Dr.S.K. Tandon 95% (50304ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What medication should I take for getting relief from the overdose sideffects of Zeptol CR 400?
There is no specific antidote. Gastric lavage is best activated charcoal administration will help.
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