Trade name: Zeptol
Strength: 400 mg
Active ingredient: Carbamazepine
Pregnancy category: Carbamazepine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: D And US FDA pregnancy category D.
Uses: Zeptol 400 mg CR 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 Zeptol 400 mg CR 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
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
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