Author Details
Written By
BDS
Reviewed By
DM, MD
Last updated:
20 Feb 2020 | 05:03 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Zolaco 200mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Zolaco 200mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to control and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Zolaco 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember as it can be life threatening in some cases, so it is better to keep an extra stock always to avoid a missed dose. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and always consult your doctor before stopping this medicine as it may increase seizure frequency. Inform your doctor if you have any heart related problems, before starting your treatment with this medicine.

Side effects cause headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and diplopia (double vision). Most of these side effects are self-limiting and they usually improve with time. Keep a watch on your weight, as using of this medicine can cause weight gain. Eat healthy and exercise regularly to manage it.

Uses of Zolaco Tablet

Side effects of Zolaco Tablet

Common
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea

How to use Zolaco 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. Zolaco 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zolaco Tablet works

Zolaco 200mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It slowly inactivates the sodium gated channels, which decreases the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Thereby, it controls seizures or fits.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Zolaco 200mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolaco 200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolaco 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zolaco 200mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Zolaco 200mg Tablet may cause dizziness or blurred vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zolaco 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zolaco 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zolaco 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zolaco 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zolaco 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Zolaco Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zolaco 200mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Zolaco 200mg Tablet
₹19.9/Tablet
₹16.39/Tablet
save 18%
Lacotide 200mg Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹19.7/Tablet
save 1%
₹20.2/Tablet
2% costlier
Lacoset 200 Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹22/Tablet
11% costlier
Seizgard 200mg Tablet
UCB India Pvt Ltd
₹63.53/Tablet
219% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have a heart problem that affects your heartbeat.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zolaco with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam, Zepox, Raipox
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure, Boze, Clobazed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

arrow
She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
?? ???? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??? encorate Charon 200 500 tablet use krta hu kya iska koi solution h Jisse main completely thk ho jau
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Zolaco 200mg Tablet ?

FAQs

Q. I have been taking Zolaco since nine months and did not have any episode of seizure. Can I stop taking it now?

No, you should not stop taking Zolaco even if you start feeling better. Stopping this medicine suddenly may lead to seizures which will be difficult to control. Talk to your doctor if you have any problems with Zolaco. The doctor will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. Is it safe to drive if I am taking Zolaco?

No, you need to be careful while driving or operating heavy machinery until and unless you know how Zolaco affects you. Zolaco may cause dizziness or drowsiness and blurred vision, which is more when you start treatment and when the dose is increased.

Q. What should I do if I forget a dose of Zolaco?

If you miss a dose within 6 hours of the scheduled time, take it immediately and then take the next dose at the regular scheduled time. However, if you have forgotten to take it and more than 6 hours have elapsed beyond the scheduled time, then skip the dose and take the next one as scheduled. Do not double the dose.

Q. Is Zolaco a habit-forming medicine?

No, Zolaco is not habit forming and there are no reports of withdrawal symptoms following its discontinuation. Zolaco may cause euphoria (patients may feel extremely happy and overwhelmed) in some individuals who may then take it merely for fun (drug abuse). Such individuals become psychologically dependent on this drug.

Q. Does Zolaco have any effect on fertility?

Zolaco has not been reported to affect fertility in males or females.

Q. Can I take Zolaco if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Though no potential side effects have been reported with the use of Zolaco during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is best to avoid Zolaco during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Q. For how long do I need to continue Zolaco?

Zolaco is generally used for long-term treatment. Keep taking the medicine as per your doctor’s advice and till you can tolerate the side effects. Talk to your doctor if the side effects bother you.

Q. What if somebody takes excess of Zolaco?

Excess of Zolaco may cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, shock, heart problems and even coma. If such a situation arises, seek emergency medical support in a nearby hospital.

Q. Is it safe to take Zolaco if I am on ritonavir therapy?

Be cautious if you are taking Zolaco while on ritonavir therapy. If you have liver or kidney problems and are taking ritonavir, the dose of Zolaco should be reduced. Inform your doctor before starting Zolaco.

Related Products

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. McNamara JO. Pharmacotherapy of the Epilepsies. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 602.
  2. Porters RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiseizure Drugs. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 410-11.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 766-67.
  4. Lacosamide. Smyrna, Georgia: UCB, Inc.; 2009 [revised Nov. 2019]. [Accessed 25 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Lacosamide. Bridgewater, NJ: Amneal Pharmaceuticals; 2008 [revised 2016]. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006. Lacosamide. [Updated 2019 Oct 23]. [Accessed 20 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
  7. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
72/1, Tyagi Road, Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
Best Price
₹159.2
MRP199  Get 20% OFF
This price is valid only on the orders above ₹500
10 tablets in 1 strip
SOLD OUT

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.