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Emsilac 100 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Emsilac Tablet

Emsilac 100 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine use to control and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Emsilac 100 mg Tablet is used alone or in combination with other similar medicines and is particularly used in the treatment of partial onset seizure. It is taken by mouth on an empty stomach or along with food. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember as it can be life threatening in some cases, so it is better to keep an extra stalk always to avoid a missdose. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and always consult doctor before stopping this medicine as it may increase the seizure frequency. If you have a heart problem that affects heartbeat, it is important to consult doctor before taking this medicine. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, it may sometimes cause dizziness, headache, diplopia (double vision), blurred vision, and nausea in few patients. Most of these side effects are self-limiting and they usually improve with time. Keep a watch on your weight, as using of this medicine can cause weight gain. Eat healthy and exercise regularly to manage it.

Uses of Emsilac Tablet

Emsilac Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Double vision

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

How Emsilac Tablet works

Emsilac 100 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It slowly inactivates the sodium gated channels, which decreases the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Thereby, it controls seizures or fits.

Emsilac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Emsilac 100 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Emsilac 100 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Emsilac 100 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Emsilac 100 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Emsilac 100 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or blurred vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Emsilac 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emsilac 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Emsilac 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emsilac 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Emsilac 100 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Emsilac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Emsilac 100 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have a heart problem that affects your heartbeat.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Emsilac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Emsilac since nine months and did not have any episode of seizure. Can I stop taking it now?

No, you should not stop taking Emsilac even if you start feeling better. Stopping this medicine suddenly may lead to seizures which will be difficult to control. Talk to your doctor if you have any problems with Emsilac. The doctor will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. Is it safe to drive if I am taking Emsilac?

No, you need to be careful while driving or operating heavy machinery until and unless you know how Emsilac affects you. Emsilac may cause dizziness or drowsiness and blurred vision, which is more when you start treatment and when the dose is increased.

Q. What should I do if I forget a dose of Emsilac?

If you miss a dose within 6 hours of the scheduled time, take it immediately and then take the next dose at the regular scheduled time. However, if you have forgotten to take it and more than 6 hours have elapsed beyond the scheduled time, then skip the dose and take the next one as scheduled. Do not double the dose.

Q. Is Emsilac a habit-forming medicine?

No, Emsilac is not habit forming and there are no reports of withdrawal symptoms following its discontinuation. Emsilac may cause euphoria (patients may feel extremely happy and overwhelmed) in some individuals who may then take it merely for fun (drug abuse). Such individuals become psychologically dependent on this drug.

Q. Does Emsilac have any effect on fertility?

Emsilac has not been reported to affect fertility in males or females.

Q. Can I take Emsilac if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Though no potential side effects have been reported with the use of Emsilac during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is best to avoid Emsilac during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Q. For how long do I need to continue Emsilac?

Emsilac is generally used for long-term treatment. Keep taking the medicine as per your doctor’s advice and till you can tolerate the side effects. Talk to your doctor if the side effects bother you.

Q. What if somebody takes excess of Emsilac?

Excess of Emsilac may cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, shock, heart problems and even coma. If such a situation arises, seek emergency medical support in a nearby hospital.

Q. Is it safe to take Emsilac if I am on ritonavir therapy?

Be cautious if you are taking Emsilac while on ritonavir therapy. If you have liver or kidney problems and are taking ritonavir, the dose of Emsilac should be reduced. Inform your doctor before starting Emsilac.

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