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Cereptal 300 mg Tablet

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Cereptal 300 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Cereptal 300 mg Tablet

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Cereptal Tablet


Uses of Cereptal Tablet

Cereptal 300 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures.

Cereptal Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Cereptal are Sleepiness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Double vision, Fatigue, Dizziness.


How to use Cereptal 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. Cereptal 300 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cereptal Tablet works

Cereptal 300 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Cereptal Tablet

Cereptal Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Cereptal Tablet
Cereptal 300 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Cereptal 300 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Cereptal 300 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.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Cereptal 300 mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy or dizzy, or may cause blurred vision, lack of muscle coordination, especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose. This may affect your driving ability.
Cereptal 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cereptal 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cereptal 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cereptal 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Cereptal Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Cereptal 300 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Cereptal Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Oxcarbazepine

Cereptal is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Cereptal is not addictive, hence not a narcotic or a controlled substance. However, it is available only in quantity prescribed by your doctor. It is not an opiate, but a drug that is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas Cereptal is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
Q. Can I take oxcarbazepine with Lamictal (lamotrigine) or Aleve (naproxen) or Tylenol (paracetamol) or Advil (ibuprofen) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol?
Oxcarbazepine can increase the sedative effects of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol. Also, tramadol has a propensity to induce fits, which can compromise the effect of oxcarbazepine. Oxcarbazepine and anti-epileptic lamotrigine when used together can increase the risk of side-effects like nausea, somnolence, dizziness and headache. There are no known interactions between oxcarbazepine and Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen) or Tylenol (paracetamol). Always inform your doctor if any of these drugs are required to be taken concomitantly by you
No, Cereptal does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
Cereptal is not known to cause weight changes
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of Cereptal
Cereptal can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
Cereptal does not heal depressed mood
Q. Is oxcarbazepine better than carbamazepine?
Oxcarbazepine is chemically related to carbamazepine. Both are used to treat the same type of seizures. Oxcarbazepine is required in higher doses than carbamazepine. However, there is a lesser risk of liver toxicity and interactions with other concomitant drugs with oxcarbazepine than carbamazepine
Cereptal is neither a benzodiazepine nor a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is an anti-epileptic, i.e. it is used to treat fits.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Cereptal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Cereptal with Chlordiazepoxide
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel, Anxizide, Librate, Serelib, Tribrium, Cebrum, Vizep, Tridium
Cereptal with Flurazepam
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Cereptal with Etizolam
Cereptal with Midazolam
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest, Midacip, Midaspray
Cereptal with Nizatidine
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
Cereptal with Cimetidine
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak
Cereptal with Lafutidine
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf
Cereptal with Roxatidine
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane

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