Epilex 200 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Epilex Tablet

Epilex 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures, migraine and mania.

Epilex Tablet side effects

Common
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Liver function abnormal
  • Tremor

How to use Epilex 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. Epilex 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Epilex Tablet works

Epilex 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.

Epilex Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Epilex 200 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epilex 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
Epilex 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.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Driving
Epilex 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Epilex 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epilex 200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Epilex 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epilex 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epilex 200 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Epilex Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Epilex 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

  • Epilex 200 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Epilex 200 mg Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Epilex 200 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Epilex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epilex

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I have been taking epilex 1500 per day and levipil 500 ( 250+250) per day .what are the side effects and the remedial measures to be taken for this problem?
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurologist
Nausea, Gastric irritation, Diarrhoea, Weight gain, Hyperammonaemia (you have too much ammonia in your blood) Thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets in your blood, which may mean you bruise easily) Transient hair loss (regrowth may be curly) Increased alertness Aggression Hyperactivity Behavioural disturbances Ataxia (lack of coordination of muscle movements) Tremor Vasculitis side effect of levipil serious side effect such as: hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; feeling very weak or tired; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat; problems with walking or movement; the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; or severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling. Less serious side effects may include: mild dizziness or drowsiness; mild tired feeling; loss of appetite; or stuffy nose you only need to be in constnt followup with the doctor to detect and treat remedial measures in unfortunate event of side effect
Fits, Seizures Earlier used to get temporal lobe but recently got grand mal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/jiva-brahmi-tablet-otc329971One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food .use this tablet along with your treatment
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Sep 2018.
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