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Epikon 60 mg Tablet

Konark Biochem

Composition for Epikon 60 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Epikon 60 mg Tablet

Seizures, Insomnia
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Medicine Overview of Epikon Tablet

Uses of Epikon Tablet

Epikon 60 mg Tablet is used in seizures and insomnia.

Epikon Tablet side effects

Common

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.

How Epikon Tablet works

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.
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Epikon Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Epikon Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
CAUTION
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.
Driving
Epikon 60 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Epikon Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Phenobarbitone

Q. What is Epikon used for?
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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Epikon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Epikon with Fosaprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport, Fosaprepit
Epikon with Nimodipine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer
Epikon with Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Aprepitant: Aprepit, Aprepep
Epikon with Disopyramide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Disopyramide: Norpace
Epikon with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Epikon with Tiapride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tiapride: Tiaprex
Epikon with Morphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Morphine: Morphitroy, Morcontin, Morcon, Koxma Tag
Epikon with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit, Vorzu, Vonfung Ndd, Vorineon
Epikon with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine, Dolowin Old
Epikon with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Epikon with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Epikon with Sulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Epikon with Oxytetracycline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cholera Vaccine (Inactivated): Shanchol
Medicines with composition Inactivated influenza vaccine: Ibivac, Vaxigrip, Agrippal S1, Influenza, Nasovac-S, VaxiFlu-S, Influgen, Fluarix, Influvac, Lupienza
Epikon with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Epikon with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval, Disoval, Alporate, Valcot, Convulex, Novalept Chrono, Depakene, Ivalp
Epikon with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium, Asenapt
Epikon with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupro, Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion, Bupraset
Epikon with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Epikon with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Epikon with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Epikon with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol, Flurilept
Epikon with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion, Dionindon
Epikon with Telbivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep, Sebivo
Epikon with Camostat
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camostat: Camopan
Epikon with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
Epikon with Praziquantel
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Praziquantel: Helminthex
Medicines with composition Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine (Adsorbed): Avaxim, Havrix, HAVpur Junior
Epikon with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
Epikon with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Human Rabies Immunoglobulin: Berirab P, Kamrab
Epikon with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate, Becoride

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