Eps 5 Tablet

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Introduction

Eps 5 Tablet is used with other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease. It’s also used to treat severe movement side effects caused by certain drugs (drug-induced movement disorder).

Eps 5 Tablet should be taken empty stomach as it reduces the side effects of this medicine. It should be taken at the same time each day, this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may result in a worsening of symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, constipation, and blurred vision. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Dry mouth may occur commonly while using this medicine so, try to do frequent mouth rinses, maintain good oral hygiene, and increase water intake. Avoid wearing contact lenses as it may cause dry eyes as well. It is important to inform your doctor if you suffer from glaucoma or have trouble passing urine.

Before using Eps 5 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you've ever had heart problems, problems with passing urine, liver or kidney disease. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before starting treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Eps Tablet

Benefits of Eps Tablet

In Treatment of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system. It makes the muscles stiff which causes difficulties in standing and walking. PD also causes tremors and loss of balance. Eps 5 Tablet helps to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. It relaxes the stiff muscles and helps in easy movement without losing balance. Eps 5 Tablet is also used to treat side effects like abnormal movements caused by antipsychotic drugs.

It is advisable not to stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. This is because a sudden stoppage can cause symptoms of Parkinson's disease to return. You can see that the drug is working if you are able to do your daily activities more easily and have a more active and better quality of life.

In Treatment of Drug induced abnormal movements

Eps 5 Tablet is also used to treat side effects like abnormal movements caused by antipsychotic drugs. It helps restore normal body posture as well as control over muscle movements in the body. This will enable you to lead a normal life and improve your ability to carry out daily activities.

Side effects of Eps Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Eps

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Nervousness

How to use Eps 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. Eps 5 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Eps Tablet works

Eps 5 Tablet is an anticholinergic medication. It works by decreasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain. This improves muscle control and reduces stiffness in Parkinson's disease. It also improves movement disorder (restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasm) caused by certain other medicines.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Eps 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Eps 5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eps 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Eps 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Eps 5 Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Eps 5 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Patients with kidney disease should be closely monitored by a doctor while taking this medicine.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Eps 5 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Eps Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Eps 5 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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Quick tips

  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • It may cause dry eyes. Avoid wearing contact lenses and inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Monitoring of intraocular pressure is required while taking this medicine, as an increase in eye pressure may cause blurry vision.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from  glaucoma or if you have trouble passing urine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aralkylamines Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Anticholinergic- centrally acting

Patient concerns

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The person is a long term user of the medicine serentin Due to some movement issues, she takes pacitane 2mg (2-0-1) On advice of our doctor now she takes Aripiprazole 5mg (0-0-1) and stopped serentin for the last one week . Please advice this medicine got any side effects and her drug induced Parkinson symtoms will reduce
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Newer antipsychotics like Aripiprazole have lesser potential for EPS as compared to haloperidol, but if patient had been on haloperidol for too long and has developed what is termed as tardive dyskinesia ( slow, rhything movements), they may not go. Besides, there are other atypical antipsychotics which have even lower pity for eps as compared to Aripiprazole like olanzapine, Quitipine and lurasidone. You may discuss with your psychiatrist in case patient develops eps with Aripiprazole.
Why does the heart condition of SVT arise?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
The ECG u sent was normal however avnrt or svts can be permanently cured WD RFA eps
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FAQs

Q. Is Eps 5 Tablet a narcotic? Can I get high after taking Eps 5 Tablet?

No, Eps 5 Tablet is not a narcotic. However, its hallucinogenic and euphoriant properties may make the people abuse its use.

Q. Does Eps 5 Tablet make you drowsy?

Yes, Eps 5 Tablet may cause drowsiness in some cases. Some people may even experience difficulty in falling asleep. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery when you experience drowsiness or if it causes blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea and mental confusion.

Q. What happens if more than the recommended doses of Eps 5 Tablet are taken?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Eps 5 Tablet may cause flushing of the skin, nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, increased heartbeat, rapid respiration, fever, increase in blood pressure, and dryness of mouth, tongue and skin. A rash may appear on the face or upper trunk. You may also experience restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, paranoid and psychotic reactions, incoordination, delirium (a state of mental confusion and emotional disruption) and occasionally convulsions.

Q. Does Eps 5 Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Eps 5 Tablet may cause weight gain. If you are concerned about your weight gain, consult a dietician for diet plan, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy and nutritious diet.

Q. Can I crush Eps 5 Tablet?

No, Eps 5 Tablet should not be crushed. It should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Consult your doctor if you are not sure about how to take this medicine.

Q. Can I take Eps 5 Tablet with food?

Eps 5 Tablet may be taken before or after meals according to the effects experienced by the patient. If Eps 5 Tablet tends to dry the mouth excessively, it may be better to take it before meals, unless it causes nausea. If taken after meals, it may cause induced thirst which can be reduced by peppermint, chewing gum, or water.

Q. For how long do I need to take Eps 5 Tablet?

You should continue taking Eps 5 Tablet as long as your doctor advises you. In some cases, the use of Eps 5 Tablet may continue indefinitely. Such patients are often kept under careful observation for a longer period of time.

Q. What if I stop taking Eps 5 Tablet abruptly?

You should not stop taking Eps 5 Tablet without consulting your doctor as your symptoms may get worse. If you feel your dose needs to be lowered, then consult your doctor who will reduce your dose gradually.

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