Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL

Manufactured byCrescent Formulations Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsBaclofen
Description

Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL is an Antispastic agent which is used to relieve pain and improves the muscle movement. It should be started at low doses and increased gradually based on the response. Do not stop abruptly due to the risk of seizures.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL

  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Change in mood
  • Skin rash
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Difficult or painful urination

Uses of Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL

What is it prescribed for?

  • Spasticity
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak plasma concentration can be achieved in 2 to 3 hours. It takes 3 to 4 days for the medicine to show its effect.
  • Duration of effect
    The medicine stays in the body for an average duration of 7 to 12 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Monitoring of symptoms like sedation is necessary.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Monitoring of symptoms like sedation is necessary.
General warnings

Abrupt withdrawal

This medicine may cause hallucinations and seizures if stopped abruptly. The dose should be reduced gradually over a period of 1 to 2 weeks based on patients response.

Central nervous system disorders

This medicine may worsen the conditions like schizophrenia depressive or manic disorders, confusional states or Parkinson's disease. It should be used with caution in these patients. Inform the doctor if any symptoms appear.

Impaired kidney function

The concentration of this medicine may increase in patients with kidney disease. The kidney function should be monitored carefully. The dose should be adjusted based on the CrCl.

Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts were found in patients being treated with this medicine for up to one year and disappeared later.

Missed Dose

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.
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

Use of this medicine with alcohol will cause depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine

Clobazam

Opioids

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with the kidney disease due to increase in the concentration of this medicine and increase in the risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary. The dose should be adjusted based on the CrCl.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Eptil 20 MG Tablet XL as advised by the doctor at the same time every day. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor due to the risk of seizures and hallucinations.
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
It works by inhibiting the release of the chemical at the spinal level and relieves pain and improves the muscle movement.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Skeletal muscle relaxants

Schedule

Schedule H

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