Oxetol 300 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Oxetol Tablet

Oxetol 300 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.

Oxetol 300 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 Oxetol Tablet

Oxetol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination impaired
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Tremor
  • Abnormal vision
  • Altered walking
  • Sleepiness

How to use Oxetol 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. Oxetol 300 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oxetol Tablet works

Oxetol 300 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Oxetol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Oxetol 300 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oxetol 300 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oxetol 300 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
Oxetol 300 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Oxetol 300 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
Oxetol 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oxetol 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oxetol 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oxetol 300 Tablet 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 Oxetol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Oxetol 300 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

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Oxetol

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I consume Lobazam 5 Mg once a day and Oxetol 300 Mg twice a day on doctors prescriptions. I have a desk job involving a lot of computer /Desktop time And recently I have found difficulty remembering things along with a form of Attention defectiveness and heavy anxiety. Not only that my Seizures still occur though once or twice in a span of 2 to 3 months when even I am anxious or excited. Could you kindly help me? Is this a normal side effect of the drug if yes how can I counter it as this is affecting my work life.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
oxetol canb be incrsed ; talk to ur
Sir i am primary generalised epilepsy patient and using oxetol 300mg tablets of sun pharma from 3years. Now in 1mg app oxetol tablets of lupin pharma are available which are relatively very cheaper than sun pharma tabs. Can i use them? Pls give me suggestion sir/madam
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
yes sure as long is adviced by Neuro Physicianor u should meet one neuro Physician
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FAQs

Q. Does the use of Oxetol affect weight?

Yes, Oxetol affects weight and may cause weight gain. Additionally, 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 Oxetol over carbamazepine?

Oxetol has fewer side effects as compared to carbamazepine. Moreover, Oxetol can be started with clinically effective dose as against carbamazepine which requires frequent visits to the doctor before an effective dose can be decided based on the patient’s response.

Q. Does Oxetol cause memory loss?

Yes, memory loss is a common side effect of Oxetol, but it does not occur in everyone.

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, behaviors, 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 of your depression, or becoming preoccupied with death and dying. Never miss an appointment with your doctor and stay connected with the doctor even between visits.

Q. When and how should I take Oxetol?

Take it exactly as directed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it twice every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Taking your medicine at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take it. Oxetol can be taken with or without food.

Q. For how long do I need to take Oxetol. Can I stop taking it on my own?

You should take your medicine for the time and duration prescribed by your doctor. Oxetol 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 Oxetol or lower the dose yourself. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause seizures. Consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually before stopping it completely.

Q. Will the use of Oxetol affect my fertility?

Oxetol 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 Oxetol cause hair loss?

Hair loss is a common side effect of Oxetol but does not affect everyone. If there is substantial hair loss, consult your doctor.

Q. Who should not take Oxetol?

You should not take Oxetol if you are allergic to Oxetol, eslicarbazepine or to any of its components. It should also be avoided by pregnant women and women taking birth control pills. Also, people having severe liver or kidney disease and people with a psychiatric disorder should avoid taking Oxetol.

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