Epitra 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Epitra 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Epitra Tablet

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Uses of Epitra Tablet

Epitra 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
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Side effects of Epitra Tablet

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Fatigue, Headache, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nasopharyngitis.

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How to use Epitra 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 Epitra 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Epitra Tablet works

Epitra 500mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It works in epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Epitra Tablet

Expert advice for Epitra Tablet

  • Epitra should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Epitra 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 Epitra, 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Epitra 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Epitra 500mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epitra 500mg 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.
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Lactation
Epitra 500mg 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
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Driving
Epitra 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Epitra 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epitra 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Epitra 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epitra 500mg 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Epitra 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levetiracetam

Epitra 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 Epitra contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Epitra does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
No, Epitra is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Epitra has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Epitra with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Epitra?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Epitra and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Epitra get you high?
No, Epitra does not get you high.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Epitra. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Epitra.
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Epitra. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Epitra.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Epitra but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Epitra.
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Epitra. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Epitra
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Epitra.
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Epitra but it is not a very common side effect.
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Epitra. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
No, Epitra is not a psychotropic medication. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not a steroid. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not an opiate. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Epitra a barbiturate?
No, Epitra is not a barbiturate. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
No, Epitra is not a benzodiazepine. Epitra belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Epitra with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Epitra 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 Epitra with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Epitra and paracetamol as Epitra 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.
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