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Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Oxmazetol Tablet

Oxmazetol OD 600 mg 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.

Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is taken by mouth preferably without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase the seizure frequency. Be careful if you are using birth control pills as this medicine may interfere with the working of contraceptives.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, double vision, headache and skin rashes. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain or weight loss as side effects may vary from person to person. To control weight gain, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be prevented by increasing your food portions. It may even cause hair loss and memory loss, so better to consult doctor if these effects bothers you. You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood or behavior as they may be a signal for risk of suicide. In case you encounter such changes in yourself consult with doctor as soon as possible.

Uses of Oxmazetol Tablet

Oxmazetol 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 Oxmazetol 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. Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oxmazetol Tablet works

Oxmazetol OD 600 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.

Oxmazetol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oxmazetol OD 600 mg 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
Oxmazetol OD 600 mg 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
Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Oxmazetol OD 600 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.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oxmazetol OD 600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oxmazetol OD 600 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 Oxmazetol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Oxmazetol OD 600 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.

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

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Does the use of Oxmazetol affect weight?

Yes, Oxmazetol 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 Oxmazetol over carbamazepine?

Oxmazetol has fewer side effects as compared to carbamazepine. Moreover, Oxmazetol 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 Oxmazetol cause memory loss?

Yes, memory loss is a common side effect of Oxmazetol, 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 Oxmazetol?

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. Oxmazetol can be taken with or without food.

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

You should take your medicine for the time and duration prescribed by your doctor. Oxmazetol 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 Oxmazetol 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 Oxmazetol affect my fertility?

Oxmazetol 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 Oxmazetol cause hair loss?

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

Q. Who should not take Oxmazetol?

You should not take Oxmazetol if you are allergic to Oxmazetol, 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 Oxmazetol.

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