- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Epitol* used for?
Generic for Epitol* (Carbamazepine) is used to prevent and treat seizures. It is an anticonvulsant drug that is also used to treat nerve pain disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. This medicine works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Epitol*?
The dosage of Generic for Epitol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Epitol*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Epitol* 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.
What if you overdose on Generic for Epitol*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic for Epitol*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are nausea, vomiting, shallow breathing, fainting, tremors, slurred speech, and light-headedness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Epitol*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Epitol*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Epitol*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Epitol* can interact with other seizure medications, antidepressants, certain antifungal medications, certain calcium channel blockers, and grapefruit juice.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Epitol*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Epitol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Epitol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Epitol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Epitol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Epitol* can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, and dry mouth. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, and unusual swelling of your ankles or feet. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Epitol*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Epitol*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Epitol* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Epitol*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Epitol*?
How will Generic for Epitol* work in my body?
How should Generic for Epitol* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Epitol* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Epitol*, inform your doctor if you have anemia, glaucoma, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and thyroid problems. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breast feeding. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays.