Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet

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Introduction

Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment and prevention of epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as its long-term use may be habit-forming. Do not skip any doses, but if you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication without talking to the doctor may cause rebound seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, vertigo, and double vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Let your doctor know if you experience severe skin rashes, especially accompanied by fever after taking this medicine. You may be asked for a regular blood tests to check the level of drug in the blood.

Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. Be careful if you are using birth control pills as this medicine may interfere with the working of contraceptives. Let your doctor know if you are taking medicine for diabetes, as it can raise the blood sugar level.

Uses of Cobarb Tablet

Benefits of Cobarb Tablet

In Epilepsy

Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well, until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Cobarb Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cobarb

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Double vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Gingival hypertrophy (gum enlargement)
  • Softening of bones
  • Abnormal hair growth

How to use Cobarb 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. Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cobarb Tablet works

Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Phenobarbitone and Phenytoin. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cobarb Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cobarb 50mg/100mg 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.

Alternate brands

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures).
  • Always make sure that that you have a sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • It may increase blood sugar levels. Monitor your sugar level regularly and inform your doctor if you see a spike in your levels.
  • Cobarb 50mg/100mg Tablet may cause swollen gum (gum hypertrophy), hence take care of oral or dental hygiene.
  • Lifestyle changes like regular light exercise and a stress free life along with a healthy diet can help the medicine work better.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient concerns

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3-4 attack of strokes in 3 yrs nothing found in CT scan & EEG.these tests are done again after 3 months. But nothing found. Doctors prescribed me Oxetol 450 mg.doctor say course of medicine is 2-3 yrs.I drink and smoke addicted to drug I don't understand if the test show nothing then why strokes happens to me?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
is it stroke or epilepsy; as u are on medicine for epilepsy
Sir i use in tablets phenytion Last two months i use this tablets
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
It's treatment for epilepsy.
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References

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  2. Phenobarbital. Montréal, Canada: PENDOPHARM; 2018. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

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