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Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Ecotril Tablet

Uses of Ecotril Tablet

Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Ecotril Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Ecotril are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Depression, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.

How to use Ecotril 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. Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ecotril Tablet works

Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Ecotril Tablet

Expert advice for Ecotril Tablet

  • If you are taking Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet is very high.
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Ecotril Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Ecotril Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Ecotril 0.5 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.
Driving
Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ecotril 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Ecotril Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Ecotril 0.5 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 Ecotril Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Clonazepam

Q. Can I take Ecotril while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Ecotril is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Ecotril?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Ecotril?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Ecotril) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Ecotril?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Ecotril?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Ecotril affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Ecotril does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Ecotril a narcotic?
No. Ecotril is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Ecotril muscle relaxant?
Ecotril is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.
Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Ecotril?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Ecotril.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Ecotril?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Ecotril.
Q. Can I take Ecotril while I am on hepatitis C treatment?
The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.
Q. Can Ecotril cause euphoria?
No. Ecotril does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Ecotril get you high?
Ecotril does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Ecotril be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Ecotril is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Ecotril cause rash?
Ecotril is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Ecotril the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Ecotril is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Ecotril?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Ecotril is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Ecotril along with zolpidem?
No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.
Q. Which medication is better, Ecotril or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Ecotril as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Ecotril needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Ecotril along with fluoxetine?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Can I take Ecotril while I am also taking antibiotics?
It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Can I take Ecotril along with escitalopram?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Which medication is better, Ecotril or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Ecotril along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Ecotril. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Ecotril or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Ecotril with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Ecotril or etizolam?
Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.
Q. When does Ecotril expire?
The expiry date of Ecotril is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Ecotril affect the brain?
Ecotril works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Can I take Ecotril along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Ecotril.
Q. What is the difference between Ecotril and zopiclone?
Ecotril is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep
Q. What is the difference between Ecotril and olanzapine?
Ecotril is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Ecotril cause low blood pressure?
Ecotril is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Ecotril for sciatica?
No. Ecotril is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Ecotril?
Ecotril is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Ecotril is effective
Q. Can I use Ecotril for nausea?
No. Ecotril is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Ecotril for a headache?
No. Ecotril is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Ecotril for vertigo?
No. Ecotril is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.
Q. Can insomnia be treated with Ecotril?
Yes. Though Ecotril is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Ecotril is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Ecotril for depression?
No. Ecotril is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.
Q. Can I use Ecotril in pain management?
No. Ecotril is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Ecotril in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Ecotril?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Ecotril with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Ecotril with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Ecotril with Clomipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clomipramine: Imi-CI, Arimip, Clopic, Ocifril, Clomilent, Cloclam, Obsenil
Ecotril with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Ecotril with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, Edride
Ecotril with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton
Ecotril with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval
Ecotril with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Ecotril with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez, Lamictal, Lamosyn, Lametec
Ecotril with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: Clowil, Odis, Kamestin, Cano, Gynaemed, Clovag, Clotrim V
Ecotril with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz
Ecotril with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase, Halopik
Ecotril with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin
Ecotril with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita
Ecotril with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil, Chlorpromazine
Ecotril with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid, Mythrocin, Frank, Clarsaf, Calrcin, Clarcin, Clarital, Truclar
Ecotril with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon, Karthin, Min, Imprin, Impranit, Elamin, Diamin, Kidep
Ecotril with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV, Valcontin
Ecotril with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Psypro
Ecotril with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Arbetol, Antilep, Versizur, Carbazep, Mezocar LA
Ecotril with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid, Ilaone
Ecotril with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast
Ecotril with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey, Exep, Zenoxa, Oxmazetol, Trioptal

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