Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S

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Contains :Topiramate 50 mg
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Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is prescribed as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy for the treatment of focal seizures with or without secondary generalised tonic-clonic seizures.

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may also be prescribed for migraine.

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S contains Topiramate

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children (aged 6 years and above)

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be used under doctor’s advisement

About

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S was created to help people suffering from epilepsy and migraines by blocking sodium and calcium channels,that allow the passage of ions that inturn excite muscles leading them to convulse.

A tablet or two per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be ingested either with or without food.The dosage of Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is dependent upon the patient’s age,medical condition,patient’s response to the drug,any medications patient might be having along with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient.It is recommended that patients ingest Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years but it is not recommended to expecting and lactating women.A lower dosage of the drug may be prescribed to elderly patients with other illnesses (such as kidney and liver impairment).The intake of alcohol is prohibited while undergoing treatment with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S as it may cause dizziness.If patient is having other prescription drugs along with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S it is imperative that they inform their doctor before taking Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S as drugs such as blood thinners,other antiepilepsy drugs  and antipsychotics are said to interact with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S negatively.

Nausea,fatigue,headache and decreased amount of sweating are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.It may take up to 2-3 weeks to reap the entire benefits of the drug therefore,It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Indications

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Alcohol dependence

How Does Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S Work

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S blocks sodium and calcium channels that allow the passage of ions that inturn excite muscles leading them to convulse.

How To Use Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once or twice daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day making sure that each dose is evenly spaced out throughout the day.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet or two a day is prescribed most commonly.Depending on the patient’s stage of illness, the patient’s response to the treatment,the dosage may be altered after a period of two weeks.

Child Dosage

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.The dosage for children 2 years and above is customized for their weight and age.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney function.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child or result in cleft lip/palate if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance
  • Kidney stones
  • Severe kidney impairment
  • Acute porphyria (blood disorder)
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe liver impairment
  • Pregnancy (especially first trimester)
  • Vitamin C supplements
  • Calcium supplements

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Elderly patients
  • Mild to moderate renal (kidney) impairment
  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Risk of kidney stone
  • Depression

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S

  • Metformin
  • Pioglitazone
  • Glibenclamide
  • Amitriptyline
  • Venlafaxine
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • St.John’s wort
  • Omeprazole
  • Lithium
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Other epilepsy medications

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness of hands and feet
  • Loss of appetites
  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Hair loss
  • Amnesia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Changes in body temperature (especially in children)
  • Visual disturbances

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Muscular Aches And Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief;an over the counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease aswell. Avoid high intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.
  • Blurred vision- this side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days;patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists,please contact your doctor.
  • Dehydration- Patients are recommended to always care around a water bottle with them wherever they go and periodically keep sipping to prevent thirst and extremely dry mouth.Ice pops in hot weather and energy drinks (verified by the doctor) are helpful in combating dehydration.

Key Facts About Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S

  • Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from epilepsy and/or migraines
  • Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may cause dizziness,changes in body temperature and stomach problems
  • Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating women
  • Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children aged 2 years and above

FAQs

#1.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#2.HOW IS Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

{{product} is to be ingested orally,as per doctor’s prescription.Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#3.CAN I TAKE Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No.Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during pregnancy.Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#4.HOW TO STORE Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#5.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to  cause extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment as Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S causes dizziness aswell.

#6.CAN Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There is evidence that suggests long term usage or excessive use of Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may affect male fertility.

#7.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#8.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness of hands and feet
  • Loss of appetites
  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness

#9.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively  interact with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S.

#10.IS IT SAFE TO TAKE CHOLESTEROL MEDICINES ALONG WITH Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

Certain cholesterol medications along with calcium channel blockers (amlodipine) cause increased retention of cholesterol medication in the body which may lead to liver and kidney failure and therefore,it is advised to consult a doctor before taking any other medication along with Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S.

#11.DOES Hitop 50mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#12.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

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