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Epilent 200 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Epilent Tablet

Epilent 200 mg Tablet is a medicine useful for reducing the frequency of seizures. It is also useful in treating nerve pain affecting the face, head, and neck (trigeminal neuralgia). Your doctor may advise you to take it alone or with other medicines. It is important to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent levels of medicine in your body. Do not miss any dose or stop the medication abruptly. Common side effects include sleepiness, dizziness, and feeling or being sick. These are usually mild and go away with time. Remember to inform your doctor if you notice a sign of a severe allergic reaction, including skin rashes.

Epilent Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Drowsiness

How to use Epilent 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. Epilent 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epilent Tablet works

Epilent 200 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Epilent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Epilent 200 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epilent 200 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
SAFE
Epilent 200 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Epilent 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Epilent 200 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Epilent 200 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Epilent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Epilent 200 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.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of blood cells in your blood while taking this medication. 
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice a rash or other skin changes such as reddish spot or circular patches while taking this medicine.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Epilent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epilent

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I am suffering from trigeminal neuralgia since last 5 years. Taking zefratol 400 in the morning and half tablet at night along with Gabapen NT 400. I used to get good relief earlier but now I am getting frequent attacks while talking eating etc., Is there any permanent cure for thiis? Other than surgery?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
radio wave ablation may be helpful
There has been 5-6 years I am suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. Two years ago I went manipal hospital ,bengalore for treatment. After examination they prescribed two medicine, one is zen retard 200 and the other one is ellewell 10 mg. I use these medicine regularly but day by day the pain is unbearable.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Dose needs increase Pls visit a neurologist
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Epilent start working?

Your symptoms may take 1-2 weeks to improve. In some cases, it may take longer.

Q. Is Epilent an analgesic? What is it used for?

No, Epilent is not an analgesic and should not be used for regular aches or pains. It is an anti-epileptic medicine which is given to treat fits (seizures). It is also used to treat pain of trigeminal neuralgia and to control mood disorders when other medicines fail to work.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicines for epilepsy or seizures, medicines used to thin your blood (e.g., warfarin), birth control pills, medicines to control bacterial infection (e.g., chloramphenicol, metronidazole, and doxycycline), medicines to control viral infection (e.g., nelfinavir), and asthma medicines (e.g., theophylline and montelukast), etc. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Further, you should tell the doctor if you have ever had liver problems, kidney problems, lung problems, or porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder).

Q. What are the long-term effects of Epilent ?

The long-term side effects of Epilent vary from person to person. While some people can take Epilent safely for several years, some may develop side effects on using it for a long term. These side effects include osteoporosis and osteopenia in which the bones become weak and can be easily fractured. If you have been prescribed Epilent for long term, get your bone density checked at regular intervals, maintain a healthy diet and exercise daily.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Epilent?

If Epilent makes you feel sleepy, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol consumption should be avoided since taking both together may cause excessive sleepiness.

Q. How do I stop taking Epilent ?

You should stop Epilent only after consulting your doctor. The dose of Epilent should be reduced gradually so that the condition for which you are taking it does not recur.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about any symptoms.

Q. Can the use of Epilent lead to weight gain? If yes, how can it be managed?

Yes, Epilent commonly causes weight gain due to increase in appetite. You can manage your weight by eating a healthy diet, consuming low calorie food and including more vegetables and fruits in your diet. Regular physical exercise will be very helpful.

Q. Can the use of Epilent affect my sex life?

Though rare but Epilent may cause decreased sexual desire. It may also impair male fertility as it may reduce sperm count and/or motility. Consult your doctor if you develop these symptoms.

Q. I am taking Epilent for trigeminal neuralgia. For how long do I need to take it?

Once the medicine relieves your pain, talk to your doctor who will gradually reduce your dose. After taking the reduced dose for several weeks, Epilent can possibly be stopped if there is no recurrence of pain.

Q. How can I reduce the side effects of Epilent?

Side effects of Epilent can be reduced by starting it at a low dose and then increasing the dose gradually, until an effective dose is reached.

Q. When should I go for laboratory test when taking this drug?

Before starting treatment with Epilent, your doctor may ask you to get regular blood tests, liver tests, and in some cases, even urine test. You may need to take these tests from time to time during your treatment. This is quite usual and nothing to worry about.

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