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MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

Manufacturer

NIC-NICHOLAS PIRAMAL INDIA LTD

Pack Of

10 TabletS

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Product Details

About MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy (fits) and trigeminal neuralgia (pain in the face's nerves). Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which there is a sudden rush of electric impulse (electric activity) in the brain. As a result, the brain's electrical rhythms become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent episodes of seizures or fits. Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition which affects the trigeminal nerve that carries sensations from face to the brain. 

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET contains 'Carbamazepine' that reduces the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Thus, MAZETOL 400MG TABLET decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby controlling seizures. 

You are advised to take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as dizziness, tiredness, uncontrolled movements, nausea, headache, changes in liver enzymes or low white blood cells count, and minor skin reactions. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Please do not stop taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures. Do not take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy unless prescribed by the doctor as it could lead to serious congenital disabilities. It is safe to take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET while breastfeeding; however, consult your doctor immediately if you think that the baby is having side-effects like excessive sleepiness, skin reactions or yellowing of skin or eyes. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET should not be given to children unless prescribed. Avoid consuming alcohol along with MAZETOL 400MG TABLET as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

Epilepsy (fits), Trigeminal neuralgia

Medicinal Benefits

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET belongs to a group of medicines called anti-convulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia (face nerve pain). MAZETOL 400MG TABLET works by reducing the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby helping in controlling seizures. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET is also used to relieve nerve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. People with glossopharyngeal neuralgia may also experience benefit with MAZETOL 400MG TABLET. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET is not associated with any psychological or physical dependence, and there is no potential for abuse.

Directions for Use

Take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET with or without food. The tablet form of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or break the tablet. The liquid form of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack; shake the pack well before each use.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

Like all medicines, MAZETOL 400MG TABLET can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Dizziness, tiredness, uncontrolled movements, nausea, headache, changes in liver enzymes or low white blood cells count, and minor skin reactions are the common side-effects of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET if you are allergic to 'Carbamezapine' or any of its contents, have serious heart problems, blood illnesses, bone marrow problems, hypothyroidism, glaucoma, urinary retention, osteoporosis or taking anti-depressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO's) within the last 14 days or taking herbal preparations containing St. John's wort as an antidepressant. Inform the doctor if you have low sodium levels in the blood or take medicines that could lower the blood's sodium levels, or using hormonal contraceptives. Do not stop taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures episodes. Do not take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor as MAZETOL 400MG TABLET might cause serious congenital disabilities. It is safe to take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET while breastfeeding; however, consult your doctor immediately if you think that the baby is having side-effects like excessive sleepiness, skin reactions or yellowing of skin or eyes. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET should not be given to people less than 18 years of age until and unless prescribed by the doctor. Avoid consuming alcohol along with MAZETOL 400MG TABLET as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies or mood swings. 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET as it may increase dizziness and sleepiness.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Avoid taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET if you are pregnant unless prescribed by a doctor as it could lead to serious birth defects. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is safe to take MAZETOL 400MG TABLET while breastfeeding. However, consult your doctor immediately if you think that the baby is having side-effects like excessive sleepiness, skin reactions or yellowing of skin or eyes.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    MAZETOL 400MG TABLET causes drowsiness, sleepiness and tiredness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • A ketogenic diet (low in carbohydrates and high in fats) is recommended for children with epilepsy. This diet helps in utilizing fat instead of glucose for the generation of energy.
  • Atkins diet (high fay and controlled carbohydrates) is recommended for adolescents and adults.
  • Rest well, get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Exercise, meditation and yoga can help lower the stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improves coping skills.
  • Prepare your living area; small changes may reduce the risk of physical injury during a seizure.
  • Install an alarm or emergency device to get assistance during a seizure attack.

Special Advise

  • Regular monitoring of sodium levels while taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET is advised to prevent hyponatremia.
  • Prolonged intake of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET can cause severe skin reactions called Stevens Johnsons syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). So in case you have any skin blister or rash immediately contact a doctor. 
  • MAZETOL 400MG TABLET may cause low blood cell count, so if you have any red or purple spots on the body, let your doctor know about this. 

Other Information (MAZ0004)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. It is a disorder of the nervous system which occurs sue to disturbed nerve cell activity in the brain. In epilepsy the brain's electrical rhythms become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures. In patients with seizures, the typical brain electrical pattern is disrupted by sudden bursts of electrical impulse that affect an individual's consciousness, movements or sensations. Seizures are of two types: generalized and partial seizures. Generalized seizures affect the entire brain, whereas partial seizures affect only a part of the brain. Seizures can cause uncontrollable muscle twitches and spasms. Stronger seizures may cause people to become confused or unconscious. Possible causes include high fever, trauma, genetic disorder, brain injury or stroke.

Trigeminal neuralgia: It is a condition which affects the trigeminal nerve that carries sensations from face to the brain. Symptoms include mild to severe facial pain, generally triggered by speaking, chewing or brushing the teeth.

FAQs

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET decreases the brain's excessive and abnormal nerve activity by blocking sodium currents in your brain and body. This reduces abnormal electrical activity between your nerve cells.

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET causes dizziness, sleepiness, tiredness and vision problems like a blur vision. So, drive only if you are alert and omit driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy or sleepy.

Do not discontinue MAZETOL 400MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. To treat your condition effectually continue taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET; your doctor will reduce the dose gradually to avoid worsening of seizures.

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET may affect the way hormone contraceptives work in your body. This may cause spotting or breakthrough bleeding. MAZETOL 400MG TABLET may increase the risk of pregnancy as it makes the contraceptive less effective. Talk to your doctor, he/she will discuss the most suitable type of contraception while taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET to avoid pregnancy.

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Maintain a healthy weight by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

Use an effective contraception method during the treatment with MAZETOL 400MG TABLET and 2 weeks after the last dose. Avoid getting pregnant while taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET as it could lead to serious congenital disabilities. Do not stop taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET without consulting your doctor.

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET may cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood). This could lead to confusion, reduced concentration, vision problems, nausea, vomiting or worsening of seizures. Regular monitoring of sodium levels is advised while taking MAZETOL 400MG TABLET. Consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

Dry mouth could be a side-effect of MAZETOL 400MG TABLET. Limiting caffeine intake, avoiding smoking and mouthwashes containing alcohol, drinking water regularly, and chewing sugar-free gum/candy might stimulate saliva and prevent drying of the mouth.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

401, LSC, C-Block, Mohan Place Saraswati Vihar Delhi DL 110034 In

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

MAZETOL 400MG TABLET

MRP: 32.80

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