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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
DISCONTINUED
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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?uses

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

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 Etizolam
SERIOUS
Nictal with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Nictal with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Nictal with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest, Midacip
Nictal with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Nictal with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Nictal with Lafutidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf
Nictal with Roxatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane
Nictal with Cimetidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak
Nictal with Nizatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
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