Both have one main active ingredient – carbamazepine. Hence the similar therapeutic effects on the body. Some side effects and contraindications. One form of release.
Dosage dosage. Finlepsin is available in doses of 200 and 400 mg, and carbamazepine 200 mg. Some differences can be traced in color, in the form of tablets.
Finlepsin and carbamazepine are prescribed for adults and children after 5 years with:
- Partial seizures of varying severity (in consciousness and unconsciousness).
- Tonic-convulsive seizures of a generalized nature.
- Cramps of mixed forms.
The drug is prescribed in complex treatment for:
- Manic-depressive states (acute form).
- Bipolar disorder.
- Syndrome after prolonged binge.
- Trigeminal neuralgia (with multiple sclerosis).
- Neuralgia of the lingo-pharyngeal nerve.
Finlepsin is not suitable for those with a history of: hypersensitivity to the main substance; inhibition of CM; hepatic porphyria.
The drug is not combined with MAO inhibitors. Do not combine with voriconazole.
The decision on the appointment of a drug remains with the specialists.
Nervous disease epilepsy, which manifests itself chronically, brings a lot of grief and suffering to the family and the patient himself. Seizures, convulsions, loss of consciousness – are fraught with pain, injuries. To keep them under control, antiepileptic drug products are produced. Finlepsin or Carbamazepine are effective drugs in this area.
Antiepileptic drug, produced in the form of round, smooth, white tablets. There is a chamfer on both sides of the surface, and a notch on one side. Each unit holds 200/400 mg of carbamazepine, the active substance. It is supplemented with cellulose and other substances.
Carbamazepine has an anticonvulsant effect by stabilizing the membranes of the excited nerve fibers. Acts as a psychotropic in the case of monotherapy of epilepsy in adolescents and children. Partially eliminates anxiety, depression. Suppresses irritability, aggressiveness.
It has a neurotropic effect in neurological pathologies: idiopathic or secondary trigeminal neuralgia. Prevents pain attacks with: dry SM, paresthesias, post-traumatic neuralgia.
The drug raises the threshold of convulsive readiness, reduces the manifestation of clinical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal: impaired coordination of movement, tremor of the extremities, excessive overexcitation.
Carbamazepine is almost completely absorbed. This happens quite slowly: up to 12 hours. In the children’s category of patients, this process is much faster – up to 6 hours.
The main substance is able to penetrate through the placenta and into breast milk. Half-life products are excreted over 36 hours. The function of excretion lies on the kidneys, intestines and 2-3% on the bladder.
It is important to know that an increased dosage of the active substance in the blood will lead to dizziness, drowsiness, ataxia, and other undesirable symptoms.
Therefore, it is necessary to carefully approach the joint use with other drugs that can increase the concentration of carbamazepine:
- Antiplatelet agents.
- Muscle relaxants.
- For the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
- Analgesics, anti-inflammatory.
The attending physician will review the dosage of the drug if it is prescribed with drugs that lower the concentration of the active substance in the blood: dermatological, anti-asthma, antitumor, antiepileptic. This also includes St. John’s wort.
Carbamazepine is not compatible with alcohol. The main active substance distorts the performance of immunobiological analyzes.
Antiepileptic drug belonging to the group of normotimics. It occurs in tablet form. In each unit, 200 mg of carbamazepine. It is supplemented with other chemicals, one of them is potato starch.
Each tablet has a white or white-yellow color, a flat round shape with beveled edges. There is a fault line on the surface.
The medicinal product has anti-inflammatory, psychotropic, analgesic, anticonvulsant, timoleptic effects.
The drug has a lot of side effects:
- Violation of coordination of movement due to dizziness.
- Excessive overexcitation.
- Depressive conditions.
Side effects affect almost all functions of life: skin, immune, blood, gastrointestinal tract, sexual and others.
In case of an overdose, the following symptoms may appear:
- Disorders of orientation in space.
- Lethargy with drowsiness.
- Episodes of hallucinations.
- Coma condition.
- Blurred vision.
- Narrowing of the bile ducts.
- Hypo / hyperreflexia.
- Decreased body temperature.
- Pulmonary edema.
Possible violations by the CCC, gastrointestinal tract. Laboratory indicators are violated: sodium decreases, glycemia increases, muscle fractions of creatininemia. There is a chance of metabolic acidosis.