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Epitril 2mg Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Epitril 2 MG Description

Epitril 2mg Tab contains clonazepam as its active component. It belongs to the group of medicines known as antiepileptics. It primarily aids in the treatment of psychiatric ailments like anxiety diso

ders, panic disorders, epileptic fits or seizures and cases of mild sleep disorders. Anxiety disorders present themselves as deep, strong and sustained feelings of worry, fear and indecisiveness in daily life activities, which hampers a person's social and mental progress. It can lead to clinical depression if not treated in time. Epilepsy is a brain disorder caused by abnormal overactivity in the brain tissues. It is characterised by seizures and uncontrolled body movements. Epitril 2mg Tab carries the risk of habit formation over prolonged use. Therefore regular monitoring of patients, especially those with a known history of substance abuse, is a must. Suddenly stopping Epitril 2mg Tab carries the risk of causing withdrawal syndrome (dizziness, sleep problems, excessive sweating or fainting); therefore, consultation with a physician is a must before stopping this medicine.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹81.60
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ContainsClonazepam(2.0 Mg)
Uses anxiety disorder, panic disorder, epilepsy, seizures, sleep problems.
Side effectsnausea, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, uncoordinated thinking, uncontrolled muscle movements.
TherapyANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Epitril 2 MG

  • Epitril 2mg Tab is used in,
  • Treatment of social anxiety disorder
  • Treatment of panic attacks
  • Treatment of sleep disorders
  • Treatment of seizures
  • Treatment of epilepsy

Contraindications of Epitril 2 MG

  • If you have a known allergy to the active or inactive components of Epitril 2mg Tab
  • If you have kidney problems
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have lung disease
  • If you have heart ailments
  • If you have been diagnosed with severe sleep disorders
  • If you have low blood pressure
  • If you have asthma
  • If you have wide-angle glaucoma
  • If you have closed-angle glaucoma
  • If you have bipolar disorder
  • If you have a history of substance abuse

Side effects of Epitril 2 MG

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Uncoordinated thoughts and actions
  • Memory recollection problems

Precautions and Warnings of Epitril 2 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Epitril 2mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
According to published data contributed by clinical studies on animals, it can be demonstrated that Epitril 2mg Tab can cause harmful effects on the developing foetus when taken during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you conceive or are planning a pregnancy while taking Epitril 2mg Tab.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Epitril 2mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Yes, you can take Epitril 2mg Tab, but with caution as it may be prescribed to be taken only when absolutely necessary and when other medicines have failed to provide relief. Consult your physician if this medicine has been prescribed to you while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken an Epitril 2mg Tab?
A:
No, it is not advised to drive, do strenuous exercises or operate any kind of heavy machinery after taking Epitril 2mg Tab, as it may cause side effects like tiredness, fatigue and confusion. It may be hazardous to drive immediately after taking Epitril 2mg Tab.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Epitril 2mg Tab?
A:
No, alcohol is prohibited while taking Epitril 2mg Tab, as it can increase the risk to develop serious side effects like uncontrolled muscle tremors, blurry vision, and sleep problems.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience/develop an allergy after taking Epitril 2mg Tab.
  • You experience side effects that are too severe, hamper your daily life and do not seem to go away.
  • You want to stop taking Epitril 2mg Tab.
  • You want to alter the dose of Epitril 2mg Tab.
  • You missed a dose/doses of Epitril 2mg Tab.
  • You experience any other medical issues after taking Epitril 2mg Tab.

Mode of Action of Epitril 2 MG

How Does It Work?

The active component of Epitril 2mg Tab is clonazepam as its active ingredient. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine and has anti epileptic and anxiolytic action. It acts by binding itself to specific GABA ...
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Directions for Use of Epitril 2 MG

  • Swallow Epitril 2mg Tab as a whole with water. Do not chew or crush it.
  • Epitril 2mg Tab can be taken with /without food.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, take the recommended dosage of Epitril 2mg Tab at the same time every day for the prescribed duration.
  • Do not alter the dose of Epitril 2mg Tab without consultation with your physician.
  • Do not stop taking Epitril 2mg Tab suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, headaches, and sleep problems.
  • Do not share Epitril 2mg Tab with anyone you know who has similar symptoms.

Interactions of Epitril 2 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid adverse effects associated with medicine interaction, it is important to inform the doctor about all medicines and health supplements you are currently taking.
  • The following medications may cause adverse reactions if given along with Epitril 2mg Tab:
  • NSAIDs (aspirin) and anticoagulants (warfarin) - can increase the risk of bleeding episodes.
  • Sedatives/hypnotics - can increase the risk of breathing problems.
  • Cimetidine (gastric reflux medication) and Epitril 2mg Tab - cause severe side effects like confusion, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Oxycodone (opioid) - can cause breathing difficulties, which, if not managed properly, can be fatal.
  • Rifampicin( anti-tuberculosis) - can cause severe liver problems.
  • Sodium oxybate (used in the treatment of excessive daytime sleep) and Epitril 2mg Tab - may cause serious side effects like breathing difficulties, low blood pressure, coma, or it can even be fatal

Interactions with food items

  • Caffeine may reduce the calming effect of Epitril 2mg Tab. Therefore, it is advised to consume tea, chocolates or coffee as little as possible.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on therapy with Epitril 2mg Tab as it can increase the severity of side effects like confused thinking, nausea and dizziness.
  • Epitril 2mg Tab does not have any other specific adverse food reactions. A balanced diet is advised while taking any psychiatric medication.

Storage and disposal of Epitril 2 MG

Store Epitril 2mg Tab at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets at home. Storage should be monitored regularly to avoid potential...
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Dosage of Epitril 2 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Epitril 2mg Tab can cause drowsiness, confused thinking and loss of consciousness. It may also lead to coma if not managed properly. Any known cases of overdose with Epitril 2mg Tab sho...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Epitril 2mg Tab, take the missed dose as soon as you realise it. If the gap is too long or the next scheduled dose is approaching, it is advised not to take the missed dose and c...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Epitril 2mg Tab during the daytime?

A: Epitril 2mg Tab has to be taken as and when prescribed by your physician. It is usually advised to be taken before bedtime as it carries the risk of side effects like tiredness, fatigue, and sleepiness. So to avoid daytime fatigue issues, Epitril 2mg Tab is taken just before going to sleep. Consult your physician if you want to change the timing of your dose of Epitril 2mg Tab.

Q: Can I take Epitril 2mg Tab if I have a history of kidney disease?

A: There has been no evidence of direct harm to the kidneys due to Epitril 2mg Tab. Clonazepam is mainly metabolised in the liver, and the byproducts are excreted by the kidneys. Therefore, excess accumulation of the byproducts might hamper renal function. Epitril 2mg Tab, along with muscle relaxants, can cause renal damage on prolonged use. Therefore, it is advised to consult your physician if you have a history or presence of kidney problems and are prescribed this medication.

Q: Can I give it to my friend who has anxiety issues?

A: No, it can be potentially hazardous to share any kind of psychiatric medication with anyone you know, even if they have similar issues. Epitril 2mg Tab is prescribed and is to be taken only after a thorough medical examination of an individual. You should ask your friend to consult a registered medical practitioner for proper help and treatment.
Product Details
Brand
EPITRIL
Expires on or After
02/01/2023
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2022 | 02:08 PM (IST)

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