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Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs

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Overview

Introduction of Tegrital Tablet ER

Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs is an anti-epiletic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures and control sudden severe pain affecting the face (trigeminal neuralgia). It is important to not stop taking the medicine abruptly as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Tegrital Tablet ER

Tegrital Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Drowsiness

How to use Tegrital Tablet ER

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. Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tegrital Tablet ER works

Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Tegrital Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs can make you feel dizzy or drowsy especially at the start of treatment. If you are affected in this way, or if your eyesight is affected, you should not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Tegrital Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs, 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 it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of blood cells in your blood while taking this medication. 
  • Inform your doctor if you notice a rash or other skin changes such as reddish spot or circular patches while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • 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.
  • Do not take Tegrital CR 200 Divitabs if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tegrital with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Auxicasp, Canducid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tegrital

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Sir I am having ear and facial pain in the ear from past 3 years when I will journey outstation and chewing more means pain will trigger I showed to ent doctors told me that absolutely no infection I am suspecting trigeminal neuralgia plz give me some sujjestion I am taking pain killer while pain coming means pain will trigger extreme cold and hot seasonsPlz send me the details
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Start tab tegrital 200 mg bd Do Mri brain
Suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for 9 years, it started with one side of face that is now over all face, in past the dentist had removed a teeth to alleviate but it increased In morning the pain is at high, Tegrital(100gm)half tab worse the situation, just trika(1mg) gives some relief
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
not sure; show to neuro
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Tegrital start working?

Your symptoms may take 1-2 weeks to improve. In some cases, it may take longer.

Q. Is Tegrital an analgesic? What is it used for?

No, Tegrital is not an analgesic and should not be used for regular aches or pains. It is an anti-epileptic medicine which is given to treat fits (seizures). It is also used to treat pain of trigeminal neuralgia and to control mood disorders when other medicines fail to work.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicines for epilepsy or seizures, medicines used to thin your blood (e.g., warfarin), birth control pills, medicines to control bacterial infection (e.g., chloramphenicol, metronidazole, and doxycycline), medicines to control viral infection (e.g., nelfinavir), and asthma medicines (e.g., theophylline and montelukast), etc. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Further, you should tell the doctor if you have ever had liver problems, kidney problems, lung problems, or porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder).

Q. What are the long-term effects of Tegrital ?

The long-term side effects of Tegrital vary from person to person. While some people can take Tegrital safely for several years, some may develop side effects on using it for a long term. These side effects include osteoporosis and osteopenia in which the bones become weak and can be easily fractured. If you have been prescribed Tegrital for long term, get your bone density checked at regular intervals, maintain a healthy diet and exercise daily.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Tegrital?

If Tegrital makes you feel sleepy, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol consumption should be avoided since taking both together may cause excessive sleepiness.

Q. How do I stop taking Tegrital ?

You should stop Tegrital only after consulting your doctor. The dose of Tegrital should be reduced gradually so that the condition for which you are taking it does not recur.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about any symptoms.

Q. Can the use of Tegrital lead to weight gain? If yes, how can it be managed?

Yes, Tegrital commonly causes weight gain due to increase in appetite. You can manage your weight by eating a healthy diet, consuming low calorie food and including more vegetables and fruits in your diet. Regular physical exercise will be very helpful.

Q. Can the use of Tegrital affect my sex life?

Though rare but Tegrital may cause decreased sexual desire. It may also impair male fertility as it may reduce sperm count and/or motility. Consult your doctor if you develop these symptoms.

Q. I am taking Tegrital for trigeminal neuralgia. For how long do I need to take it?

Once the medicine relieves your pain, talk to your doctor who will gradually reduce your dose. After taking the reduced dose for several weeks, Tegrital can possibly be stopped if there is no recurrence of pain.

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