Medicine Overview of Epocarb Tablet
Epocarb 150 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures.
Side Effects of Epocarb are Sleepiness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Double vision, Fatigue, Dizziness.
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. Epocarb 150 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Epocarb 150 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.
In Depth Information on Epocarb Tablet
Epocarb Tablet related warnings
Epocarb 150 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epocarb 150 mg 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.
Epocarb 150 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Epocarb 150 mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy or dizzy, or may cause blurred vision, lack of muscle coordination, especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose. This may affect your driving ability.
Epocarb 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epocarb 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Epocarb 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epocarb 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Epocarb 150 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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Frequently asked questions about Epocarb Tablet
Q. Is Epocarb/ Trileptal safe?
Epocarb is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Epocarb a narcotic or opiate or a controlled substance or addictive?
Epocarb 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 Epocarb like Xanax (alprazolam)?
Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas Epocarb is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
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 Epocarb get you high?
No, Epocarb does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
Q. Does Epocarb cause weight gain?
Epocarb is not known to cause weight changes
Q. Does Epocarb cause acne or hair loss?
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of Epocarb
Q. Does Epocarb make you tired?
Epocarb can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
Q. Does Epocarb help with depression?
Epocarb 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 Epocarb a benzodiazepine/ MAOI?
Epocarb 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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