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Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Epsoval XR Tablet

Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures, mania and migraine. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Epsoval XR Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Coordination impaired
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased appetite

How to use Epsoval XR 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. Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Epsoval XR Tablet works

Epsoval XR 500 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.

Epsoval XR Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet 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
SAFE
Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Driving
Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epsoval XR 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Epsoval XR Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Epsoval XR 500 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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Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • It may cause cosmetic side effects such as increased hair growth on face, acne and thinning of hair. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epsoval XR

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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.
I have epilepsy. And most of its attacks in midnight. Problems starts before 13 years but it's become major in last 3 years. I had taken medicines since 13 years. In 3 years It's attact by 4 to 5 times. But it's before 10 time I never get any attact. Now I am taking Valance OD 1 gm. And Torleva. XR 750 Please give me another way to cure this.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
HI For epilepsy you should take complete treatment for your local area ayurvedic doctor .
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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Epsoval XR for a year, and I did not have any episode of seizure during this time. For how long should I take it to cure my epilepsy completely?

Epsoval XR does not cure your condition, it only prevents the seizures from occurring. Therefore, you will have to keep on taking it, maybe for years. Consult your doctor if face any problems while taking this medicine.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Epsoval XR?

You should not stop taking Epsoval XR suddenly. It should be discontinued gradually. Stopping it suddenly may increase the chances of recurrence of seizures. Always consult your doctor if you feel the need to stop taking this medicine.

Q. I have gained weight after I started using Epsoval XR. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Epsoval XR. To control your weight, you should have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Talk to your doctor if you have any other concerns.

Q. Can I take birth control pills while taking Epsoval XR?

Yes, Epsoval XR does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Epsoval XR and seizures may occur. It is important that you inform your doctor that you are using birth control pills. Your doctor will keep a track on your response to the treatment and monitor the Epsoval XR levels in your blood levels.

Q. Is it safe to take Epsoval XR for long term?

Many patients can safely take Epsoval XR for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Epsoval XR may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Epsoval XR for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.

Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Epsoval XR causes hair loss. Is it true?

Epsoval XR may cause thinning of hair, change of hair colour and even hair loss. If you are concerned talk to your doctor if it is possible to reduce the dose of Epsoval XR. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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