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Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD

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Composition for Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD

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Primary uses of Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD

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Medicine Overview of Epitril Tablet MD

Uses of Epitril Tablet MD

Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Epitril Tablet MD side effects

Common

Side Effects of Epitril are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Depression, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.

How to use Epitril Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epitril Tablet MD works

Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Epitril Tablet MD

Expert advice for Epitril Tablet MD

  • If you are taking Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD is very high.
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Epitril Tablet MD related warnings

Special precautions for Epitril Tablet MD
Alcohol
CAUTION
Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD 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
Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Epitril Tablet MD?

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If you miss a dose of Epitril 0.25 mg Tablet MD, 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epitril

Doctor i m suffering from a major depression disoder i went to a psychiatrist 2 days back she prescribed tab paxidep cr 25mg, lithosun 300mg along with epitril 1mg for sleep purpose but still i m not getting sleep could you let me know that what is my rootcause & i would be on balance
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT are many causes of depression ranging from genetics to socialDifficulty in falling asleep is one of the symptoms of depressionThe medications take time to act and you should wait for atleast 7-10 days for observable effect to take place
my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
Sir i have been taking tegrital 200 for epileptic fits for the last 21 years. I had fits when i was 24 and doctor prescribed 2 tabs of tegrital 200 daily. I started the medicine and it is working fine till date. I havent seen my doctor ever since. Is it safe to take this drug for such a long time?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Usual treatment duration for epilepsy is for three years, after which medicines are gradually tapered of. Tegrital(carbamazepine) can have ill effect on kidneys. You need regular Kudney Function Test and Complete Blood Counts to monitor any side effect.
Epilepsy patient, taking Zenoxa300mg tab twice a day. I had last attack on 24nov2015. I want to know how long should l take this pill . Can l substitute this with lovax300 or lovax OD300 p/day.pls guide me best. Thnk U.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
u can substitute as LOVAX OD 300 is more cost effective with same SALT,but probably u have to take it for very long time, and decision of stopping should be only taken under consultation of NEUROPHYSICIAN , so kindly consult them
Hi,can u pls tell me abt avena sat? Can i take it for general health improvement and is there any side effect of the same?how long one can take this?
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
Homeopathy
AVENA SATIVA Avena sativa Generalities ? Avena Sativa (common oat) improves the nutrition of brain and nervous system. ? It is useful therefore in nervous exhaustion, sexual debility; debility after exhausting diseases. ? Nervous tremors of the aged, paralysis agitans, chorea and epilepsy. ? Inability to keep the mind fixed on any one subject especially when due to masturbation. ? Bad effects of Morphine habit. ? Insomnia. Dose ? Tincture 10 to 30 drops should be given in hot water.
I am suffering from epilepsy. I want to know it's cause treatment precautions and everything related to epilepsy. Also please tell me about the best doctors in India for the treatment of epilepsy.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
cause- many- infection, stroke, traumaprecautions- avoid swimming n adventure sports; take medicine regularlybest doctors- depends on ur residence

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Frequently asked questions about Epitril Tablet MD

Frequently asked questions about Clonazepam
Q. Can I take Epitril while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Epitril is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Epitril?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Epitril?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Epitril) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Epitril?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Epitril?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Epitril affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Epitril does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Epitril a narcotic?
No. Epitril is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Epitril muscle relaxant?
Epitril is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.
Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Epitril?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Epitril.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Epitril?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Epitril.
Q. Can I take Epitril while I am on hepatitis C treatment?
The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.
Q. Can Epitril cause euphoria?
No. Epitril does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Epitril get you high?
Epitril does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Epitril be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Epitril is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Epitril cause rash?
Epitril is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Epitril the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Epitril is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Epitril?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Epitril is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Epitril along with zolpidem?
No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.
Q. Which medication is better, Epitril or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Epitril as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Epitril needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Epitril along with fluoxetine?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Can I take Epitril while I am also taking antibiotics?
It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Can I take Epitril along with escitalopram?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Which medication is better, Epitril or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Epitril along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Epitril. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Epitril or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Epitril with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Epitril or etizolam?
Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.
Q. When does Epitril expire?
The expiry date of Epitril is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Epitril affect the brain?
Epitril works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Can I take Epitril along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Epitril.
Q. What is the difference between Epitril and zopiclone?
Epitril is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep
Q. What is the difference between Epitril and olanzapine?
Epitril is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Epitril cause low blood pressure?
Epitril is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Epitril for sciatica?
No. Epitril is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Epitril?
Epitril is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Epitril is effective
Q. Can I use Epitril for nausea?
No. Epitril is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Epitril for a headache?
No. Epitril is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Epitril for vertigo?
No. Epitril is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.
Q. Can insomnia be treated with Epitril?
Yes. Though Epitril is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Epitril is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Epitril for depression?
No. Epitril is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.
Q. Can I use Epitril in pain management?
No. Epitril is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Epitril in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Epitril?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Epitril with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Epitril with Pantoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pantoprazole: Altole, Pandosun
Epitril with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
Epitril with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey
Epitril with Rabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rabeprazole: Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
Epitril with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma
Epitril with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise
Epitril with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx
Epitril with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid
Epitril with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin
Epitril with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep

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