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Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet

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Description
Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is an anti-seizure medicine that contains Oxcarbazepine. It is used for the treatment of partial-onset seizures (a condition that occurs when abnormal electrical activity affects a small area of the brain). This medicine works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures (fits). Ox Mazetol ER 300 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. Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet may be taken with or without food. 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. Ox Mazetol ER 300 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 starting the treatment with this medicine. Also, inform your doctor about all your current medications to avoid any undesired effects. Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below six years of age due to the lack of safety and efficacy data. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding before taking this medication, as it may not be recommended for use unless absolutely necessary.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet

  • Changes in vision
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Unsteady walk
  • 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 Ox Mazetol ER 300 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 Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Ox Mazetol ER 300 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 Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet, as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your developing foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine to understand the potential risks and benefits.

Allergic reaction

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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

Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your developing foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine to understand the potential risks and benefits.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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.

Withdrawal symptoms

Avoid abrupt discontinuation of Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet as it may cause increased seizure frequency on withdrawal. This risk is especially higher after prolonged use of this medicine. The treatment should be withdrawn gradually under the close supervision of your doctor. Hence, do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Impaired kidney function

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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 Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet.

Use in children

Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below six years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Ox Mazetol ER 300 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 Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your 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 is not recommended while you are taking Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet, as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Clopidogrel

Pantoprazole

Ethinyl Estradiol

Oxycodone

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Ox Mazetol ER 300 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.
Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet may be taken 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 Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet. Take this medicine for the recommended duration. Do not discontinue this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor, as it may cause increased seizure frequency. Take Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any change in behavior or thoughts of self-harm. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused or expired medicine is properly disposed of.
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
Ox Mazetol ER 300 Tablet works by inhibiting the repetitive firing of brain cells and decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures (fits).
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Dibenzazepine anticonvulsants, Anti-epileptics

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Apr 2022

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