ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet 10's

What is ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet used for?

ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet tablet is used for the treatment of seizures.

ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet work?

ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-convulsants. The drug acts by inhibiting the continuous neuronal firing by maintaining the inactivated state of voltage-gated sodium channels. Thus, it helps in reducing the number of seizures.

How to take ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet 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 ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet, please take it as soon as 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 ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Euphoria
  • Somnolence
  • Walking difficulties
  • Diplopia

Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet include the following:

  • Alprazolam
  • Carisoprodol
  • Cetirizine
  • Codeine
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Diazepam
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Zolpidem

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 ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Trembling
  • Headache

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

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Swelling of the face, tongue, and throat
  • Signs of depression
  • 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 ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Be cautious while using ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication in geriatric patients as they are more sensitive to the risk of side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication during breastfeeding.

You are advised not to take ZEFRETOL 800mg 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 special precautions should be followed while taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Be cautious while using ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication in geriatric patients as they are more sensitive to the risk of side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication during breastfeeding.

You are advised not to take ZEFRETOL 800mg 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.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of decreased levels of sodium in the blood, kidney disease or liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell the doctor if you have undergone any surgical procedure.
  • Notify your doctor if you get pregnant while taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of decreased levels of sodium in the blood, kidney disease or liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell the doctor if you have undergone any surgical procedure.
  • Notify your doctor if you get pregnant while taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet.

Frequently Asked Questions about ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet?
  2. No. Altering the dose of ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet is not advisable as it can increase the risk of side effects.

  3. Is it safe to take ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet during pregnancy?
  4. Consult your doctor before taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the unborn baby.

  5. Should I undergo any laboratory tests while taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication?
  6. It is advisable to undergo liver function test and complete blood picture while taking ZEFRETOL 800mg Tablet medication. 

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