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Epitome 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Epitome Tablet

Epitome 50 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. It also prevents the occurrence of migraine headaches. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Epitome Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Memory impairment
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Speech disorder
  • Psychomotor impairment
  • Vision disorder
  • Fever
  • Numbness
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Epitome 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. Epitome 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epitome Tablet works

Epitome 50 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.

Epitome Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epitome 50 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epitome 50 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epitome 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Epitome 50 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Epitome 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epitome 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Epitome 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epitome 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Epitome Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Epitome 50 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.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day while taking Epitome 50 mg Tablet. This can reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • 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 Epitome with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz, Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epitome

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It is used to treat All forms of epilepsy, generalised epilepsy with absence seizures, prophylaxis of febrile convulsion, prophylaxis of post traumatic epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal, mania, nelsons syndrome.
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Recita forte contains clonazepam Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without the fear of public places (agoraphobia).
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FAQs

Q. For how long do I need to take Epitome?

The dose and duration of this medicine will depend on your doctor’s advice. Epitome does not cure your condition (seizures/migraine) but prevents them from occurring. So, you may have to keep taking it for months or years depending on improvement in your symptoms and side effects that may occur.

Q. Is Epitome good for anxiety?

Epitome is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Epitome?

Serious side effects of Epitome are rare. These serious effects of Epitome may include glaucoma (difficulty in seeing, eye pain and blurred vision), kidney stones (sharp pain in your sides or lower back) and metabolic acidosis (tiredness, loss of appetite, irregular and faint heartbeat). Other serious side effects of Epitome could be suicidal thoughts and insufficient sweating (some children taking Epitome may not sweat enough in hot weather, causing their body temperatures to rise).

Q. I am taking valproic acid for fits. Will Epitome interfere with the working of valproic acid? Can this combination be taken?

Epitome does not interfere with the working of valproic acid, but it increases the risk of getting increased levels of ammonia in blood (hyperammonemia). This can be dangerous. Excess levels of ammonia in blood may cause difficulty in thinking, remembering information, or solving problems. It may decrease your alertness and make you feel very sleepy with low energy. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice these symptoms. In rare cases, hyperammonemia may even occur because of Epitome alone.

Q. Can Epitome be used in children?

Yes, Epitome is used for seizures in children more than 2 years of age. However, because of the lack of any reports, this medicine is not recommended to be used in children for migraine.

Q. Since I have started using Epitome people are saying that I have lost weight. Is it because of Epitome or something else for which I should get investigated?

It could be due to Epitome because Epitome commonly causes weight loss probably due to decrease in appetite. If you still have any doubts, talk to your doctor who will advise you appropriately.

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