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Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR


Overview

Uses of Epilex Chrono Tablet CR

Epilex Chrono Tablet CR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of gums
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Epilex Chrono Tablet CR

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 Chrono 500 Tablet CR is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Epilex Chrono Tablet CR works

Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid. They work together to control seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Epilex Chrono Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR 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 Chrono 500 Tablet CR 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
Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR for treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR level, blood counts and liver function regularly throughout your treatment.  Inform your doctor if you develop fever, stomach pain, nausea or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
  • Do not take Epilex Chrono 500 Tablet CR if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epilex Chrono

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I am taking zeptol CR 400 in morning and night. I have been taking this tablet for 10 years. I am newly married, 6 months old and we are planning for baby now. Is zeptol cr 400 a birth control tablet. Earlier i took epilex chrono 300 and gardenal 60mg. Now i had stopped both tables as doctor advised and taking zeptol Cr 400 alone. Please advice me whether Zeptol is a safe tablet while planning for pregnancy and want to know is it like a birth control tablet. Please help
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
its not a birth control pill.it is usually prescribed for epilepsy. you can continue taking it if required.
Please suggest substitute of Levipil 500, It causes irratible behavior in my ADHD child also suffering from Epilepsy. He is taking Risperidone 0.75 mg from 2009.He is taking Levipil 500 and Lobazam 10 mg from 11th April 2016. Initially also, Irratibility was there but according to Doctor, it will be ok after few days
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
.try epillex chrono 300 mg bd
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Epilex Chrono cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Epilex Chrono may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Epilex Chrono?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Epilex Chrono. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Epilex Chrono.

Q. Can Epilex Chrono be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Epilex Chrono should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Epilex Chrono suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Epilex Chrono, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Epilex Chrono be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Epilex Chrono?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
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