Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Introduction to Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Epsotal Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Epsotal Tablet can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This may increase gradually until your condition is stable. This medicine may take several weeks to work but it is important to take it regularly to get the benefit. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel fine, unless your doctor advises you to. You may have more seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression, or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the dose may be adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

How Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s Works?

Epsotal Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

How To Use Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

  • 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. Epsotal Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Benefits Of Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

  • In Treatment and prevention of Epilepsy/Seizures

Side Effects Of Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Tremor
  • Altered walking

FAQS

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. Does Epsotal make you sleepy?

Epsotal can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Epsotal, especially during the first few weeks of treatment or following a dose increase. Talk to your doctor as you may be advised not to drive or use machines until it is established that your ability to perform such activities is not affected.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. Who should avoid taking Epsotal?

You should not take Epsotal if you have liver disease, especially if you have a history of developing a liver problem due to Epsotal. Also, patients taking Delavirdine (a medicine used in the treatment of HIV infection) should not take Epsotal. Epsotal may reduce the effectiveness of Delavirdine on HIV and the virus may also become resistant to Delavirdine. It is advised that you inform your doctor if you have any existing heart disorder before you receive Epsotal.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. What are the effects of Epsotal on children?

The most common side effects related to Epsotal in children are jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus) and overgrowth of the gums. In some children, Epsotal causes problems with thinking or behavior, mood change, slow or clumsy movements, or a loss of energy. Other side effects from high doses include unsteadiness in the feet and hands, sleepiness, and vomiting. These may be avoidable if the dose is increased slowly. These side effects quickly disappear when the dose is reduced.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. What happens if I stop taking Epsotal?

Suddenly stopping Epsotal may cause non-stop seizures (called status epilepticus), which can endanger life. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. If required, your doctor will slowly reduce the dose before stopping it completely.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. Does Epsotal affect birth control?

Epsotal does affect birth control. Epsotal can decrease the effect of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) which can make the contraceptive (birth control) effect unreliable. Please talk to your doctor if you are asked to take the two medicines together as you may need to use extra protection for birth control.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. What are the symptoms that occur if I take more than the recommended dose of Epsotal? Can I die from Epsotal overdose?

Overdose of Epsotal may cause jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus), unclear speech, loss of balance, tremor, muscle stiffness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, fainting, blurred vision, slow and shallow breathing and even coma. Epsotal overdose can cause very low blood pressure and respiratory problems. As a result of this, the patient can even die.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. Does Epsotal cause weight gain?

Epsotal has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Epsotal. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Epsotal.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. For how long does Epsotal stay in your system?

On an average, Epsotal may stay in your system for 5-6 days. This duration varies from person to person. In some cases, it may stay for about 9-10 days.

Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

Q. Can I take Epsotal with ibuprofen?

Epsotal can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Safety Advice For Epsotal 100mg Tablet 100s

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epsotal Tablet.

Pregnancy

Epsotal Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Epsotal Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.<BR>Please consult your doctor.

Driving

Epsotal Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

Epsotal Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epsotal Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

Epsotal Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epsotal Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epsotal Tablet.

Pregnancy

Epsotal Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Epsotal Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.<BR>Please consult your doctor.

Driving

Epsotal Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

Epsotal Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epsotal Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

Epsotal Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epsotal Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Update on: Thursday, 18 April, 2024

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Yogesh Patil