Mezaril 400 mg SR tablet: Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Reliance

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Trade name: Mezaril

Strength: 400 mg

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Carbamazepine

Category: Anticonvulsant

Pregnancy category: Carbamazepine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: D And US FDA pregnancy category D.

Uses: Mezaril 400 mg SR tablet is used to treat seizures in patients with epilepsy. It is also used to treat nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain), diabetic neuropathy and mania.

How to use: Take Mezaril 400 mg SR tablet orally with food. To reduce the side effects you need to start with low dose and gradually increase the dose. This medication need to take regularly. Do not stop taking this medication with out consulting the doctor as this may cause condition (seizures) worse.

Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth, or loss of coordination, problems with walking. Rarely some people experience following side effects. Depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems

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Dosage: Usual Adult Dose for Epilepsy: Initial dose: 200 mg orally twice daily. Maintenance dose: 800 to 1200 mg/day.Usual Adult Dose for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Initial dose: 100 mg orally twice daily. Maintenance dose: 400 to 800 mg per day.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: March 17th, 2016