Oleptal 600 Tablet

 173.60

Oleptal 600 Tablet


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MANUFACTURER

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

SALT COMPOSITION

Oxcarbazepine (600mg)

INTRODUCTION OF OLEPTAL TABLET

Oleptal 600 Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Oleptal 600 Tablet controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is taken by mouth preferably without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase the seizure frequency. Be careful if you are using birth control pills as this medicine may interfere with the working of contraceptives.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, double vision, headache and skin rashes. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain or weight loss as side effects may vary from person to person. To control weight gain, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be prevented by increasing your food portions. It may even cause hair loss and memory loss, so better to consult doctor if these effects bothers you. You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood or behavior as they may be a signal for risk of suicide. In case you encounter such changes in yourself consult with doctor as soon as possible.

USES OF OLEPTAL TABLET

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

OLEPTAL TABLET SIDE EFFECTS

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination impaired
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Tremor
  • Abnormal vision
  • Altered walking
  • Sleepiness

HOW TO USE OLEPTAL TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Oleptal 600 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW OLEPTAL TABLET WORKS

Oleptal 600 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

OLEPTAL TABLET RELATED WARNINGS

warnings Alcohol
Oleptal 600 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
warnings Pregnancy
Oleptal 600 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Lactation
Oleptal 600 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
warnings Driving
Oleptal 600 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Oleptal 600 Tablet may make you feel sleepy or dizzy, or may cause blurred vision, lack of muscle coordination, especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose. This may affect your driving ability.
warnings Kidney
Oleptal 600 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oleptal 600 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Liver
Oleptal 600 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oleptal 600 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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