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Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Epirate Chrono Tablet

Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures, mania and migraine. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

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
CAUTION
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epirate Chrono 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
Epirate Chrono 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
Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
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

  • Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet helps in the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not take Epirate Chrono 200 mg Tablet 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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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
?? ???? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??? encorate Charon 200 500 tablet use krta hu kya iska koi solution h Jisse main completely thk ho jau
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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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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ZDL ZODIACAL Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Kumar Kunj, GMD Road, Moradabad-244001, Uttar Pradesh, India
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