Trioptal 300 MG Tablet

Manufactured byEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Description

Trioptal 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 Trioptal 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 Trioptal 300 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4 to 6 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 hours for an immediate release tablet and 24 hours for an extended release tablet.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    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 it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness, adequate weight gain is necessary.

Allergy

Avoid if you have a known history of allergy to Trioptal 300 MG Tablet.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness, adequate weight gain is necessary.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

Use of Trioptal 300 MG Tablet may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or depression. Therefore this medicine should be used with caution and prescription size should be limited in patients with depression or suicidal tendencies.

Skin reactions

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet may cause severe skin reactions like stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Inform the doctor if any symptoms appear and discontinue the treatment as early as possible.

Withdrawal symptoms

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet should not be stopped immediately without informing the doctor due to the risk of withdrawal symptoms like convulsions, behavioral disorder, tremor, and anxiety. Gradual dose reduction should be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

Impaired liver function

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the 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 in the patients with severe liver injury.

Impaired kidney function

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the kidney injury. Half of the original dose should be administered if the CrCl is less than 30 ml/min.

Blood cell count

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet 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

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet 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.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Trioptal 300 MG Tablet, 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 Anticonvulsants with alcohol will increase the central nervous system and respiratory system depression.

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

Disease interactions

Depression

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

Liver Disease

Trioptal 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the mild to moderate liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Trioptal 300 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause seizures.
Miscelleneous

Food timings: Information not available

Administration time: Information not available

Sleep inducing: Information not available

How it works
It 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

Anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Apr 2017

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