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EPILENT 400MG TABLET SR

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Composition for EPILENT

Carbamazepine(400 mg)

food interaction for EPILENT

alcohol interaction for EPILENT

pregnancy interaction for EPILENT

lactation interaction for EPILENT

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epilent 400mg tablet sr at a fixed time.
Avoid Epilent 400mg tablet sr with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Epilent 400mg tablet sr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Epilent 400mg tablet sr 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Epilent 400mg tablet sr is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for EPILENT

Carbamazepine(400 mg)

Uses

Epilent 400mg tablet sr is used in the treatment of mania (abnormally elevated mood) and epilepsy.

How it works

Epilent 400mg tablet sr controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Anxiety, Back pain, Chest pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Heartburn, Unsteadiness, Vision disorder, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Constipation, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for EPILENT

4 Substitutes
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  • MAZETOL 400 MG TABLET SR
    (10 tablet sr in strip)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 2.97/tablet sr
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    Rs. 29.71
    pay 6% more per tablet sr
  • MEZARIL 400MG TABLET SR
    (10 tablet sr in strip)
    Reliance Formulation Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 2.69/tablet sr
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    Rs. 26.85
    save 4% more per tablet sr
  • FOBIGONE 400MG TABLET SR
    (10 tablet sr in strip)
    Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.97/tablet sr
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    Rs. 19.68
    save 30% more per tablet sr
  • MAZE 400MG TABLET SR
    (10 tablet sr in strip)
    Aarpik Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 2.53/tablet sr
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    Rs. 25.28
    save 10% more per tablet sr

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Expert advice for EPILENT

  • Do not perform activities that require alertness during the first week of taking this drug.
  • Immediately consult your doctor if you develop blistering or skin rashes.
  • Consult your doctor if you show signs of confusion, persistent abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes/skin, easy bruising.
  • Carbamazepine can make birth control pills or implants less effective. Use a barrier form of birth control (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Carbamazepine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for EPILENT

Carbamazepine

Q.Is carbamazepine /Tegretol / Zeptol safe?
Carbamazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is carbamazepine a controlled drug/ an opiate?
No. Carbamazepine is not a controlled drug or an opiate

Q.Is carbamazepine an enzyme inducer?
Yes. It is an enzyme inducer. Please check with your doctor if you are taking other medications, which may get altered when taken together

Q.Is carbamazepine an antidepressant/ MAOI/ benzodiazepine?
Carbamazepine is an antidepressant. It is not an MAOI or benzodiazepine

Q.Can I take paracetamol/ Tylenol/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ Advil/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ Nyquil/naproxen/ oral contraceptives with carbamazepine?
All the above mentioned drugs may interact with carbamazepine. Please consult with your doctor before taking this medication. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does carbamazepine cause weight loss or weight gain/ hyponatremia/ help anxiety/depression/ gingival hyperplasia make you tired/ cause high blood pressure?
Carbamazepine causing the above mentioned side effects are commonly or rarely observed. It is not known to cause gingival hyperplasia and high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)