Epileptal 300 MG Tablet
Epileptal 300 MG Tablet acts as an anticonvulsant, and helps treat particular seizures in individuals who suffer from epilepsy. The doctor may either prescribe only this drug, or prescribe it with other drugs. Epileptal 300 MG Tablet slows down abnormal brain nerve impulses, thus treating seizures. The medication is meant for oral consumption and can be taken before or after a meal. The dosage should be taken on time and at regular intervals. Suddenly discontinuing the drug can lead to an onset of seizures. Thus, Epileptal 300 MG Tablet should be gradually stopped if the need arises. The drug can lead to certain side effects which include - dizzy spells, feeling sleepy, confusion and problems with coordination. It can also cause diarrhea, indigestion, pain the stomach and vomiting. In case of the following severe reactions to the drug immediate medical help should be opted for-
- allergic reaction
- severe chest pain
- appearance of blood in stool
- double vision
- anxiety and sudden mood changes
- tremor in hands and feet
In case of any other reaction to the drug seek medical aid as well. It is also important that certain safety measures are taken when on Epileptal 300 MG Tablet. For instance, one should avoid driving or very sudden movement as dizziness can result. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided. The drug can lead to a severe skin reaction in case of many individuals, especially those who have the HLA-B*1502 gene type. In this case seek treatment from your doctor immediately. The drug should preferably not be taken by pregnant women or breast feeding mothers as it can harm the child.
Epileptal 300 MG Tablet should be stored at approximately 25 degree Celsius. The drug should not come in contact with heat and moisture as well as light. Epileptal 300 MG Tablet should be kept away from children and pets too.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 hours for an immediate release tablet and 24 hours for an extended release tablet.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4 to 6 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness, adequate weight gain is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Epileptal 300 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of Epileptal 300 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Epileptal 300 MG Tablet belongs to the class anticonvulsant. It works by reducing the excitation of the brain cells by inhibiting the sodium channels thus inhibits the repetitive firing of brain cells. Additionally increased potassium conductance and modulation of high-voltage activated calcium channels may contribute to the anticonvulsant effects of the drug.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
DepressionEpileptal 300 MG Tablet should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient. liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
AmlodipineThe desired effect of amlodipine may not be observed if taken with Epileptal 300 MG Tablet. Any signs and symptoms of uncontrolled blood pressure should be reported to the doctor. The dose adjustments are made based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine can be prescribed.
ClopidogrelThe desired effect of clopidogrel may not be observed if taken with Epileptal 300 MG Tablet.Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. The dose of clopidogrel is adjusted based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine can be prescribed.
PantoprazoleEpileptal 300 MG Tablet may increase the concentration of pantoprazole. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any of these medications. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine should be considered.
Ethinyl EstradiolThe desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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