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Zeptol 300 MG Tablet

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Description
Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is a medicine that contains Carbamazepine. It is used in the treatment of certain types of seizures (a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain causing abnormal behaviour and loss of consciousness) and trigeminal neuralgia (a nerve disorder that affects the face causing sudden and severe pain). Zeptol 300 MG Tablet works by decreasing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet shows side effects like fatigue, loss of coordination, dry mouth, headache, nausea, etc. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or become severe. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines as this medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness, and can affect your mental focus. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may also cause mood and behavioural changes. If you experience mood changes or suicidal thoughts, contact your doctor immediately. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medicine at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. The dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your doctor based on your condition. Continue taking Zeptol 300 MG Tablet for the prescribed duration as abrupt discontinuation may cause increased seizure frequency. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or heart problems, or any other medical conditions. Also, inform your doctor about all your ongoing medications, as certain medications may interact with Zeptol 300 MG Tablet and cause undesired effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zeptol 300 MG Tablet

  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Weight gain
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased sweating
  • Skin Rash
  • Dizziness

Uses of Zeptol 300 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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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 Zeptol 300 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 Zeptol 300 MG Tablet remains active in your body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Zeptol 300 MG Tablet as it may increase the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Zeptol 300 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it can harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Zeptol 300 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Bone marrow suppression

Bone marrow suppression is a condition in which there is decreased production of blood cells in your bone marrow (a spongy substance present at the centre of your bones). Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is not recommended to use if you have a history of bone marrow suppression, as it may further worsen your condition.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are a class of medicines used in the treatment of depression. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are taking MAOIs as it may cause undesired effects. Also, avoid taking this medicine for at least 14 days after the discontinuation of MAOIs.

Porphyria

Porphyria is a condition that occurs due to the build-up of a chemical called porphyrin in your body. It can cause nerve or skin problems. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of porphyria, as it may further worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it can harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Suicidal tendencies

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution due to the increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts. Closely observe for any change in behaviour or mood while you are taking this medicine. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience changes in your mood and behaviour or develop thoughts of self-harm.

Skin reactions

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause severe skin reactions causing blistering and peeling of the skin (such as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome).

Blood cell count

Blood dyscrasia refers to an abnormal condition or disorder of the blood. Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may cause a decrease in blood cell counts, such as red blood cells, disease-fighting cells, and blood clot-forming cells. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check your complete blood counts before starting the treatment with this medicine. Also, periodic blood tests may be recommended by your doctor while you are taking this medicine to monitor your condition.

Withdrawal symptoms

Abrupt discontinuation of Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may increase the seizure frequency. Hence your doctor will recommend a gradual dose reduction over a period. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Driving or operating machines

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience such symptoms after taking this medicine.

Other medicines

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may interact with other medicines and cause undesirable effects. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines, including herbs and supplements, before beginning treatment with Zeptol 300 MG Tablet.

Low sodium levels

Zeptol 300 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.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Zeptol 300 MG Tablet, take it 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. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose of Zeptol 300 MG Tablet.
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 during treatment with Zeptol 300 MG Tablet as it may increase the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration.
Interaction with Medicine

Diltiazem

Ethinyl Estradiol

Fluconazole

Disease interactions

Kidney/Liver Disease

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney/liver problems due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Your doctor may monitor your kidney/liver function while you are taking this medicine.

Heart Disease

Zeptol 300 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems. This medicine may cause conduction abnormalities (heart rhythm disorder that occurs when something blocks or impairs the electrical signals in the heart, which may affect the heartbeat and pumping ability of the heart) and further worsen your condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Zeptol 300 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Swallow as a whole with a sufficient amount of water. Take Zeptol 300 MG Tablet around the same time every day to maintain a constant level in your body. Do not stop taking Zeptol 300 MG Tablet without consulting your doctor, as it may further worsen your condition. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine, as it can cause sleepiness and/or dizziness and affect your ability to focus. Your doctor may recommend periodic blood tests to monitor your complete blood counts while you are taking this medicine. Keep Zeptol 300 MG Tablet away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused or expired medication is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Zeptol 300 MG Tablet works by decreasing the excitability of the nerve cells in the brain. This helps in reducing seizure episodes and nerve pain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dibenzazepine anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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