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Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Epirate Chrono Tablet

Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptics. It is used to treat two conditions – epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It also helps in the prevention of migraine. This way it prevents extreme mood swings and abnormal brain signals that trigger seizures (fits).

Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This may increase gradually until your condition is stable. This medicine may take several weeks to work but it is important to take it regularly to get the benefit. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel fine, unless your doctor advises you to. You may have more seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include skin rashes, headache, feeling or being sick, difficulty sleeping, dizziness and feeling sleepy or drowsy. Most side effects wear off, but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Long-term treatment can cause weakness in your bones (osteoporosis), increasing your risk of breaking a bone.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet can be taken if it is clearly needed but the dose may be adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

Epirate Chrono Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Coordination impaired
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased appetite

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

How Epirate Chrono Tablet works

Epirate Chrono 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.

Epirate Chrono Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Driving
UNSAFE
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Epirate Chrono Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Epirate Chrono 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.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • It may cause cosmetic side effects such as increased hair growth on face, acne and thinning of hair. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Epirate Chrono with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Loxaris
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Altipenem, Merofit, Merolan
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zipris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Quitsun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epirate Chrono

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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
He is my brother, case of epilepsy but last 7 yrs no epilepsy but one tab Torvate chrono 500 mg , serta 25 mg , Ris plus from last 10 yrs Now some times drink alcohol kindly suggests me medicine for alcohol Can I give him no addiction ayurveda powder Or .any other Ayurveda medicine
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Gaharwar addiction 1 cap daily
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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Epirate Chrono for a year, and I did not have any episode of seizure during this time. For how long should I take it to cure my epilepsy completely?

Epirate Chrono does not cure your condition, it only prevents the seizures from occurring. Therefore, you will have to keep on taking it, maybe for years. Consult your doctor if face any problems while taking this medicine.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Epirate Chrono?

You should not stop taking Epirate Chrono suddenly. It should be discontinued gradually. Stopping it suddenly may increase the chances of recurrence of seizures. Always consult your doctor if you feel the need to stop taking this medicine.

Q. I have gained weight after I started using Epirate Chrono. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Epirate Chrono. To control your weight, you should have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Talk to your doctor if you have any other concerns.

Q. Can I take birth control pills while taking Epirate Chrono?

Yes, Epirate Chrono does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Epirate Chrono and seizures may occur. It is important that you inform your doctor that you are using birth control pills. Your doctor will keep a track on your response to the treatment and monitor the Epirate Chrono levels in your blood levels.

Q. Is it safe to take Epirate Chrono for long term?

Many patients can safely take Epirate Chrono for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Epirate Chrono may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Epirate Chrono for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.

Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Epirate Chrono causes hair loss. Is it true?

Epirate Chrono may cause thinning of hair, change of hair colour and even hair loss. If you are concerned talk to your doctor if it is possible to reduce the dose of Epirate Chrono. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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