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Zeptol is used to manage certain types of seizures, including partial, tonic-clonic, and mixed. It is also effective in treating certain types of nerve pain. Zeptol treats a painful condition of the face called trigeminal neuralgia. It helps to control serious mood disorders when some other therapy doesn’t work. The medicine contains Carbamazepine, an effective anticonvulsant drug for the treatment of epilepsy in both children.
Your doctor will tell you how many Zeptol tablets to take or when to reduce the symptoms. Always follow your doctor’s instructions carefully when it comes to taking this anticonvulsant drug. For best results, it is important to take medicine at the right time as prescribed by your doctor. If you have any doubt regarding the usage of the drug, please ask your doctor. Continue to take the tablets as prescribed by your doctor and unless you have any problems. Doctors usually begin the treatment with the lowest dose of Carbamazepine, which can improve your condition. You can take the tablet before or after consuming food. Swallow the tablet with a glass full of water. You may be asked to take the tablet twice or thrice daily. Be sure to follow your doctor’s advice.
Some people must not take Zeptol 100 mg as it may not be suitable for everyone. Speak to your doctor if you think you are hypersensitive to Carbamazepine or similar medications such as Oxcarbazepine. You should avoid taking Zeptol tablets if you have any heart problems, blood disorders, problems with your bone marrow, or have taken drugs that are used to treat depression. Some individuals taking Zeptol tablets taking anti-epileptic medications may have thoughts of harming themselves. If you develop such thoughts, please speak to your doctor right away. Severe skin rashes have been reported with the use of this antiseizure drug. The rash may spread to blistering and peeling of the skin. You should also ask your doctor before taking Zeptol tablets if any of the following applies to you are/have:
- pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- a mental illness
- allergic to epilepsy medicine
- kidney problems
- liver problems
- eye problems
Tell your doctor if you take hormonal contraceptives, medicines for depression, anticoagulants, antibiotics, anti-epileptic drugs, antihistamines, diuretics, anti-acne medications, cancer drugs, anti-malarial drugs etc. Talk to your doctor to get the full list of medications you need to avoid during Zeptol therapy. Alcohol consumption can be harmful as it may affect you more than usual. Discuss with your doctor whether you can consume a limited amount of alcohol or not. Your doctor may want to conduct several blood tests before you initiate treatment with this anticonvulsant agent.
Zeptol may cause serious side effects. These include:
- Irregular heartbeat symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling light-headedness
- Fast or slow heartbeat
- Liver issues-Symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- Yellowing of your skin
- Easy bruising
- Pain on the right side of your stomach