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Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 impulses (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 the face to the brain. 

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's contains 'Carbamazepine' that reduces the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Thus, Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby controlling seizures. 

You are advised to take Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Please do not stop taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures. Do not take Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's should not be given to children unless prescribed. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's

Treatment of Epilepsy/seizures, Trigeminal neuralgia.

Medicinal Benefits

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicines called anti-convulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia (face nerve pain). Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's works by reducing the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby helping in controlling seizures. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's is also used to relieve nerve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. People with glossopharyngeal neuralgia may also experience benefit with Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's is not associated with any psychological or physical dependence, and there is no potential for abuse.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or crush the tablet/capsule.Syrup/Suspension/Drops: Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Changes in liver enzymes
  • Low white blood cells count
  • Minor skin reactions

Drug Warnings

Do not take Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures episodes. Do not take Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor as Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's might cause serious congenital disabilities. It is safe to take Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's should not be given to people less than 18 years of age until and unless prescribed by the doctor. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies or mood swings. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's may have interaction with antipsychotic (aripiprazole, quetiapine), anti-anxiety (alprazolam), anti-depressant (amitriptyline, duloxetine, sertraline, fluoxetine), antibiotics (erythromycin), pain killer (codeine, oxycodone, acetaminophen, tramadol), anti-convulsant (gabapentin, lamotrigine, pregabalin, phenytoin, topiramate), anti-thyroid (levothyroxine), antipsychotic (lithium), insomnia (melatonin), anti-coagulant (warfarin), antihistamine (diphenhydramine), and vitamin (cholecalciferol).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice while taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's. Herbal preparations containing St. John's wort should be avoided while taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's may have interactions with disease conditions such as depression, liver disease, kidney dysfunction, suicidal tendency, irregular heartbeat, thyroid dysfunction, hyponatremia (low levels of sodium in the blood), blood disorders, anticholinergic effects, fructose intolerance, and psychosis.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • ARIPIPRAZOLE
  • QUETIAPINE
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • SERTRALINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CODEINE
  • OXYCODONE
  • ACETAMINOPHEN
  • TRAMADOL
  • GABAPENTIN
  • LAMOTRIGINE
  • PREGABALIN
  • PHENYTOIN
  • TOPIRAMATE
  • LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM
  • LITHIUM
  • MELATONIN
  • WARFARIN
  • DIPHENHYDRAMINE
  • CHOLECALCIFEROL

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 fat 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's is advised to prevent hyponatremia.
  • Prolonged intake of Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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. 
  • Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's may cause low blood cell count, so if you have any red or purple spots on the body, let your doctor know about this. 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Epilepsy/Seizures: Seizures, also known as fits or convulsions, is a single occurrence of abnormal electrical activity in the brain, whereas epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent seizures. The possible causes of epilepsy include traumatic brain injury, scarring on the brain after a brain injury, high fever, stroke, vascular diseases, lack of oxygen to the brain, brain tumours, and genetic disorders. Symptoms include mood changes, anxiousness, nausea, dizziness, weakness, headache, muscle jerking, spasms, loss of balance, teeth clenching, rapid blinking or eye movements, biting the tongue, confusion, and loss of consciousness.

Trigeminal neuralgia: It is a condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face that causes painful sensations similar to electric shock on one side of the face. Symptoms include mild to severe facial pain often triggered by speaking, chewing, or brushing the teeth.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's as it may increase dizziness and sleepiness.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Avoid taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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.

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Breast Feeding

Safe if prescribed

It is safe to take Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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.

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Driving

Unsafe

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness, sleepiness and tiredness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.

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Liver

Caution

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.

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Kidney

Caution

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

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Children

Safe if prescribed

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's can be given to children above 6years if prescribed by the doctor. The dose will be adjusted by the doctor depending upon the child's body weight.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
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FAQs

Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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.
Do not discontinue Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor. To treat your condition effectually continue taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's; your doctor will reduce the dose gradually to avoid worsening of seizures.
Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's may affect the way hormone contraceptives work in your body. This may cause spotting or breakthrough bleeding. Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's to avoid pregnancy.
Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's and 2 weeks after the last dose. Avoid getting pregnant while taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's as it could lead to serious congenital disabilities. Do not stop taking Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor.
Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's 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 Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's. Consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
Dry mouth could be a side-effect of Zen Retard 400 Tablet 10's. 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.

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