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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Oritam 500.
Oritam 500 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
Oritam 500 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. ... View More
Oritam 500 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Oritam 500 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oritam 500 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Oritam 500 is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oritam 500 may not be needed ... View More
Oritam 500 is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures (fits) in epilepsy. It can be used alone or along with other medicines. It helps to prev... View More
Uses of Oritam 500
Side effects of Oritam 500
- Decreased appetite
- Behavioural changes
- Aggressive behavior
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
How to use Oritam 500
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. Oritam 500 may be taken wi... View More
How Oritam 500 works
Oritam 500 is an antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal a... View More
- Oritam 500 should be taken 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 sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
- Do not stop using Oritam 500 without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
May be taken with or without food. Oral soln may be taken directly or diluted in a glass of water.
Oral Adjunct in seizures Adult: For partial seizures w/ or w/o secondary generalisation; myoclonic seizures (w/ juvenile myoclonic epilepsy); primary ... View More
Oral Adjunct in seizures Child: 1 to <6 mth Initially, 14 mg/kg daily, may adjust in increments of 14 mg/kg at 2-wk intervals. Max: 42 mg/kg daily; ... View More
Renal impairment: ESRD patients undergoing dialysis: Loading dose of 750 mg, followed by 500-1,000 mg once daily; supplemental dose of 250-500 mg after ... View More
Mode of Action
Anticonvulsant used in the treatment of partial seizures. The precise mechanism of anticonvulsant effect is unknown.
Renal and hepatic impairment; pregnancy, lactation; patients undergoing haemodialysis. If psychotic symptoms (eg hallucination) and behavioural symptoms... View More
>10% Asthenia (11-15%),Headache (14-19%),Infection (11-15%),Increased blood pressure (17% in children < 4 years),Somnolence (11-15%),Drowsiness (2-23%)... View More
Enzyme-inducing antiepiletic drugs.
Alternative brand for Oritam 500