Epilive 500 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Epilive Tablet
Epilive 500 Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.
Epilive Tablet side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
How to use Epilive 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. Epilive 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Epilive Tablet works
Epilive 500 Tablet is antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.
Epilive Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Epilive 500 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epilive 500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Epilive 500 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain
Driving
Epilive 500 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Epilive 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epilive 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Epilive 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epilive 500 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Epilive 500 Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Epilive 500 Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Epilive 500 Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Epilive 500 Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. What is Epilive?
Epilive belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics (medicines used to treat seizures/epilepsy). It is mainly used for epilepsy form in which the seizure (fit) initially affect one side of the brain but can extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain. This can also be used as an add on drug in other types of seizures with other antiepileptic drugs.
Q. Does Epilive contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Epilive does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Epilive an enzyme inducer?
No, Epilive is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Epilive has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Epilive with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Epilive?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Epilive and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Epilive get you high?
No, Epilive does not get you high.
Q. Does Epilive cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Epilive. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Epilive.
Q. Can Epilive cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Epilive. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Epilive.
Q. Can Epilive cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Epilive but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Epilive.
Q. Does Epilive cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Epilive. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Epilive
Q. Does Epilive cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Epilive.
Q. Does Epilive cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Epilive but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Epilive cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Epilive. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Epilive a psychotropic medication?
No, Epilive is not a psychotropic medication. Epilive belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Epilive a steroid?
No, Epilive is not a steroid. Epilive belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Epilive a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Epilive is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Epilive belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Epilive a benzodiazepine?
No, Epilive is not a benzodiazepine. Epilive belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Epilive with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Epilive and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that the interactions do not occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Epilive with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Epilive and paracetamol as Epilive can induce the metabolism of paracetamol and there could be an increase in metabolites of paracetamol which are hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Please consult your physician before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Nov 2018.
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