Episol 100mg Tablet

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Psychotropics India Ltd

Composition for Episol 100mg Tablet

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₹1.49/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Episol Tablet

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Uses of Episol Tablet

Episol 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures and Trigeminal neuralgia.
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Side effects of Episol Tablet

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Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Double vision, Sleepiness, Anemia, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Gingival hyperplasia, Increased hair growth, Osteoporosis.

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How to use Episol 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Episol 100mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Episol Tablet works

Episol 100mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Episol Tablet

Expert advice for Episol Tablet

  • Episol should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Episol 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 Episol, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • It may increase blood sugar levels.Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat diabetes.
  • Do not start any medicine including herbal or ayurvedic without telling your doctor. As it may significantly change the Episol levels.
  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Episol 100mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Episol 100mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Episol 100mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Episol 100mg Tablet should be used with caution during lacta
tion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Episol 100mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Episol 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Episol 100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Glychek 40mg Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, B Cin 250mg Tablet, Paropex 12.5mg Tablet CR

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Episol 100mg Tablet

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Episol is used to control seizures (fits) in epilepsy patients and it works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Episol is known to cause gingival hyperplasia (enlarged gums). To avoid this, you must maintain a good dental hygiene (taking proper care of your teeth and gums). Please consult your doctor if you have enlarged gums after taking Episol.
Osteomalacia (softening of the bones) has been associated with long-term (>10 years) use of Episol by patients with chronic epilepsy. There have been reports of bone disorders including osteopenia (reduced protein and mineral content of bone tissue) and osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) and fractures with Episol. Please consult your doctor for further information.
Q. Can I take Episol with aspirin?
Episol can decrease the levels of aspirin by increasing its metabolism (breakdown) and hence decrease its effect. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Episol with ibuprofen?
Episol can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Episol with paracetamol?
Episol decreases the level of paracetamol by increasing its metabolism (breakdown). Increased metabolism of paracetamol can increase the levels of substances that can cause liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Episol is not a narcotic substance. Episol belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines, these medicines are used to treat epilepsy.
Episol is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession or use is regulated by a government.
Episol is not dialyzable by a conventional hemodialysis machine but can be dialyzed by a high permeability type of hemodialysis. To know more about the different types of dialysis and dialysability of Episol, please consult your doctor.
Episol is teratogenic. Based on human experience, Episol is suggested to cause congenital malformations (birth defects) when given during pregnancy. It can cause defects of the heart, brain, fingers and can decrease the growth of the unborn baby.
Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) is an enzyme which causes metabolism (breakdown) of many drugs. Episol is a CYP450 enzyme inducer (increases the working of CYP450) causing increased breakdown of some medicines given along with Episol (known as drug-drug interactions). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicines along with Episol as it may affect the metabolism of the medicines which are metabolized by CYP450 for example Vitamin D.
Episol is a weakly acidic drug.
Episol has not been reported to have any addictive potential and it does not show any symptoms of dependence. However, it should be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Episol does not give you a high.
Episol does not cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels). However, Episol is known to cause hypernatremia (high serum sodium level >145 mmol/L).
Episol is not known to cause QT prolongation (abnormal heart rhythm). However, it can rarely cause abnormal heart rhythms. Please talk to your doctor if you have any abnormal heart rhythm (beats) while taking Episol.
Thyroid function may get affected while you are taking Episol, especially in children. Thyroid function should be monitored while taking Episol. Please consult your doctor if you have hypothyroidism or a history of hypothyroidism.
Episol has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Episol. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Episol.
Episol can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Episol, especially during the first few weeks of treatment or following a dose increase. Talk to your doctor as you may be advised not to drive or use machines until it is established that your ability to perform such activities is not affected.
Episol does affect birth control. Episol can decrease the effect of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) which can make the contraceptive (birth control) effect unreliable. Please talk to your doctor if you are asked to take the two medicines together as you may need to use extra protection for birth control.
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