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Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR

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Composition for Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Nictal 150 mg Tablet IR

Seizures
Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Nictal Tablet IR

Uses of Nictal Tablet IR

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

Nictal Tablet IR side effects

Common

Side Effects of Nictal are 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.
In Depth Information on Nictal Tablet IR

Nictal Tablet IR related warnings

Special precautions for Nictal Tablet IR
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?

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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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nictal

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.
This taplet have a blood pressure peasantSodium valproate tap let I. P
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
It is used to treat All forms of epilepsy, generalised epilepsy with absence seizures, prophylaxis of febrile convulsion, prophylaxis of post traumatic epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal, mania, nelsons syndrome.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
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.
i had epilepsy attack first time durinv 2004 After that i had medications first from patiala dn from pgi i got noo attack after pgi medicines but now when now i dec my med i used to hv prob during noght time alwaz i alwaz hv stroke while sl?ping plz help me in this regard my first med was tegritol dn in pgi it was chrono-ZW5jb3JhdGUgY2hyb25v">encorate chrono nw i went to mohali they changed my med to levera this s causing me prob vn i used to full dose of 500 mg dn no prob as i dec the med it is caused prob
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Epilepsy medicines may need to be continued for longer duration if seizures recur. Medicines weather it is divalproex sodium or leviteracetam need to be taken in adequate doses for seizure control. Donot reduce medicine without doctor's advice and continue follow up with your doctor. If encourage chrono suits you better and there are no liver related side effects, it is also a good choice.
Epilepsy, lavera500 allready contineu
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. Medicines for epilepsy are initially recommended for at least 3 years of seizure free interval but may continue longer depending on recurrence. Epileptic patient needs to carry a warning card or a medical emergency bracelet with identification details, his/ her epilepsy status and what people can do if fit occurs in public place. Life style modifications- 1. Take your medication correctly. Don't adjust your dosage before talking to your doctor. If you feel your medication should be changed, discuss it with your doctor. 2. Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can trigger seizures. Be sure to get adequate rest every night. 3. Exercise. Exercising may help keep you physically healthy and reduce depression. Make sure to drink enough water and rest if you get tired during exercise.
I get severe dysmenorrhoea every month. My menstruation lasts for 2 days and the cycle is of 40days. I faint anywhere on the 1st day and may even present with stiffness and myoclonic seizures. Otherwise I am fine. I am unmarried and a virgin.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
You can take Meftal spas tablets for the dysmennorhoea. However you would need to get a proper evaluation by a physician before you start any treatment dear as medicines might interact with your seizure medicianes

Frequently asked questions about Nictal Tablet IR

Frequently asked questions about Oxcarbazepine
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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Nictal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Nictal with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lorazepam: Psycopan
Nictal with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam
Nictal with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam
Nictal with Clonazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonazepam: Panik
Nictal with Alprazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alprazolam: Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam, Alzopam
Nictal with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom
Nictal with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit
Nictal with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobazam: Risure
Nictal with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin
Nictal with Ranitidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Ranitidine: Acigo

Substitutes for Nictal Tablet IR

Oleptal 150mg Tablet DT
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₹5.7/Tablet DT
85% costlier
Oleptal 150mg Tablet DT
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₹5.4/Tablet DT
75% costlier
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