EPOCARB 150MG TABLET

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Composition FOR EPOCARB 150mg tablet

Oxcarbazepine(150mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epocarb 150mg tablet at a fixed time.
Epocarb 150mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Epocarb 150mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR EPOCARB 150mg tablet

    Oxcarbazepine(150mg)

    Epocarb tablet uses

    Epocarb 150mg tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

    How epocarb tablet works

    Epocarb 150mg tablet controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects of epocarb tablet

    Sleepiness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Double vision, Fatigue, Dizziness.

    SUBSTITUTES FOR EPOCARB tablet

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    Expert advice FOR EPOCARB tablet

    • Do not start or continue oxcarbazepine and consult your doctor if you are allergic to oxcarbazepine, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
    • The blood levels of oxcarbazepine will have to be monitored regularly to adjust your dose. Please follow the advice of your doctor as to when to do these tests.
    • Inform your doctor immediately  yellowing of skin and the whites of the eye, increase in the number of fits, increase in heart rate or if you develop suicidal thoughts.
    • Immediately consult your doctor if  you notice any of the following symptoms  unusual tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, paleness, headache, chills, dizziness, frequent infections, mouth ulcers, bleeding from nose or any other part of the body or bruising more easily than normal, skin rashes.
    • Oxcarbazepine can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking oxcarbazepine.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery while on treatment with oxcarbazepine as it may make you feel sleepy or dizzy especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose.

    Frequently asked questions FOR EPOCARB 150mg tablet

    Oxcarbazepine

    Q. Is oxcarbazepine/ Trileptal safe?
    Oxcarbazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
    Q. Is oxcarbazepine a narcotic or opiate or a controlled substance or addictive?
    Oxcarbazepine is not addictive, hence not a narcotic or a controlled substance. However, it is available only in quantity prescribed by your doctor. It is not an opiate, but a drug that is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
    Q. Is oxcarbazepine like Xanax (alprazolam)?
    Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas oxcarbazepine is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
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    Q. Can I take oxcarbazepine with Lamictal (lamotrigine) or Aleve (naproxen) or Tylenol (paracetamol) or Advil (ibuprofen) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol?
    Oxcarbazepine can increase the sedative effects of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol. Also, tramadol has a propensity to induce fits, which can compromise the effect of oxcarbazepine. Oxcarbazepine and anti-epileptic lamotrigine when used together can increase the risk of side-effects like nausea, somnolence, dizziness and headache. There are no known interactions between oxcarbazepine and Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen) or Tylenol (paracetamol). Always inform your doctor if any of these drugs are required to be taken concomitantly by you
    Q. Does oxcarbazepine get you high?
    No, oxcarbazepine does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
    Q. Does oxcarbazepine cause weight gain?
    Oxcarbazepine is not known to cause weight changes
    Q. Does oxcarbazepine cause acne or hair loss?
    Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of oxcarbazepine
    Q. Does oxcarbazepine make you tired?
    Oxcarbazepine can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
    Q. Does oxcarbazepine help with depression?
    Oxcarbazepine does not heal depressed mood
    Q. Is oxcarbazepine better than carbamazepine?
    Oxcarbazepine is chemically related to carbamazepine. Both are used to treat the same type of seizures. Oxcarbazepine is required in higher doses than carbamazepine. However, there is a lesser risk of liver toxicity and interactions with other concomitant drugs with oxcarbazepine than carbamazepine
    Q. Is oxcarbazepine a benzodiazepine/ MAOI?
    Oxcarbazepine is neither a benzodiazepine nor a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is an anti-epileptic, i.e. it is used to treat fits.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)