This is a drug that aids in the control of seizures in patients who suffer from epilepsy. The drug is an anticonvulsant, and effectively increases a certain type of brain chemical that controls some seizures. The drug may also be used to treat other conditions as per the doctor’s guidance.
This tablet is meant for oral consumption and can be taken before or with a meal. It is generally advised that the drug should not be taken with carbonated drinks, as irritation in the throat may occur. The dosage of the drug is primarily dependent on the patient’s age, health, weight, and severity of the condition. In case you are taking this medicine to control seizures do not stop it suddenly. It is advised that the drug should be discontinued gradually, so as to prevent any complications.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of this 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.
This tablet belongs to the class anticonvulsants. it works by increasing the levels of neurotransmitter GABA and inhibits sodium and calcium channels thus it reduces the excitation of the brain cells.
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 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 Medicine
LamotrigineThis medicine may increase the concentration of lamotrigine and can cause serious skin reactions. Frequent monitoring of undesired effects like skin rash, seizures, tremors is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based under the doctor's supervision.
MetoclopramideUse of this tablet with metoclopramide should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition under the doctor's supervision.
WarfarinThis tablet should be given with caution in patients with warfarin or other anticoagulants as this combination may increase the risk of bleeding. Frequent monitoring of blood cells count and prothrombin time is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition under the doctor's supervision.
Ethinyl EstradiolThe desired effect of this medicine will not be observed if taken with oral contraceptives. Inform the doctor if you are receiving either of the medications. Monitoring of behavior changes and seizures are necessary. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition of under the doctor's supervision.
ImipenemUse of these medicines is not recommended as it increases the concentration of this tablet. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition under the doctor's supervision.
Interaction with Disease
DepressionThis tablet should be given with caution in 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.
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