What is Zeptol (Carbamazepine) used for?
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) is an oral anticonvulsant medication prescribed to treat patients with epilepsy. It works by preventing rapidly repeated electrical impulses in the brain that are associated with seizures to prevent them from occurring. This medication has also shown evidence in treating severe pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia or as a mood stabilizer for patients with bipolar affective disorder. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Zeptol (Carbamazepine) ?
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) is typically administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting the medicine as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor of pharmacist any questions you have to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zeptol (Carbamazepine) ?
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur such as fever, flu symptoms, headaches, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe nausea, irregular heartbeats, confusion, hallucinations, unusual weight gain, urinary retention, or a severe skin rash. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced administration frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases.
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) should not be used by patients who are allergic to tricyclic antidepressants or who have antrioventricular block, porphyrias, a history of bone marrow depression, or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. Also inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, mixed seizures, a history of psychotic illness, a history of heart disease, a history of kidney disease, a history of liver disease, or if you have ever experienced blood disorders caused by other medications. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Zeptol (Carbamazepine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.