Vinlep 450mg Tablet

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Sanofi India Ltd

Composition for Vinlep 450mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Seizures
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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₹18.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Vinlep Tablet

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Uses of Vinlep Tablet

Vinlep 450mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures.
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Side effects of Vinlep Tablet

Common

Sleepiness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Double vision, Fatigue, Dizziness.

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

How Vinlep Tablet works

Vinlep 450mg 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 Vinlep Tablet

Warnings
Special precautions for Vinlep 450mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Vinlep 450mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vinlep 450mg 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.
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Lactation
Vinlep 450mg 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.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Vinlep 450mg 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.
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Kidney
Vinlep 450mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vinlep 450mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Vinlep 450mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vinlep 450mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Medzol 1mg Injection, Anzilum 0.5mg Tablet, Anxil 25mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Oxcarbazepine, 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 for Vinlep 450mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Oxcarbazepine

Vinlep is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Vinlep 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
Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas Vinlep 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
No, Vinlep does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
Vinlep is not known to cause weight changes
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of Vinlep
Vinlep can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
Vinlep 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
Vinlep is neither a benzodiazepine nor a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is an anti-epileptic, i.e. it is used to treat fits.
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