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Amendo 250 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Amendo Tablet

Amendo 250 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to control and prevent epileptic seizures. You may experience sleepiness and irritability while taking this medicine. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Amendo Tablet

Amendo Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion
  • Vomiting

How to use Amendo Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amendo 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amendo Tablet works

Amendo 250 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.

Amendo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amendo 250 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amendo 250 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Amendo 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain
Driving
Amendo 250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amendo 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amendo 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Amendo 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amendo 250 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Amendo 250 mg Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Amendo 250 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Do not miss even a single dose as it may be life-threatening. 
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Amendo 250 mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop using Amendo 250 mg Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Will the use of Amendo affect my fertility?

Amendo is not known to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Amendo cause sleepiness?

Yes, Amendo can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities, until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. I have gained weight since I started taking Amendo. Is it because of Amendo? What should I do?

Weight gain could be due to Amendo though it also causes weight loss. It may vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, include more vegetables and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly. If you still have issues with your weight, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Amendo?

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. This may increase the chance of side effects. If you are not sure what to do, you can contact your doctor.

Q. How long does Amendo take to show its effect?

Amendo may take a few weeks to start working properly since the dose is increased slowly. Your seizures may continue until Amendo starts working completely.

Q. For how long do I need to take Amendo?

You should continue to take Amendo for as long as your doctor advises you to. Do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the risk of seizures which may be difficult to control.

Q. Will I get addicted to Amendo if I use it for a long time?

No, Amendo is not habit forming. No physical or psychological dependence has been reported with Amendo.

Q. What symptoms can occur if someone takes excess of Amendo?

Overdose of Amendo can cause sleepiness, agitation, aggression, decrease of alertness, inhibition of breathing and coma. In case of an overdose, the patient should be provided immediate medical care in a nearby hospital.

Q. How do I wean myself off Amendo?

The dose of Amendo should be slowly reduced and it may take a few months before you can stop it completely. If you get a serious side effect, such as a severe skin condition, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Amendo straight away, even if you have epilepsy.

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