Felbatol (Felbamate)

Felbamate General Information

Felbatol (Felbamate) is indicated for the treatment of severe seizures. Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden and abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

This medication should only be used when you cannot take other medications. It may also be used when other medications have not been able to control your seizures.

How does Felbatol (Felbamate) work?

Felbatol (Felbamate) has properties in common with other marketed anticonvulsants. The receptor binds to studies that this drug may be an antagonist at the strychnine-insensitive glycine-recognition. It is the site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-ionophore complex. Antagonism of the NMDA receptor glycine binding site may block the effects of the excitatory amino acids and suppress seizure activity.

Why use Felbatol (Felbamate)?

Felbatol (Felbamate) is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. This comes as a tablet. Each tablet has Felbamate as an active ingredient. It is a white to off-white crystalline powder. It also has a characteristic odor. This is available in the strengths of 400 mg and 600 mg for oral use. The FDA has already approved this medication.

How to use Felbatol (Felbamate)?

This is to be taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.

This is usually taken 3 to 4 times a day. You may take it with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, you may take it with food or milk. Remember to take it at the same time every day.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. You should not also take this more than the prescription. Use this regularly to get the most benefit from it.

What are the side-effects of Felbatol (Felbamate)?

Common side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Tired feeling
  • Acne
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in your sense of taste
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itching or skin rash
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping
  • Hiccups
  • Changes in weight or appetite

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any medical history or current medications/treatments.  
  • You should not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • This drug may make you feel dizzy or blur your vision. Do not drive or use any machinery.
  • This may not be recommended for pregnant women. If you are breastfeeding women, talk with your doctor first. Discuss the risks and benefits of this drug.