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Composition for OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET

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Primary uses of OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET

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Medicine Overview of Oxileptin Tablet

Uses of Oxileptin Tablet

OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of seizures.

Oxileptin Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Oxileptin are Sleepiness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Double vision, Fatigue, Dizziness.

How to use Oxileptin 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. OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oxileptin Tablet works

OXILEPTIN 150 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.

In Depth Information on Oxileptin Tablet

Oxileptin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Oxileptin Tablet
OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET 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.
OXILEPTIN 150 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.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
OXILEPTIN 150 MG 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.
OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
OXILEPTIN 150 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of OXILEPTIN 150 MG 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 Oxileptin Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of OXILEPTIN 150 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Oxileptin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Oxcarbazepine

Q. Is Oxileptin/ Trileptal safe?
Oxileptin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Oxileptin a narcotic or opiate or a controlled substance or addictive?
Oxileptin 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 Oxileptin like Xanax (alprazolam)?
Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas Oxileptin 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 Oxileptin get you high?
No, Oxileptin does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
Q. Does Oxileptin cause weight gain?
Oxileptin is not known to cause weight changes
Q. Does Oxileptin cause acne or hair loss?
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of Oxileptin
Q. Does Oxileptin make you tired?
Oxileptin can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
Q. Does Oxileptin help with depression?
Oxileptin 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 Oxileptin a benzodiazepine/ MAOI?
Oxileptin 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 Oxileptin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Oxileptin with Midazolam
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest, Midacip
Oxileptin with Flurazepam
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Oxileptin with Chlordiazepoxide
Oxileptin with Diazepam
Oxileptin with Etizolam
Oxileptin with Phenytoin
Oxileptin with Roxatidine
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane
Oxileptin with Nizatidine
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
Oxileptin with Lafutidine
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf
Oxileptin with Cimetidine
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak

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