Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s

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Drug Strength: 200 mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 5x10s

Epilex tablet contains Carbamazepine | belongs to Iminostilbene

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How it works

Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s is a sodium channel blocker.[34] It binds preferentially to voltage-gated sodium channels in their inactive conformation, which prevents repetitive and sustained firing of an action potential. This drug has effects on serotonin systems but the relevance to its antiseizure effects is uncertain. There is evidence that it is a serotonin releasing agent and possibly even a serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s

  • Blurred vision severe
  • Diarrhea severe
  • Nausea or Vomiting severe
  • stiffness of limbs severe
  • Headache severe
  • Drowsiness severe
  • Frequent urination severe
  • Weight gain severe
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin severe
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased sweating
  • Skin Rash

Uses of Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s is used in the treatment of Epilepsy which is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. Uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness are some of the symptoms of Epilepsy.

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s is used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia which is a condition that affects the nerve that carries sensations from face to the brain characterized by chronic pain

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4.5 hours for immediate-release tablets, 3 to 12 hours for extended-release tablets and 1.5 hours for oral suspension.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like discoloration of eyes and skin is necessary, drowsiness, and weight gain is necessary.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known history of allergy to Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s .

  • Bone marrow suppression

    Do not use this medicine if you have a history of bone marrow suppression or any blood disorder.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like discoloration of eyes and skin is necessary, drowsiness, and weight gain is necessary.

General Warnings
  • Suicidal thoughts

    Use of Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or depression. Therefore this medicine should be used with caution and prescription size should be limited in patients with depression or suicidal tendencies.

  • Skin reactions

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s may cause severe skin reactions like stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Inform the doctor if any symptoms appear and discontinue the treatment as early as possible.

  • Blood cell count

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s may cause agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia. Frequent monitoring of blood cell count is necessary.

  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s should not be stopped immediately without informing the doctor due to the risk of withdrawal symptoms like convulsions, behavioral disorder, tremor, and anxiety. Gradual dose reduction should be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

  • Impaired liver function

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s should be used with caution in the patients with mild to moderate liver injury. Lowest possible doses should be initiated and increase the dose based on the patient's response. This medicine is not recommended in the patients with severe liver injury.

  • Impaired kidney function

    Use with caution in the patients with the kidney injury. Half of the usual starting dose should be administered if CrCl is less than 50 ml/min.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    If you miss a dose of Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s , take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Diltiazem severe
  • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
  • Azole antifungal agents severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

  • severe

    Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s should be used with caution in the patients with the mild to moderate liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause seizures.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

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what are the adverse effects of Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s?

Gastric upset, diplopia, dry mouth, drowsiness and dizziness. Oedema and rarely hyponatraemia. Blood dyscrasias, rashes, toxic epidermal necrolysis, hair loss. Acute renal failure, lymph-node enlargement, cardiac conduction disturbances, hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice.

What happens if I miss a dose of Epilex tablet 200 mg 5×10’s?

Adults: Manic depressive psychosis: Initially 400 mg daily in divided doses increasing gradually until symptoms controlled; max 1.6 gm daily in divided doses. Usual range, 400- 600 mg daily.
Epilepsy: Initially 100-200 mg once or twice daily increasing slowly to optimum dosage, usually 800 mg-1.2 gm daily in divided doses. Max 1.6 gm daily.
Trigeminal neuralgia: Initially 100 mg once or twice daily increasing gradually to control, usually 600-800 mg daily in divided doses; max 1.6 gm daily.
Children: Focal and generalised tonic-clonic seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, prophylaxis of bipolar disorder: 1 mth-12 yr, initially 5 mg/kg at night or 2.5 mg/kg twice daily, increased as necessary by 2.5-5 mg/kg every 3-7 days; usual maintenance dose 5 mg/kg 2-3 times daily; doses up to 20 mg/kg/day have been used; 12-18 yr, initially 100-200 mg 1-2 times daily, increased slowly to usual maintenance dose 200-400 mg 2-3 times daily; in some cases doses up to 1.8 gm/day may be needed.

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