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ZEFRETOL 800 MG TABLET

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Composition for ZEFRETOL

Eslicarbazepine(800 mg)

food interaction for ZEFRETOL

alcohol interaction for ZEFRETOL

pregnancy interaction for ZEFRETOL

lactation interaction for ZEFRETOL

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zefretol 800 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Zefretol 800 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Zefretol 800 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZEFRETOL

Eslicarbazepine(800 mg)

Uses

Zefretol 800 mg tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

How it works

Zefretol 800 mg tablet controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Memory loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Constipation, Convulsion, Fatigue, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Impaired concentration, Mouth ulcer, Sores around eyes, Stomach pain

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Expert advice for ZEFRETOL

  • Eslicarbazepine is not recommended for use in children <18 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problem, if you are taking any medicine which can cause an abnormality on the ECG called prolonged PR interval, if you suffer from a heart disease such as heart failure or heart attack, or have any heart rhythm disorder, if you suffer from fits that involve both sides of the brain or make you unconscious.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue, and/or if you suffer from confusion, worsening of seizures or decreased consciousness, or have suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while on treatment with eslicarbazepine, as it may make you feel dizzy and/or drowsy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to eslicarbazepine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering from heart block (second or third degree atrioventricular block).

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)