What is Zeptol (Carbamazepine) used for?
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) is an oral anticonvulsant prescribed to treat seizure conditions such as epilepsy. It operates by decreasing nerve impulses in the brain that cause seizures to prevent them from occurring. This function may also make it useful for preventing manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Zeptol (Carbamazepine) ?
Zeptol (Carbamazepine) is typically taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. You may be directed to begin with a lower dose that is gradually increased until the best effects occur. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zeptol (Carbamazepine) ?
Side effects that may occur while using Zeptol (Carbamazepine) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are confusion, unusual swelling, irregular heartbeat, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, intense headaches, loss of coordination, urinary retention, or a severe skin rash. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further health problems. These may include lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
Do not begin using Zeptol (Carbamazepine) if you are allergic to tricyclic antidepressants or if you have porphyrias, atrioventricular block, bone marrow depression, or if you have taken an MAOI medication within the last fourteen days. You are also suggested to disclose if you are elderly or have a history of psychotic illness, a history of heart disease, a history of liver disease, a history of kidney disease, glaucoma, mixed seizures, a history of blood disorders caused by other medications, or if you have a history of allergic reactions caused by carbamazepine. These conditions may require changes to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zeptol (Carbamazepine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.