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Vinlep 450 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Vinlep Tablet

Vinlep 450 Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures associated with epilepsy. It is important to not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Vinlep Tablet

Vinlep 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 Vinlep 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. Vinlep 450 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vinlep Tablet works

Vinlep 450 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Vinlep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Vinlep 450 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vinlep 450 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Vinlep 450 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could 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.
Vinlep 450 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
Vinlep 450 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vinlep 450 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Vinlep 450 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vinlep 450 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 Vinlep Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vinlep 450 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

  • Vinlep 450 Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • It has fewer side effects as compared to a similar medicine called carbamazepine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Vinlep 450 Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • 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 Vinlep with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Etizom
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SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Acigo, Rin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Vinlep

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Trigeminal neurological disorder becoz of it i have sever pain in the left side if the face . The pain is soo horrible that i cant touch my lest side of my face & while talking also i feel much pain. Kindly advice me to prevent the pain.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Start tab vinlep 150 mg thrice a day
What is the use of recita forte tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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Recita forte contains clonazepam Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without the fear of public places (agoraphobia).
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FAQs

Q. Does the use of Vinlep affect weight?

Yes, Vinlep 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 Vinlep over carbamazepine?

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

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

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. Vinlep can be taken with or without food.

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

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

Vinlep 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 Vinlep cause hair loss?

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

Q. Who should not take Vinlep?

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

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