TOPAZ 200mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for TOPAZ 200mg Tablet 10's

What is TOPAZ 200mg Tablet used for?

TOPAZ 200mg Tablet is used for the treatment of generalised tonic-clonic seizures and a severe type of childhood epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It is also used in combination with other medications to prevent a migraine headache.

TOPAZ 200mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does TOPAZ 200mg Tablet work?

TOPAZ 200mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-epileptics. This drug acts by inhibiting the sodium and calcium influx into the nerves, which helps in stabilising the electrical nerve activity. It also increases the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain. Thus, it helps in relieving epileptic fits.

How to take TOPAZ 200mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take TOPAZ 200mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of TOPAZ 200mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of TOPAZ 200mg Tablet may include:

  • Agitation
  • Shallow breathing
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Depression

What are the drugs that interact with TOPAZ 200mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with TOPAZ 200mg Tablet include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aripiprazole
  • Caffeine
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Codeine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Guaifenesin
  • Hyoscyamine
  • Phenylephrine
  • Pyrilamine
  • Salicylamide
  • Scopolamine
  • Triprolidine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of TOPAZ 200mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of TOPAZ 200mg Tablet:

  • Dizziness
  • Change of taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Drowsiness
  • Menstrual changes
  • Nervousness
  • Increased eye pressure
  • Vision problems

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Nausea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Tingling of arms and legs
  • Unusual weakness/tiredness
  • Frequent urination
  • Suicidal thoughts

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking TOPAZ 200mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to TOPAZ 200mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if TOPAZ 200mg Tablet causes severe drowsiness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication.
  • Keep the medication away from the reach of children.
  • Be cautious while using TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medicine as it may cause severe eye problems. Do not self-medicate.
  • Consult your doctor before taking TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication during breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to take TOPAZ 200mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking TOPAZ 200mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of osteoporosis, liver failure, kidney dysfunction, breathing problems or glaucoma.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about TOPAZ 200mg Tablet

  1. Is it safe to take TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication while on Warfarin?
  2. No. Avoid taking TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication along with blood thinners, such as Warfarin. TOPAZ 200mg Tablet can increase the risk of bleeding.

  3. Can I take TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication while taking birth control pills?
  4. TOPAZ 200mg Tablet can reduce the effect of birth control pills. Therefore, it is recommended to opt for an alternative birth control method while taking TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication.

  5. Is it safe to take TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication during pregnancy?
  6. No. Avoid taking TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medicine during pregnancy as it can cause cleft palate in the newborn if the drug is used during the first trimester of pregnancy.

  7. Can TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication be used in children?
  8. Be cautious while using TOPAZ 200mg Tablet medication in children. Do not use TOPAZ 200mg Tablet without medical supervision.

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