Epigran 100mg Capsule

icon
Zydus Cadila

Composition for Epigran 100mg Capsule

iconPrescription Required

Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
icon
Alcohol
100
₹10.0/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
SOLD OUT

Medicine Overview of Epigran Capsule

uses

Uses of Epigran Capsule

Epigran 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
uses

Side effects of Epigran Capsule

Common

Sleepiness, Decreased appetite, Nausea, Agitation, Headache, Dizziness.

uses

How to use Epigran Capsule

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epigran 100mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Epigran Capsule works

Epigran 100mg capsule is an antiepileptic medication. It prevents seizures in patients with epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Epigran Capsule

Expert advice for Epigran Capsule

  • If your child (<12 years old) has been prescribed with zonisamide, ask your doctor for necessary precautions, as they are at greater risk of reduced sweating, heat stroke, pneumonia and liver problems.
  • Dress lightly during hot climates or when exercising and check carefully for signs of decreased sweating or heat stroke.
  • Drink sufficient water while taking zonisamide to reduce the risk of kidney stones and heat strokes.
  • Do not stop using zonisamide suddenly, even if you feel fine as stopping suddenly may cause increased seizures. 
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop serious and sometimes fatal skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), as zonisamide (sulfa medicine) is known to cause such side effects.
  • Inform your doctor and seek medical advice if you develop any signs of suicidal thoughts or actions, depressed mood, anxious state, restlessness, irritable behavior or any unusual change in mood or behavior; high fever or long lasting fever.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as zonisamide may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or vision changes.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
video imgplay img
Warnings
Special precautions for Epigran 100mg Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Epigran 100mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epigran 100mg Capsule 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.
...
+more
Lactation
CAUTION
Epigran 100mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
...
+more
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Epigran 100mg Capsule may affect your concentration, ability to react/respond, and may make you feel sleepy, particularly at the beginning of your treatment or after your dose is increased.
...
+more
Kidney
CAUTION
Epigran 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epigran 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
Liver
CAUTION
Epigran 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epigran 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Epigran 100mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
...
+more
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Gardenal 30mg Tablet, Gardenal 60mg Tablet, Spentoin 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Zonisamide, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Related Articles

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Epigran 100mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Zonisamide

Yes, Epigran is a controlled drug. It is not an addictive or narcotic drug. It is gluten free and a generic drug
Epigran is not used to treat weight loss or migraines
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/prednisone with zonisamide?
Yes, Ibuprofen or prednisone can be taken with zonisamide
Epigran commonly does not cause all the above mentioned side effects except depression. Please consult your doctor if you develop such side effects.
+more

Substitutes for Epigran Capsule

Zonisep 100mg Capsule
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹13.2/Capsule
32% costlier
Zonimid 100mg Capsule
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹13.3/Capsule
33% costlier
Zonegran 100mg Tablet
Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
₹20.8/Tablet
108% costlier
₹9.27/Capsule
save 7%
Top Neurologists
Dr. Amitabh Varma
MBBS, MD, DM
4.5
4.6
4.8
4.6
Dr. Atul Prasad
MBBS, MD, DM
4.5
cross img