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Monotop 50 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Monotop Tablet

Monotop 50 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. It also prevents the occurrence of migraine headaches. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Monotop Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Memory impairment
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Speech disorder
  • Psychomotor impairment
  • Vision disorder
  • Fever
  • Numbness
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Monotop 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. Monotop 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Monotop Tablet works

Monotop 50 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.

Monotop Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Monotop 50 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Monotop 50 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
Monotop 50 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.
Driving
Monotop 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Monotop 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monotop 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Monotop 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Monotop 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Monotop Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Monotop 50 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

  • Monotop 50 mg Tablet helps in the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Monotop 50 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day while taking Monotop 50 mg Tablet. This can reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  • Do not take Monotop 50 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Monotop with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. For how long do I need to take Monotop?

The dose and duration of this medicine will depend on your doctor’s advice. Monotop does not cure your condition (seizures/migraine) but prevents them from occurring. So, you may have to keep taking it for months or years depending on improvement in your symptoms and side effects that may occur.

Q. Is Monotop good for anxiety?

Monotop is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Monotop?

Serious side effects of Monotop are rare. These serious effects of Monotop may include glaucoma (difficulty in seeing, eye pain and blurred vision), kidney stones (sharp pain in your sides or lower back) and metabolic acidosis (tiredness, loss of appetite, irregular and faint heartbeat). Other serious side effects of Monotop could be suicidal thoughts and insufficient sweating (some children taking Monotop may not sweat enough in hot weather, causing their body temperatures to rise).

Q. I am taking valproic acid for fits. Will Monotop interfere with the working of valproic acid? Can this combination be taken?

Monotop does not interfere with the working of valproic acid, but it increases the risk of getting increased levels of ammonia in blood (hyperammonemia). This can be dangerous. Excess levels of ammonia in blood may cause difficulty in thinking, remembering information, or solving problems. It may decrease your alertness and make you feel very sleepy with low energy. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice these symptoms. In rare cases, hyperammonemia may even occur because of Monotop alone.

Q. Can Monotop be used in children?

Yes, Monotop is used for seizures in children more than 2 years of age. However, because of the lack of any reports, this medicine is not recommended to be used in children for migraine.

Q. Since I have started using Monotop people are saying that I have lost weight. Is it because of Monotop or something else for which I should get investigated?

It could be due to Monotop because Monotop commonly causes weight loss probably due to decrease in appetite. If you still have any doubts, talk to your doctor who will advise you appropriately.

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