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Felbatol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is felbamate (Felbatol)?
- What are the possible side effects of felbamate (Felbatol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about felbamate (Felbatol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking felbamate (Felbatol)?
- How should I take felbamate (Felbatol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Felbatol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Felbatol)?
- What should I avoid while taking felbamate (Felbatol)?
- What other drugs will affect felbamate (Felbatol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Felbatol)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Felbatol)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include fast heart rate, upset stomach, or unusual thoughts or behaviors.
What should I avoid while taking felbamate (Felbatol)?
Felbamate can cause side effects that may impair your vision or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect felbamate (Felbatol)?
Before taking felbamate, tell your doctor about all other seizure medications you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- divalproex (Depakote);
- oxcarbazepine (Trileptal);
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- valproic acid (Depakene).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with felbamate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about felbamate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Felbatol Information
- Felbatol Drug Interactions Center: felbamate oral
- Felbatol Side Effects Center
- Felbatol Overview including Precautions
- Felbatol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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