Q. Does the use of O2-Car 600mg Tablet affect weight?
Yes, O2-Car 600mg Tablet affects weight and may cause weight gain. However, 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 O2-Car 600mg Tablet over carbamazepine?
O2-Car 600mg Tablet has fewer side effects as compared to carbamazepine. Moreover, O2-Car 600mg Tablet can be started with a clinically effective dose as against carbamazepine which may require frequent visits to the doctor before an effective dose can be decided based on the patient’s response to the treatment.
Q. Does O2-Car 600mg Tablet cause memory loss?
Yes, memory loss is a common side effect of O2-Car 600mg Tablet, but it does not occur in everyone. However, if this worries you, consult your doctor.
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, behaviour, 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 your depression. Keep your appointment with your doctor on schedule, do not miss. Stay connected with the doctor even between visits.
Q. When and how should I take O2-Car 600mg Tablet?
Take O2-Car 600mg Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it twice every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. O2-Car 600mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take your medicine at the same time each day to gain maximum benefit. It will also help you remember when to take it.
Q. For how long do I need to take O2-Car 600mg Tablet. Can I stop taking it on my own?
You should take your medicine for the time and duration prescribed by your doctor. O2-Car 600mg Tablet 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 O2-Car 600mg Tablet or lower the dose yourself. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause seizures. Consult your doctor who may reduce the dose gradually before stopping it completely.
Q. Will the use of O2-Car 600mg Tablet affect my fertility?
O2-Car 600mg Tablet 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 O2-Car 600mg Tablet cause hair loss?
Yes, O2-Car 600mg Tablet causes hair loss as a common side effect. However, it does not affect everyone. If there is substantial hair loss, consult your doctor.
Q. Who should not take O2-Car 600mg Tablet?
You should not take O2-Car 600mg Tablet if you are allergic to O2-Car 600mg Tablet, eslicarbazepine or to any of their components. Also, pregnant women and women who take birth control pills should avoid O2-Car 600mg Tablet. Along with that, people having severe liver or kidney disease and people with a psychiatric disorder should avoid taking O2-Car 600mg Tablet.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.