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Carbamac 600 MG Tablet

Manufactured byMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Description
Carbamac 600 MG Tablet contains Oxcarbazepine. It is used in the treatment of certain types of seizures (a condition that occurs due to disturbed nerve cell activity in your brain resulting in abnormal behaviour and loss of consciousness). Carbamac 600 MG Tablet works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures (fits). Carbamac 600 MG Tablet may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, low blood sodium levels, acne, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or become severe. Carbamac 600 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food as directed by your doctor. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on the severity of your condition. Take this medicine for the recommended duration for better results. Avoid abrupt discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause an increased frequency of seizures. Your doctor may withdraw the medicine gradually over a period to avoid such undesired effects. Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have hyponatraemia (low sodium levels), depression, liver or kidney problems, or any other medical conditions before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all of your current medicines to avoid any undesired effects. Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below four years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding before taking this medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Carbamac 600 MG Tablet

  • Changes in vision
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Hair loss

Uses of Carbamac 600 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Partial seizures
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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 Carbamac 600 MG Tablet to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Carbamac 600 MG Tablet remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while you are taking Carbamac 600 MG Tablet, as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc. Also, avoid performing activities that require mental alertness, like driving vehicles or operating machines.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Carbamac 600 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.

Allergic reaction

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms like rashes, hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting), itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.
General warnings

Suicidal tendencies

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may increase the risk of depression and suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience changes in mood and behaviour or suicidal thoughts.

Skin reactions

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet may cause severe skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious condition of the skin and mucous membranes that causes painful rashes and blisters, which then peels off) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a life-threatening skin condition characterised by blistering and peeling of the skin). Report to your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms like fever, rashes, blisters, etc.

Impaired kidney function

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function and recommend appropriate dose adjustments based on your clinical condition.

Blood cell count

Rarely, Carbamac 600 MG Tablet may cause agranulocytosis (decreased production of a certain type of white blood cell, usually neutrophils) and leukopenia (a low white blood cell count). Your doctor may recommend blood tests to monitor your blood cell count while you are taking this medicine.

Low sodium levels

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause hyponatraemia (low blood sodium levels). Report any signs and symptoms of low sodium levels like nausea, headache, weakness, confusion, etc. to your doctor.

Driving vehicles or operating machines

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet may cause blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness in some cases. Avoid performing activities that require high mental alertness like driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with Carbamac 600 MG Tablet.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Carbamac 600 MG Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Carbamac 600 MG Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment 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 is not recommended while you are taking Carbamac 600 MG Tablet, as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc. Also, avoid performing activities that require mental alertness, like driving vehicles or operating machines.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Clopidogrel

Pantoprazole

Ethinyl Estradiol

Oxycodone

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Carbamac 600 MG Tablet is broken down in the liver. Hence, it should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may increase the accumulation of this medicine in the liver leading to toxicity. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function while you are taking this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Carbamac 600 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet in your mouth. Swallow as a whole with plenty of water. Follow all the instructions given on the prescription label/packing insert. Do not take more or less than the recommended dose of Carbamac 600 MG Tablet. Take this medicine for the recommended duration. Do not discontinue this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Take Carbamac 600 MG Tablet at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any change in behaviour or thoughts of self-harm. Keep this medicine away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused or expired medicine is disposed of properly.
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
Carbamac 600 MG Tablet works by inhibiting the repetitive firing of brain cells, thus preventing seizures (fits).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Dibenzazepine anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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