FAQs ABOUT VERSITOL RETARD 200MG
How to take VERSITOL RETARD 200MG?
VERSITOL RETARD 200MG can be taken during, between or after meals. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the suitable dose for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
What does VERSITOL RETARD 200MG do to your brain?
VERSITOL RETARD 200MG controls seizures by stopping the abnormal build-up of electrical signals within the brain. It acts as a specific analgesic for trigeminal neuralgia, by blocking various pain reflexes caused by stimulation of nerves in the face. It also acts as a mood stabilizer by reducing the activation of nerve cells at certain regions of the brain that causes abnormal mood changes.
What are the common side effects of taking VERSITOL RETARD 200MG?
The most common side effects of taking VERSITOL RETARD 200MG are nausea, vomiting, increased bleeding tendency, headache, weight gain, dizziness, and blurred vision. In some people, it may also cause severe depression along with suicidal thoughts. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any such side effects.
Is VERSITOL RETARD 200MG safe to use in children?
VERSITOL RETARD 200MG is not recommended for use in children aged below 5 years. It should be used with caution in children and adolescents (aged between 5-15 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
How long should I take VERSITOL RETARD 200MG?
You are advised to take VERSITOL RETARD 200MG until your doctor suggests you discontinue the medicine. Do not stop taking VERSITOL RETARD 200MG without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms to reappear.
Can VERSITOL RETARD 200MG taken along with alcohol?
No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking VERSITOL RETARD 200MG as it might make you feel dizzier and may cause accidental injuries.
Can pregnant women take VERSITOL RETARD 200MG?
VERSITOL RETARD 200MG should not be used in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking. It is also not recommended for use in women who are planning to become pregnant. Women of childbearing potential should use a suitable non-hormonal contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with VERSITOL RETARD 200MG.
Will taking a higher dose of VERSITOL RETARD 200MG be more effective?
No. Do not take a higher dose of VERSITOL RETARD 200MG than the prescribed one without consulting your doctor. Taking a higher dose of VERSITOL RETARD 200MG may not be beneficial. Instead, it can cause serious side effects. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable higher dose or suggest an alternative therapy after evaluating your disease condition.
Can I take painkillers along with VERSITOL RETARD 200MG?
No. Avoid concomitant use of any pain killers like paracetamol, tramadol, dextropropoxyphene, methadone, and buprenorphine while taking VERSITOL RETARD 200MG as it may lead to unwanted reactions. Consult your doctor before taking it.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose of VERSITOL RETARD 200MG?
If your forgot to take a dose of VERSITOL RETARD 200MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed one and take the regular dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate the missed dose.