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What is the substitute drug for encorate chrono without any side effects?

Nov 2013
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Dear Dr What is the substitue drug for encorate chrono without constipation side effects?My uncle is taking encorate chrono 500mg for sleep myoclonus.But there is heavy constpation side effects.He wants to replace this drug with a different drug which does not cause constipation & other side effects.Also he is on cardiac medication which includes cardace h,betaloc 50mg,rosuvas,& ceruvin 75mg.Also he is taking rantac also.
Posted Tue, 23 Oct 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Thank you for contacting Healthcare magic.
Encorate chrono is a very good drug for sleep myoclonus. Since he is having side effects, you may substitute it with levetiracetam.
Common brands available in India are levipil and Keppra.
Also, it has no significant drug interactions. So, it can be safely used with his other medications.
Please get back for any follow up queries.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX consultant neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
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