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Exep 150mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Exep 150mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Exep 150mg Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. The dose and how often you need to take it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. It may be increased gradually. You can take this medicine with or without food but take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It usually takes a couple of weeks to work. It is important to take this medicine regularly and for as long as you are advised, even if you feel well. Missing doses may trigger seizures and, if you stop, your condition may get worse. It should never be stopped suddenly.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, feeling dizzy, tired or drowsy, and unsteadiness. Most of these are not serious. Keep taking the medicine but talk to your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. However, if you notice a skin rash or redness, tell your doctor straight away. It could develop into a life-threatening skin condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Long-term treatment with this medicine can cause osteoporosis (reduced bone mass) and increase your risk of breaking a bone. Anticonvulsants like this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts and behaviors. If your mood becomes depressed, tell your doctor.

This medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before using it, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, kidney or liver disease, difficulty urinating, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Many other medicines can interfere with it and some should not be taken together so tell your doctor all the medicines you are taking to make sure it is safe. If you are pregnant, do not start or stop taking this medicine without asking your doctor. Drinking alcohol should be avoided as it can increase some of the side effects and can also increase your risk of seizures. You may need frequent blood tests to help your doctor make sure you are taking the right dose both before you start and while you are using it.

Uses of Exep Tablet

Benefits of Exep Tablet

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Exep 150mg Tablet is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associated with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopped suddenly. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Exep 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 Exep

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Tremor
  • Abnormal vision
  • Altered walking
  • Sleepiness

How to use Exep 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. Exep 150mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Exep Tablet works

Exep 150mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Exep 150mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Exep 150mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Exep 150mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Exep 150mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Exep 150mg 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.
Kidney
CAUTION
Exep 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Exep 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Exep 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Exep 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Exep Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Exep 150mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • 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.
  • It may increase the risk of low sodium levels in the blood. Inform your doctor if you develop difficulty concentrating, memory problems, confusion, weakness, and unsteadiness.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Iminostilbene Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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FAQs

Q. Does the use of Exep 150mg Tablet affect weight?

Yes, Exep 150mg Tablet affects weight and may cause weight gain. However, in some cases, weight loss has also been reported. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. What are the advantages of Exep 150mg Tablet over carbamazepine?

Exep 150mg Tablet has fewer side effects as compared to carbamazepine. Moreover, Exep 150mg Tablet can be started with a clinically effective dose as against carbamazepine which may require frequent visits to the doctor before an effective dose can be decided based on the patient’s response to the treatment.

Q. Does Exep 150mg Tablet cause memory loss?

Yes, memory loss is a common side effect of Exep 150mg Tablet, but it does not occur in everyone. However, if this worries you, consult your doctor.

Q. How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviour, thoughts or feelings. Be aware of common warning signs that might be a signal for risk of suicide. Some of these include talking or thinking about hurting yourself or ending your life, withdrawing from friends and family, becoming depressed or worsening your depression. Keep your appointment with your doctor on schedule, do not miss. Stay connected with the doctor even between visits.

Q. When and how should I take Exep 150mg Tablet?

Take Exep 150mg Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it twice every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Exep 150mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take your medicine at the same time each day to gain maximum benefit. It will also help you remember when to take it.

Q. For how long do I need to take Exep 150mg Tablet. Can I stop taking it on my own?

You should take your medicine for the time and duration prescribed by your doctor. Exep 150mg Tablet helps to control your epilepsy but does not cure it. You must take this medicine every day, even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Exep 150mg Tablet or lower the dose yourself. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause seizures. Consult your doctor who may reduce the dose gradually before stopping it completely.

Q. Will the use of Exep 150mg Tablet affect my fertility?

Exep 150mg Tablet is not know to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

Q. Does Exep 150mg Tablet cause hair loss?

Yes, Exep 150mg Tablet causes hair loss as a common side effect. However, it does not affect everyone. If there is substantial hair loss, consult your doctor.

Q. Who should not take Exep 150mg Tablet?

You should not take Exep 150mg Tablet if you are allergic to Exep 150mg Tablet, eslicarbazepine or to any of their components. Also, pregnant women and women who take birth control pills should avoid Exep 150mg Tablet. Along with that, people having severe liver or kidney disease and people with a psychiatric disorder should avoid taking Exep 150mg Tablet.

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