Generic Name - Carbamazepine
Category - Anti-Convulsant
Generic for Epitol* is indicated to treat certain types of epilepsy. Carbamazepine (Generic for Epitol*) helps with seizure (convulsion) control in epilepsy. Generic for Epitol* affects sodium shifts in the brain and ultimately stabilizes the brain. Generic for Epitol* is an extended release form of the drug, meaning that its active ingredient is released slowly in the body, avoiding the need for frequent dosing.
Generic for Epitol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Epitol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Epitol* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Low sodium level in the blood
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Epitol*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Cancer treating medications
Female hormones, including estrogens and birth control pills
Herbal medicines like St. John's Wort
Influenza, virus vaccine
Levothyroxine and other thyroid hormones
Medicines for angina or high blood pressure
Medicines for rhuematoid or other inflmmatory arthritis conditions
Medicines for anxiety or depression
Medicines for sleep
Medicines to treat fungal infections
Medicines used to treat HIV infection or AIDS
Generic for Epitol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericEpitol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Epitol* for seizures is 200 milligrams (1 tablet or 2 chewable or extended-release tablets) taken twice daily or 1 teaspoon 4 times a day.
Generic for Epitol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Epitol* side Effects include confusion, lightheadedness, mood changes, nervousness, or hostility, unusual tiredness or weakness, blurred or double vision, uncontrollable eye movements, chest pain or tightness, dark yellow or brown urine, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, fainting spells and palpitations.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Epitol*.
Generic for Epitol* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Epitol* by women during pregnancy may cause problems to the fetus. Consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Epitol* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Epitol* passes into the breast milk, and in some cases the baby may receive enough of it to cause unwanted effects. Hence, it is recommended to talk to your doctor and take medical advice.
Generic for Epitol* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Epitol* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Epitol* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Epitol* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Epitol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.