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Carbamac 300 MG Tablet

Manufactured byMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Carbamac 300 MG Tablet is an anticonvulsant which is used to control seizures. Take this medicine at the same time regularly. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without informing your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like seizures.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Carbamac 300 MG Tablet

  • Changes in vision
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteady walk
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth

Uses of Carbamac 300 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    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 this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to oxcarbazepine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.
General warnings

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine may cause suicidal behavior in some patients. This risk is especially higher on the prolonged usage of the medicine. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in behavior and mood; any such changes should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Skin reactions

This medicine may cause severe skin reactions like stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.Report to your doctor if any symptoms appear and discontinue the treatment as early as possible.

Withdrawal symptoms

This medicine may cause withdrawal symptoms if the usage is stopped abruptly. This risk is especially higher after prolonged usage of this medicine. The treatment should be withdrawn gradually under the close supervision of your doctor. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in 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 for use in patients with severe liver injury.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Blood cell count

This medicine may cause agranulocytosis and leukopenia. Frequent monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Any signs of low blood count should be reported to the doctor.

Low sodium levels

This medicine may lower the sodium levels in the body and may cause clinically significant hyponatremia (Sodium levels less than 125 mmol/L). Any signs and symptoms of low sodium levels, nausea, headache, weakness should be reported to the doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the 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.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

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.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Clopidogrel

Pantoprazole

Ethinyl Estradiol

Oxycodone

Disease interactions

Depression

This medicine should be given with caution in patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Suitable alternative or appropriate dose adjustments might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable alternative or appropriate dose adjustments might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by acting on ion channels in the brain and decreases the repetitive firing of brain cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dibenzazepine anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/021014s026,021285s021lbl.pdf
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