Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR


Overview

Uses of Nictal Tablet IR

Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR is used in the treatment of seizures.

Nictal Tablet IR side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

How to use Nictal Tablet IR

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

How Nictal Tablet IR works

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

Nictal Tablet IR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR 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.
Lactation
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR 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
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Nictal Tablet IR?

If you miss a dose of Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR, 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.
Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR
₹3.08/Tablet IR
Oleptal 150mg Tablet DT
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹5.7/Tablet DT
85% costlier
Oleptal 150mg Tablet DT
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹5.93/Tablet DT
93% costlier

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nictal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Etizom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Acigo
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nictal

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Fits, Seizures Earlier used to get temporal lobe but recently got grand mal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/jiva-brahmi-tablet-otc329971One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food .use this tablet along with your treatment
I have seizure disorder can i take medicine for lifetime plz tell me sir
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Usually, if their is no organic cause of seizure in brain, treatment is continued for 3 years of seizure free period and then gradually tapered off. If seizures re occur, then treatment may continue for life.
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FAQs

Q. Is Nictal/ Trileptal safe?
Nictal is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Nictal a narcotic or opiate or a controlled substance or addictive?
Nictal 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 Nictal like Xanax (alprazolam)?
Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas Nictal 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 Nictal get you high?
No, Nictal does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
Q. Does Nictal cause weight gain?
Nictal is not known to cause weight changes
Q. Does Nictal cause acne or hair loss?
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of Nictal
Q. Does Nictal make you tired?
Nictal can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
Q. Does Nictal help with depression?
Nictal 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 Nictal a benzodiazepine/ MAOI?
Nictal is neither a benzodiazepine nor a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is an anti-epileptic, i.e. it is used to treat fits.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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