Side Effects of Epikon are Drowsiness, Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Vertigo, Diarrhoea.
How to use Epikon 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. Epikon 60 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Epikon 60 mg Tablet controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Epikon Tablet
Expert advice for Epikon Tablet
Do not take phenobarbitone if you are allergic to phenobarbitone or any of the other ingredient of the tablet.
Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: liver or kidney disease; temporary or chronic pain; mental depression or illness; disorders of pituitary gland or adrenal gland (e.g. pheochromocytoma); breathing problems; or porphyria (disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs).
Do not take phenobarbitone if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse.
Avoid taking phenobarbitone if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.
Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking phenobarbitone as it may cause drowsiness.
Epikon Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Epikon Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epikon 60 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.
Epikon 60 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby. Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Epikon 60 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epikon 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epikon 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Epikon 60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Epikon 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epikon 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Epikon 60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Epikon is used to control seizures in epilepsy patients and is also used to relieve anxiety. It may also be used as a sedative for patients about to undergo surgery; to treat people who are suffering from withdrawal symptoms from addiction to other seizure medication or who are going to stop medication
Q. What is Epikon sodium?
Epikon sodium is one of the salt forms of Epikon and is used for the same indications
Q. How does Epikon work?
Epikon belongs to barbiturates. It acts by slowing down the activity of the brai
Q. Is it an enzyme inducer?
It is an enzyme inducer
Q. Is Epikon a controlled drug?
Epikon is a controlled drug
Q. What is Epikon syrup?
Epikon is available as tablet and syrup form for use.