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Leptal 300300mg

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Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Oxcarbazepine
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
Leptal 300 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leptal 300 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leptal 300 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Bab... View More
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Leptal 300 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Leptal 300 may make you feel sleepy or dizzy, or may cause blurred vision, l... View More
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Leptal 300 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Leptal 300 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Leptal 300 should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Leptal 300 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. D... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Leptal 300 is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seiz... View More

Uses of Leptal 300

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

Side effects of Leptal 300

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

How to use Leptal 300

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. Leptal 300 may be taken wi... View More

How Leptal 300 works

Leptal 300 is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brai... View More

What if you forget to take Leptal 300?

If you miss a dose of Leptal 300, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It may increase the risk of low sodium levels in the blood. Inform your doctor if you develop difficulty concentrating, memory problems, confusion, weak... View More
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Partial seizures, Generalised tonic-clonic seizures

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Partial seizures Adult: Adjunctive treatment 300 mg PO q12hr initially; may increase at weekly intervals by 600 mg/day up to 1200 mg/day Mo... View More

Child Dose

Partial Seizures (Adjunctive Treatment) (age 2-4 years) Initial: 8-10 mg/kg/day PO divided q12hr; not to exceed 600 mg/day <20 kg: May start with16-... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment CrCl <30 mL/min: Decrease initial dose by 50%, titrate up slowly

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity. Lactation.

Mode of Action

Oxcarbazepine blocks voltage-sensitive sodium channels, which inhibits repetitive firing, stabilises hyperexcited neuronal membranes and decreases relea... View More

Precaution

Patient carrying the HLA-B*1502 allele. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Severe renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy. Patient Counselling May impair ability ... View More

Side Effect

>10% Dizziness (30-50%),Diplopia (30-50%),Headache (26-30%),Nausea/vomiting (26-30%),Nystagmus (26-30%),Somnolence (26-30%),Ataxia (10-30%),Abnormal ga... View More

Interaction

Reduced serum levels with carbamazepine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin, valproic acid. May reduce levels/effects of CYP3A4 substrates (e.g. benzodiazepines,... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More