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Epo 150 Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction of Epo Tablet SR

Epo 150 Tablet SR is a medicine used in the treatment of diabetic nerve disease. It helps to prevent pain due to nerve damage in patients of diabetes. This medicine should be used along with other diabetes medicines to prevent long-term complications. It may occasionally cause nausea as a side effect in some patients.

Uses of Epo Tablet SR

Epo Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Liver function abnormal

How to use Epo Tablet SR

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. Epo 150 Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epo Tablet SR works

Epo 150 Tablet SR is an aldose reductase inhibitor. It blocks the accumulation of sorbitol in cells, which has been related to causing diabetic nerve disease.

Epo Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Epo 150 Tablet SR during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Epo 150 Tablet SR alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Epo 150 Tablet SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Epo 150 Tablet SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Epo Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Epo 150 Tablet SR, 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

  • Adherence to antidiabetic therapy can delay the onset of or prevent diabetic nerve disease.
  • If you have existing diabetic nerve disease, wear proper footwear and examine your feet every day to detect lesions early.
  • If you have a foot injury or open wound, avoid engaging in weight-bearing activities.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epo

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I m 41 years n in to telecom profession. I m facing nerve pain (left or right arm, legs etc) from last few months. Pain persist for few second and then goes off but it happes atleast 2 to 6 times a day. Please suggest
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Tab oxetol 150 mg bd
excessive nerve pain and sudden back pai
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
get examined; start tab tolifast 150 mg bd
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References
  1. Ramirez MA, Borja NL. Epalrestat: An aldose reductase inhibitor for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Pharmacotherapy. 2008;28(5):646-55. [Accessed 18 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Hotta N, Akanuma Y, Kawamori R, et al. Long-term clinical effects of epalrestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor, on diabetic peripheral neuropathy: the 3-year, multicenter, comparative Aldose Reductase Inhibitor-Diabetes Complications Trial. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(7):1538-44. [Accessed 27 Mar. 2017] (online) Available from:External Link
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