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Epilim Side Effects

Common Epilim Side Effects


The most commonly reported Epilim side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Convulsion (113)
Epilepsy (25)
Tremor (19)
Somnolence (18)
Abnormal Behaviour (18)
Fall (14)
Confusional State (13)
Malaise (12)
Petit Mal Epilepsy (12)
Product Quality Issue (11)
Nausea (11)
Coordination Abnormal (11)
Headache (11)
Fatigue (11)
Aggression (10)
Asthenia (10)
Dizziness (10)
Off Label Use (9)
Developmental Delay (9)
Weight Increased (8)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Epilim Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Epilim reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Epilim on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Serotonin Syndrome, Hyperhidrosis, Palpitations, Panic Disorder, Coordination Abnormal, Confusional State, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AU, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Epilim (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Citalopram Hydrochloride
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Seroquel
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Disorder
  • Coordination Abnormal
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Epilim treatment in female patients, resulting in serotonin syndrome side effect.

Cardiac Arrest, Circulatory Collapse, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Cardiomyopathy, Hypocalcaemia, Hypokalaemia, Pyrexia, Hyponatraemia
This report suggests a potential Epilim Cardiac Arrest, Circulatory Collapse, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Cardiomyopathy, Hypocalcaemia, Hypokalaemia, Pyrexia, Hyponatraemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 39-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Epilim (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Epilim the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Circulatory Collapse
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypocalcaemia
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Pyrexia
  • Hyponatraemia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Clozaril
  • Efexor
  • Olanzapine
Although Epilim demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as cardiac arrest, may still occur.

Mycosis Fungoides
This Mycosis Fungoides problem was reported by a health professional from AU. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Epilim (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Clozapine
  • Olanzapine
  • Docusate Sodium\sennosides
  • Thyroxine Sodium
When commencing Epilim, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Mycosis Fungoides
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as mycosis fungoides, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Respiratory Failure, Respiratory Alkalosis, Coma, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Hyperammonaemia, Confusional State, Abdominal Pain, Nausea
This is a report of a 37-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Epilim (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Alkalosis
  • Coma
  • Hepatic Function Abnormal
  • Hyperammonaemia
  • Confusional State
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
This opens a possibility that Epilim treatment could cause the above reactions, including respiratory failure, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Convulsion
A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AU with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Epilim treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Epilim treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Convulsion
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Meropenem
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Epilim.

Convulsion, Withdrawal Syndrome
A 51-year-old male patient from AU (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Epilim(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Convulsion
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Epilim efficacy:
  • Ebixa
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
  • Omeprazole
  • Sodium Valproate
  • Temazepam
  • Thyroxine Sodium


Epilepsy, Muscle Twitching, Tetany, Vision Blurred, Agitation, Disturbance In Attention, Headache
In this report, Epilim was administered for the following condition: NA.A 62-year-old female consumer from AU (weight: NA) started Epilim treatment (dosage: NA) on NS.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Tetany
  • Vision Blurred
  • Agitation
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Headache
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Citalopram Hydrochloride
  • Lamictal
  • Topamax
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Epilim treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Grand Mal Convulsion, Accidental Overdose
This is a report of the following Epilim side effect(s):
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Accidental Overdose
A 32-year-old male patient from AU (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Epilim (dosage: NA) starting: NS.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Paracetamol
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Phenytoin Sodium
  • Entecavir
This report suggests that a Epilim treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Hair Texture Abnormal, Pain In Extremity, Lid Sulcus Deepened, Coordination Abnormal, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Headache, Grand Mal Convulsion, Fatigue
This Epilim report was submitted by a 44-year-old female consumer from AU (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: petit mal epilepsy,eye movement disorder and Epilim was administered (dosage: NA) starting: 200705. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Hair Texture Abnormal
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Lid Sulcus Deepened
  • Coordination Abnormal
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Headache
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Fatigue
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Epilim treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Hepatocellular Injury, Stevens-johnson Syndrome
This is a report of a possible correlation between Epilim use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Hepatocellular Injury
  • Stevens-johnson Syndrome
which could contribute to an assessment of Epilim risk profile.A 14-year-old male consumer from AU (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Epilim (dosage: NA) starting NS.Other concurrent medications:
  • Lamictal


Delirium, Intentional Self-injury, Loss Of Consciousness, Suicide Attempt, Akathisia, Hallucination, Pruritus, Rash, Tremor
A 17-year-old female patient from AU (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Epilim (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Delirium
  • Intentional Self-injury
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Akathisia
  • Hallucination
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
  • Tremor
The treatment was started on NS. Epilim was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride
  • Zyprexa
  • Abilify
  • Temazepam
  • Diazepam
This report could alert potential Epilim consumers.

Blood Prolactin Increased, Neutropenia, Leukopenia, Amenorrhoea, Thrombocytopenia
In this report, a 43-year-old female patient from GB (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Epilim Chrono side effect.The patient was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After a treatment with Epilim Chrono (dosage: NA, start date: 201212), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Blood Prolactin Increased
  • Neutropenia
  • Leukopenia
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Thrombocytopenia
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Xeplion
  • Xeplion
  • Diazepam
  • Olanzapine
  • Omeprazole
  • Bisoprolol
  • Calcichew D3
  • Ferrous Sulfate
The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Epilim Chrono treatment.

Petit Mal Epilepsy, Abnormal Behaviour, Screaming, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Aggression, Ballismus
This is a report of a 5-year-old male patient from GB (weight: NA), who used Epilim (dosage: NA) for a treatment of petit mal epilepsy. After starting a treatment on Sep 10, 2013, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Petit Mal Epilepsy
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Screaming
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity
  • Aggression
  • Ballismus
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Epilim treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Epilim treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Petit Mal Epilepsy, Abnormal Behaviour, Screaming, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Aggression, Ballismus.

Angioedema, Rash Erythematous
This angioedema side effect was reported by a health professional from AU. A 15-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Epilim (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Epilim the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Angioedema
  • Rash Erythematous
These side effects may potentially be related to Epilim.

Delirium
This is a Epilim side effect report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from AU, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Epilim (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a delirium side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Delirium
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Epilim treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in delirium.

Altered State Of Consciousness
This report suggests a potential Epilim altered state of consciousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 17-year-old female patient from AU (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Epilim (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Epilim the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lamictal
  • Diazepam
  • Droperidol
  • Midazolam
  • Seroquel
  • Abilify
Although Epilim demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as altered state of consciousness, may still occur.

Ascites, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Pyrexia, Abdominal Distension, Chills, Abdominal Pain
This ascites problem was reported by a health professional from AU. A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Epilim (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Keflex
  • Ethinylestradiol/norethisterone
When commencing Epilim, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Pyrexia
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Chills
  • Abdominal Pain
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as ascites, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Subdural Haematoma, Confusional State, Headache
This is a Epilim side effect report of a 34-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Epilim (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Clopine
  • Aspirin
  • Clomipramine Hydrochloride
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Subdural Haematoma
  • Confusional State
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Epilim could cause subdural haematoma and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Rhabdomyolysis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase, Hepatitis
A 34-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU with the following symptoms: NA started Epilim treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Epilim treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase
  • Hepatitis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Risperdal
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Epilim side effects, such as rhabdomyolysis.

Consciousness Fluctuating, Dysarthria, Ataxia, Tremor
This consciousness fluctuating side effect was reported by a health professional from AU. A 22-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Epilim (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Epilim the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Consciousness Fluctuating
  • Dysarthria
  • Ataxia
  • Tremor
These side effects may potentially be related to Epilim.

Cardiac Failure, Hypoxia, Myocarditis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, C-reactive Protein Increased, Dyspnoea, Influenza Like Illness, Malaise, Myalgia
This is a report of a 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Epilim (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Clozaril
  • Ranitidine
  • Sodium Valproate
  • Metformin Hydrochloride
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Hypoxia
  • Myocarditis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • C-reactive Protein Increased
  • Dyspnoea
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Malaise
  • Myalgia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Epilim treatment in male patients, resulting in cardiac failure side effect.

Renal Impairment, Blood Creatinine Increased
This report suggests a potential Epilim Renal Impairment, Blood Creatinine Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Epilim (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Epilim the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Impairment
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Irbesartan
  • Durogesic
  • Endone
  • Naprosyn (Slow Release- Roche)
  • Digoxin
  • Pandol
  • Pravastatin
Although Epilim demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as renal impairment, may still occur.

Angioedema, Rash
This Angioedema, Rash problem was reported by a health professional from AU. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Epilim (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Epilim, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Angioedema
  • Rash
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as angioedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Status Epilepticus, Choking, Aspiration, Convulsion, Transaminases Increased, Lipase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Pyrexia
This is a report of a 32-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy and was treated with Epilim (dosage: NA) starting Mar 12, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Choking
  • Aspiration
  • Convulsion
  • Transaminases Increased
  • Lipase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Pyrexia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Epilim treatment could cause the above reactions, including status epilepticus, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Epilepsy
A 3-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Epilim treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Epilim treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Epilepsy
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Epilim.

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Top 10 Epilim Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Convulsion 49
Epilepsy 13
Tremor 10
Malaise 8
Fall 7
Headache 7
Nausea 7
Off Label Use 7
Somnolence 7
Coordination Abnormal 6

Top 10 Epilim Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Convulsion 60
Abnormal Behaviour 15
Epilepsy 12
Somnolence 9
Dizziness 8
Hyponatraemia 8
Confusional State 7
Fall 7
Product Quality Issue 7
Tremor 7

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