Zeptol CR 400 mg (Carbamazepine 400 mg)
Buy Zeptol CR 400 mg (Carbamazepine), Carbamazepine is used to treat certain types of fits (epilepsy). It is also used to relieve a painful condition of the face called trigeminal neuralgia. Also used to control serious manic depression when another medicine (lithium) fails. Carbamazepine belongs to a class of medications called as anticonvulsants. It works by stabilizing the electrical activity
How it works
Zeptol CR 400 mg (Carbamazepine) belongs to a class of medications called as anticonvulsants. It works by stabilizing the electrical activity of your brain and controls fits, pain and serious manic depression.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Zeptol CR 400 mg (carbamazepine 400 mg) is used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (a condition that causes facial nerve pain). carbamazepine 400 mg extended-release capsules are used to treat episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited or irritated mood) or mixed episodes in patients with bipolar I disorder. Carbamazepine is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Important Information about carbamazepine 400 mg
You must not take Carbamazepine anti convulsant medication (Tegretol, Zeptol, Tegrital) if you have a past of bone marrow suppression, if you are also taking nefazodone, or if you are allergic to an antidepressant like amitriptyline, desipramine, or nortriptyline. Carbamazepine usage may lead to a severe and life threatening form of skin rash which may make it necessary for your blood to be tested for the risk of developing a rash.
Carbamazepine is a FDA pregnancy category D drug. Pregnant women must not start or stop taking this medication without their doctor?s advice. carbamazepine 400 mg may harm an unborn baby, but seizure during pregnancy can also be detrimental for both mother and baby. Let your doctor know immediately if you become pregnant while taking Carbamazepine. This medication can get into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby and hence Carbamazepine is not recommended for nursing mothers. carbamazepine 400 mg has the potential of reducing the effectiveness of birth control pills. Hence, while taking this medication, an alternative form of contraception is recommended like condoms or diaphragm with spermicide
How should I take carbamazepine 400 mg?
Take carbamazepine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release carbamazepine tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole. You may open the carbamazepine extended-release capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. the chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it. It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and call your doctor promptly if this medicine seems to stop working as well in preventing your seizures. While using carbamazepine, you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor?s office.
Do not stop taking carbamazepine 400 mg without asking your doctor first, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you stop using this medicine suddenly. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
What are the doses instructions?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take carbamazepine 400 mg medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Carbamazepine, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are nausea, vomiting, shallow breathing, fainting, tremors, slurred speech, and light-headedness.
Common side effects
• Back pain,
• Chest pain,
• Dry mouth,
Interaction with other Medications
Certain drugs can interact with Carbamazepine like theophylline, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, an antibiotic, drugs to cure tuberculosis, antifungal drugs like fluconazole, blood thinner like warfarin, anti cancer medicines, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV or AIDs medications, antidepressants, ste***ds, or thyroid replacement medication.
The drugs mentioned here are not the only ones that can interact with Carbamazepine anti- convulsant medication. There may be others as well. Share the list of all type of medications and related products which you are using with your doctor and never start a new medication without his or her advice.
Q: Is carbamazepine /Tegretol / Zeptol safe?
A: Carbamazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is carbamazepine a controlled drug/ an opiate?
A: No. Carbamazepine is not a controlled drug or an opiate.
Q: Is carbamazepine 400 mg an enzyme inducer?
A: Yes. It is an enzyme inducer. Please check with your doctor if you are taking other medications, which may get altered when taken together.
Q: Is carbamazepine an antidepressant/ MAOI/ benzodiazepine?
A: Carbamazepine 400 mg is an antidepressant. It is not an MAOI or benzodiazepine.
Q: Can I take paracetamol/ Tylenol/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ Advil/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ Nyquil/naproxen/ oral contraceptives with carbamazepine?
A: All the above mentioned drugs may interact with carbamazepine 400 mg. Please consult with your doctor before taking this medication. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q: Does carbamazepine cause weight loss or weight gain/ hyponatremia/ help anxiety/depression/ gingival hyperplasia make you tired/ cause high blood pressure?
A: Carbamazepine causing the above mentioned side effects are commonly or rarely observed. It is not known to cause gingival hyperplasia and high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.