Zeptol CR 200mg Tab is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat epilepsy. It is usually used to help prevent certain types of seizures or fits. This medicine is also prescribed for a painful condition of the face, head, and neck known as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetes-related nerve pain (diabetic neuropathy). However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Zeptol CR 200mg Tab is Carbamazepine 200 MG
Zeptol CR 200mg Tab is an antiepileptic medication which works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This medicine suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Zeptol CR 200mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Zeptol CR 200mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take Zeptol CR 200mg Tab as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
This medicine should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Zeptol CR 200mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may not be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.
safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? Zeptol CR 200mg Tab may be safe if you are breastfeeding. However, this tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Zeptol CR 200mg Tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start Zeptol CR 200mg Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is an anticonvulsant drug, prescribed for epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as trigeminal neuralgia. It works by reducing or blocking certain responses in the brain.
Carbamazepine calms the brain. - It helps steady mood.
Adult: PO Epilepsy Initial: 100-200 mg 1-2 timesday, may increase slowly. Maintenance: 0.8-1.2 gday in divided doses. Max: 2 gday. Prophylaxis of bipolar disorder Initial: 400 mgday in divided doses may increase slowly. Maintenance: 400-600 mgday. Max: 1.6 gday. Trigeminal neuralgia Initial: 100 mg 1-2 timesday, may increase slowly. Maintenance: 400-800 mgday in 2-4 divided doses. Max: 1.2 gday. Rectal Epilepsy -250 mg 6 hourly. Children 6-12 years of age – Initial- Either 100 mg b.i.d. for tablets or XR tablets, or ½ teaspoon q.i.d. for suspension (200 mgday). Children 6 years of age – Initial- 10-20 mgkgday b.i.d. or t.i.d. as tablets, or q.i.d. as suspension. It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Change in balance. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - Alert your doctor if you have blood disorders or if you are allergic to a type of antidepressants known as tricyclic antidepressants. - Alert your doctor if you are currently taking or have taken antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the last 14 days.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. - Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. - Very bad dizziness or passing out. - Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Big change in balance. Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Any bruising or bleeding. Yellow skin or eyes. Not able to eat. Feeling very tired or weak. If seizures are worse or not the same after starting this drug. Very bad mouth irritation. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Do not take Carbamazepine if you are currently taking or have taken antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - other epilepsy medicines. - antidepressants such as fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline, paroxetine, mianserin. - mood medicines such as nefazodone, haloperidol, risperidone or lithium. - blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin. - asthma medicines such as theophylline - antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, miconazole. - worm medicines such as albendazole, mebendazole (only when used long-term). - antibiotics such as doxycycline, erythromycin, clarithromycin. - birth control pills. - sleeping pills. - heart medicine such as diltiazem, verapamil. - cholesterol medicine such as simvastatin. - TB medicine, especially isoniazid. - cancer medicines. - HIV (AIDS). medicines such as ritonavir. - other medicines such as danazol, ciclosporin. - As Carbamazepine may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, ask your doctor about the use of additional birth control methods. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol, grapefruit juice and evening primrose oil.
Store it at room temperature.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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Zeptol CR 200mg Tab is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat epilepsy. It is usually used to help prevent certain types of seizures or fits. This medicine is also prescribed for a painful condition of the face, head, and neck known as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetes-related nerve pain (diabetic neuropathy).
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, sleepiness, dizziness, fatigue, aggressive behavior, irritation, agitation, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), infection, headache, decreased appetite and behavioural changes.
It may be taken with food or without food.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, kidney problems, depression, suicidal thoughts should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
Yes. This tab can make you drowsy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rashes and itching. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.
This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.
No. It needs a prescription.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
This medicine should not be given to children unless prescribed.
The onset of action for this medicine can be observed within 4 to 5 hours of administration.
The effect of this medicine lasts for about 2 to 3 days.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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