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ZEN 300 MG TABLET SR

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Composition FOR ZEN

Carbamazepine(300 mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zen 300 mg tablet sr at a fixed time.
Avoid Zen 300 mg tablet sr with grapefruit juice.
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Zen 300 mg tablet sr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Zen 300 mg tablet sr 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Zen 300 mg tablet sr is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ZEN

    Carbamazepine(300 mg)

    Uses

    Zen 300 mg tablet sr is used in the treatment of mania (abnormally elevated mood) and epilepsy

    How it works

    Zen 300 mg tablet sr control seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects

    Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Nausea, Decreased white blood cell count, Fatigue, Coordination impaired, Skin rash

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    Expert advice FOR ZEN

    • Do not perform activities that require alertness during the first week of taking this drug.
    • Immediately consult your doctor if you develop blistering or skin rashes.
    • Consult your doctor if you show signs of confusion, persistent abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes/skin, easy bruising.
    • Carbamazepine can make birth control pills or implants less effective. Use a barrier form of birth control (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
    • Carbamazepine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.

    Frequently asked questions FOR ZEN

    Carbamazepine

    Q.

    Is carbamazepine /Tegretol / Zeptol safe?
    Carbamazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q.

    Is carbamazepine a controlled drug/ an opiate?
    No. Carbamazepine is not a controlled drug or an opiate

    Q.

    Is carbamazepine an enzyme inducer?
    Yes. It is an enzyme inducer. Please check with your doctor if you are taking other medications, which may get altered when taken together

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    Q.

    Is carbamazepine an antidepressant/ MAOI/ benzodiazepine?
    Carbamazepine is an antidepressant. It is not an MAOI or benzodiazepine

    Q.

    Can I take paracetamol/ Tylenol/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ Advil/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ Nyquil/naproxen/ oral contraceptives with carbamazepine?
    All the above mentioned drugs may interact with carbamazepine. Please consult with your doctor before taking this medication. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

    Q.

    Does carbamazepine cause weight loss or weight gain/ hyponatremia/ help anxiety/depression/ gingival hyperplasia make you tired/ cause high blood pressure?
    Carbamazepine causing the above mentioned side effects are commonly or rarely observed. It is not known to cause gingival hyperplasia and high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)