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|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|
Zeptol 200 mg containing Carbamazepine (active ingredient) belongs to the category of drugs known as anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing the occurrence of abnormal nerve impulses in the brain, which can contribute to severe reactions like seizures and acute pain. This seizure medicine may not be suitable for everyone. Before using it, tell your health care specialist if you have ever had depression, difficulty urinating, suicidal thoughts, liver and kidney disease. This medicine should be taken exactly as prescribed by the health care specialist. A patient taking Carbamazepine should not stop the treatment or increase the dosage without the health care specialist’s advice as it can severe complications.
Before starting the medicine, make sure you give detailed information about existing health conditions, allergies, or any pending dental surgery. The medicine is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to carbamazepine or to any other inactive ingredients of the medicine. Those who are hypersensitive to medicines such as trimipramine, amitriptyline, and imipramine should not take Zeptol 200 mg. Before taking this anticonvulsant drug, let your doctor know about history health issues like history if hepatic disease, or heart blockage. The anticonvulsant drug should not be used in conjunction with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or drugs like voriconazole and itraconazole.
The most common side effects of Zeptol 200 mg include tiredness, nausea, vomiting, unsteadiness, feeling drowsy. Fortunately, most of these medicines are not serious. Keep taking the medicine but discuss with your health care specialist if any of these side effects troubles you or doesn’t go away. In case you notice serious symptoms like a skin rash or redness, inform your health care specialist because it could progress to a life-threatening skin condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. At the same time, it is important to take this anti-convulsant drug under the supervision of a health care specialist, long term treatment may contribute to osteoporosis and make you more prone to fractures. If you witness depression, tell your health care specialist.
Zeptol 200 mg can be used as a monotherapy or in conjunction with other medicines. The dose and how often you need to take it will be decided by your health care specialist. This way you will get the right amount of the medication to control the symptom of seizures. Your health care specialist may increase the dose gradually. You can take the tablet before or after consuming food but prefer taking at the same time each day. The medicine takes up to a couple of weeks to work. Be sure to take it regularly as long as you are advised to take it. Do take it even if you feel well, complete the course. Missing dosing may trigger seizures or may worsen your condition. Note that sudden discontinuation may worsen your symptoms.