Medicine Overview of Epicetam Injection
Epicetam Injection is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Epicetam Injection is an antiepileptic medication. It works in epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Epicetam Injection
- Your doctor has prescribed Epicetam to reduce the frequency of seizures.
- Epicetam should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Epicetam without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
- It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Epicetam, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Epicetam Injection related warnings
Epicetam Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epicetam Injection 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.
Epicetam Injection 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
Epicetam Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Epicetam Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epicetam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Epicetam Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epicetam Injection 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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Frequently asked questions about Epicetam Injection
Epicetam belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics (medicines used to treat seizures/epilepsy). It is mainly used for epilepsy form in which the seizure (fit) initially affect one side of the brain but can extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain. This can also be used as an add on drug in other types of seizures with other antiepileptic drugs.
Q. Does Epicetam contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Epicetam does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Epicetam is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Epicetam has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Epicetam with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Epicetam?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Epicetam and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
No, Epicetam does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Epicetam. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Epicetam.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Epicetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Epicetam.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Epicetam but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Epicetam.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Epicetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Epicetam
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Epicetam.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Epicetam but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Epicetam. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Epicetam is not a psychotropic medication. Epicetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epicetam is not a steroid. Epicetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epicetam is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Epicetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epicetam is not a benzodiazepine. Epicetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Epicetam with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Epicetam and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that the interactions do not occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Epicetam with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Epicetam and paracetamol as Epicetam can induce the metabolism of paracetamol and there could be an increase in metabolites of paracetamol which are hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Please consult your physician before taking the two medicines together.
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