Epitol - mood stabilizing agent and antiepileptic medicine. It is effective for treatment of epilepsy (excepting petit mal), maniacal conditions, prevention of maniac-depressive frustration, alcoholic abstinence, neuralgia of trigeminal and glossopalatine nerves, diabetic neuropathy.
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Epitol Product Description
Epitol is an anticonvulsant, used for treatment of epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia (or tic douloureux). Epitol provides an anticonvulsant effect by blocking certain nerve impulses in the brain, thereby preventing seizures.
As clinical trials have demonstrated, along with an antiepileptic action, Epitol can provide a neurotrophic effect. Due to this effect, Epitol is confirmed to be efficient in treatment of the pain, associated with true trigeminal neuralgia. Anticonvulsant Epitol is indicated to reduce frequency of epileptic attacks in pediatric patients (over 6 year olds), adults and elderly patients. Also, Epitol is recommended for pain relief in trigeminal neuralgia.
In epilepsy treatment in children aged from 12 years and adults, an initial dose of Epitol is recommended as 400mg per day. Then the daily dose is to be gradually increased. To achieve and maintain an optimal clinical response, the daily dose may be required to be gradually increased up to 1000mg (1 g).
If you revealed that you had missed a dose at nearly time for your next dose of Epitol, do not take a double dose of the anticonvulsant, and simply take your drug as prescribed, at the scheduled time.
Epitol may provide psychotropic effects, therefore it can be effective in the treatment and prophylaxis of manic depressive psychosis in the patients not reacting to the lithium therapy.
Epitol must be stored at room temperature under 30°C in an original container in a warm dry place, out of the reach of children.
Epitol Safety Information
In some patients, a long-term application of anticonvulsant Epitol may develop granulopenia or aplastic anemia. In case of first symptoms of the said diseases, Epitol administration is recommended to be seased. In rare cases, the application of Epitol may cause serious dermatologic reactions, including such severe systemic allergic reactions as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. In case of signs or symptoms of allergic skin reactions, the drug use should be stopped.
Information about Epitol is developed only to give you general understanding of this anticonvulsant. Therefore, this review should not be considered as consultation with the neurologist. The online pharmacy assumes no responsibility for any decision made or action, as well as for any consequences, resulting from the use of provided information on Epitol.
Epitol Side Effects
Usually, Epitol may cause side effects only at the initial stage of the treatment. More often, Epitol causes: leukopenia, ataxia, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, somnolence, hives, fatigue, or increased gamma-glutamyltransferase. Other common side effects of Epitol include: eosinophilia, edema, fluid retention, double vision, blurred vision, weight increase, headache, dry mouth or dry throat.