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Mazepine 200 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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Hi Sir, Is mazetol 300 mg and ox mazetol 300 mg different. If yes what is difference.

Dr.Manvinder Kaur 91% (1345ratings)
PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Difference between oxcarbazepine (ox mazetol) and carbamazepine (mazetol) are in terms of efficacy, tolerability and fewer side effects. Used in the various medical problems as advised by treating physician.
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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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Hi I got a cut on my hand near to the joints, I put supragent but it is not getting unto plain skin wot should I do?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
The ointment is to be applied only on the injury. Why do you want to apply it on plain skin? even if you want to apply it on plain skin, any ointment can be applied anywhere. I do not get what problem you are having.

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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