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Epitril Md 0.5mg Tablets

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Epitril 0.5 MG Description

Epitril 0.5 mg is a prescription medicine that contains clonazepam. This is a drug that comes under the class of medications called Benzodiazepine. It enhances the activity of a neurotransmitter, nam

ely GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid), present in the brain. Clonazepam falls under the category of benzodiazepines. Clonazepam’s effect is similar to a tranquillizer. It obstructs synaptic transmission. It is used to prevent seizures and control them. In addition, it is used as an anticonvulsant or an antiepileptic drug. Epitril 0.5 mg is used to treat seizures in children and adults, anxiety disorders, and panic disorders in adults.

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Product Summary

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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
Uses Generalised seizures, Tonic-clonic seizures, Simple focal seizures, Complex focal seizures, Secondarily generalised seizures, Anxiety disorders, Panic disorders, Restless leg syndrome, Akathisia
Side effectsLethargy, Fatigue, Sedation, Drowsiness, Impaired balance, Impaired coordination, Blurred vision, Confusion, Irritability, Lack of motivation, loss of libido, Hallucination, Delusion, Short term memory loss, Anterograde amnesia with high doses, Breathlessness, Shallow breathing, Anaphylaxis.
TherapyANTI-EPILEPTIC
molecules
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uses

Uses of Epitril 0.5 MG

  • Generalised seizures
  • Tonic-clonic seizures
  • Simple focal seizures
  • Complex focal seizures
  • Secondarily generalised seizures
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Akathisia
contraindications

Contraindications of Epitril 0.5 MG

Severe liver disorders Kidney disorders Alcohol intoxication Wide-angle glaucoma Closed-angle glaucoma Depression Sleep apnoea Suicidal thoughts History of drug abuse Asthma Decreased lung...
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sideEffects

Side effects of Epitril 0.5 MG

  • Common Side Effects:
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Sedation
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired balance
  • Impaired coordination
  • Less common or occasional side effects:
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Loss of libido
  • Hallucination
  • Delusion
  • Short term memory loss
  • Anterograde amnesia with high doses
  • Breathlessness
  • Shallow breathing
  • Rare side effects:
  • Anaphylaxis
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Epitril 0.5 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Epitril 0.5 mg during pregnancy?
A:
Epitril 0.5 mg is not recommended for pregnancy as it crosses the placenta and may harm foetal growth. A safer, alternative with the same therapeutic effect will be provided to you by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Epitril 0.5 mg while breastfeeding?
A:
Epitril 0.5 mg tablet contains clonazepam which passes through the breastmilk and may harm the child. So it is not safe for use during breastfeeding. Ask your doctor for a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Epitril 0.5 mg?
A:
Epitril 0.5mg tablets may cause drowsiness or dizziness, affecting your ability to drive. So do not drive after taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Epitril 0.5 mg?
A:
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking Epitril 0.5 mg tablet as it will worsen the side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness. This medicine can also cause difficulty in concentrating and breathing problems.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Do not stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremors, and confusion.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Epitril 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Epitril 0.5 mg contains clonazepam that works by enhancing the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) in the central nervous system. As a result, Gamma Amino Butyr...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Epitril 0.5 MG

  • Epitril 0.5mg tablets can be taken with or without food and should be taken at a set time as advised by the doctor.
  • Take the regular tablet whole with a glass full of water.
  • Avoid sleeping immediately after taking the tablet.
  • Clonazepam may be habit-forming, so it must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • The person should not take multiple doses or overdose on the drug.
  • Misuse of the drugs can cause addiction, overdose or death.
  • Do not share the medicine with any other person, especially someone with a drug abuse history.
interactions

Interactions of Epitril 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Abacavir
  • Acetylsalicylic acid
  • Alprazolam
  • Amisulpride
  • Amprenavir
  • Ritonavir
  • Carbamazepine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Primidone
  • Cimetidine
  • Disulfiram
  • Rifampicin (Drug used in Tuberculosis)
  • Levodopa (Drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease)

Interactions with food items

  • Do not consume alcohol while using an Epitril 0.5 mg tablet as it may cause dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, etc.
  • Do not take food that contains caffeine like coffee, chocolates, etc.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Epitril 0.5 MG

Do not let children handle the medicine. Ensure that the medicine is kept away from sunlight or direct sun. Store this medicine in a dry, cold place. Medicines that are not used or left should be d...
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dosage

Dosage of Epitril 0.5 MG

Overdose

  • In overdose, patients may experience excessive sleepiness, increased heart rate, continuous eye movements, muscle weakness, and feeling over-excited. Seek emergency medical care or contact the doctor ...
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Missed a Dose

Patients should not miss any dose of Epitril 0.5 mg tablet. If missed, take the medicine as soon as possible. But, if the dose is delayed for longer than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and take your n...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Anuj Tiwari

MBBS, DNB Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop Epitril 0.5 mg tablet if I don’t have any seizure episodes?

A: Discuss with your doctor about reducing the dosage of Epitril 0.5mg. Do not completely stop taking the medicine. An abrupt stoppage of tablet Epitril 0.5mg can lead to significant withdrawal symptoms. Always discuss with your doctor about decreasing the dosage before completely stopping its usage.

Q: I am planning to get pregnant. Can Epitril 0.5 mg affect my fertility?

  • There is no scientific evidence of Epitril 0.5 mg affecting fertility in either men or women. However, it is not safe to take Epitril 0.5 mg tablet during pregnancy. The medicine can affect the growin...
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Product Details
Brand
EPITRIL
Expires on or After
23/10/2024
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2022 | 07:31 PM (IST)

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