Oxcarb Tablet (Oxcarbazepine)

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Buy Oxcarb 150 mg (Oxcarbazepine), Oxcarbazepine (oxcarbazepine) is used to treat certain types of fits (partial seizures which usually do not affect the entire body and where the individuals are conscious even during the seizure), either alone or with other anti-seizure medicines. Oxcarbazepine belongs to a group of medicines called antiepileptic drugs. It is also referred to as Trileptal.

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What is Oxcarb Tablet (Oxcarbazepine)?

Oxcarbazepine is an anti convulsant or anti-epileptic drug. This medication reduces nerve impulses that induce seizures. Oxcarbazepine is prescribed primarily for the treatment of partial seizures in both adults and children who are at least 2 years and above.

Oxcarbazepine is sold under various trade names, some of which are Trileptal and Oxcarb (made by Cipla). This medication may also be given for conditions not mentioned in this guide.

How it works

Oxcarbazepine belongs to a group of medicines called antiepileptic drugs. It works by stabilizing the electrical activity of your brain and controls fits.

Oxcarbazepine Uses

Oxcarbazepine (oxcarbazepine) is used to treat certain types of fits (partial seizures which usually do not affect the entire body and where the individuals are conscious even during the seizure), either alone or with other anti-seizure medicines.

Precautions of Oxcarb Tablet (Oxcarbazepine)

Do not take Oxcarbazepine 300mg Tablet anti convulsant medication (Trileptal, Oxcarb) if you are allergic to it. Before taking this medication, you must inform your doctor if you have a liver or kidney disease, or if you are allergic to another anti-convulsant drug Oxcarbazepine.

Oxcarbazepine can dangerously lower sodium levels in the body resulting in life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Right away contact or see your doctor if you experience headache, thinking or memory problems, overall weakness, appetite loss, feeling unsteady, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, shortness of breath, or increased or more severe seizures.

Oxcarbazepine 600mg Tablet usage may lead to suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow-up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self-hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, or hyperactivity (mental or physical).

Oxcarbazepine has the potential of reducing the effectiveness of birth control pills. Hence, while taking this medication, an alternative form of contraception is recommended like condoms or diaphragm with spermicide. Oxcarbazepine is an FDA pregnancy category C drug which means it is not known to harm an unborn baby when taken during pregnancy. This drug can pass into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. You must consult your doctor about the safe use of Oxcarbazepine if you are pregnant, planning to become one, or if you are breastfeeding.

Oxcarbazepine is not meant for children below 2 years of age and should not be given to them under any circumstances.

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Before taking Oxcarbazepine Tablet

Prior to taking Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal, Oxcarb), you must keep in mind all the points mentioned above and take necessary precautions. Don’t forget to discuss each and every detail about safely taking this medication with your doctor.

How should I take Oxcarbazepine?

Take Oxcarbazepine 150mg Tablet of anti-convulsant medication (Trileptal, Oxcarb) strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Your doctor may occasionally change the dosage over several weeks or months to ensure proper treatment. Follow your doctor's directions properly

Oxcarbazepine should be taken twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Take this medication with a glass of water. Taking this medicine regularly as prescribed is the key to the maximum benefit. Do not stop taking Oxcarbazepine suddenly even if you feel fine without telling your doctor. You must stop it gradually by taking less and less medication after consulting your doctor and if he or she advises.

A combination of several medications is prescribed for seizures. Use all the seizure medications as prescribed. Always store Oxcarbazepine in a cool and dry place, away from any heat and moisture. Ensure that children and pets don’t have access to any medications.

What happens if I miss a dose of Oxcarbazepine?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, you have to skip the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Taking two doses near to each can cause too much of the drug concentration in the body and can be dangerous.

What happens if I overdose?

In case of an overdose of Oxcarbazepine, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.

Things and Activities to avoid while taking Oxcarbazepine

Do not get overheated or dehydrated during exercise or in hot weather while taking Oxcarbazepine. Remember to take sufficient fluids but not excessive. Alcohol consumption is not recommended with this medication.

Oxcarbazepine may impact your thinking capability and reflexes which can make activities like driving difficult and intimidating. Be extra careful while indulging in such activities or keep them to a minimum and do it when absolutely necessary while taking this medication.

Side Effects due to Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal, Oxcarb) is known to cause these common side effects: headache, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, or upset stomach. It is very rare that this medication has caused a severe skin rash. If you do get a serious skin rash, contact your doctor right away.

Oxcarbazepine has the potential to lower blood sodium levels which can result in double vision, and problems in speech, concentration, coordination, and walking.

Oxcarbazepine causes suicidal thoughts and therefore it is recommended that people who take this medication be monitored closely for signs of mood and behavior changes.

The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones to occur due to Oxcarbazepine usage. You should contact your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects or if your condition worsens after taking Oxcarbazepine.

Oxcarbazepine Dosing Information

Oxcarbazepine dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be fixed by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to obey your doctor strictly for the best results.

Oxcarb Tablet (Oxcarbazepine) Interaction with other drugs

Some drugs can interact with Oxcarbazepine like felodipine, carbamazepine, cyclosporine, Phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproic acid, or verapamil. These are not the only ones that can interact with Oxcarbazepine anti-convulsant medication. There can be others. Share the list of all present medications that you may be using with your doctor. Never start a new medication on your own.

Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue oxcarbazepine and consult your doctor if you are allergic to oxcarbazepine, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • The blood levels of oxcarbazepine will have to be monitored regularly to adjust your dose. Please follow the advice of your doctor as to when to do these tests.
  • Inform your doctor immediately of yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eye, an increase in the number of fits, an increase in heart rate, or if you develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms unusual tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, paleness, headache, chills, dizziness, frequent infections, mouth ulcers, bleeding from the nose or any other part of the body, or bruising more easily than normal, skin rashes.
  • Oxcarbazepine can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using nonhormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking oxcarbazepine.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while on treatment with oxcarbazepine as it may make you feel sleepy or dizzy especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose.

Frequently asked questions

Oxcarb Tablet (Oxcarbazepine)

Q. Is oxcarbazepine/ Trileptal safe?

Oxcarbazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does oxcarbazepine get you high?

No, oxcarbazepine does not alter perception, feelings, or emotion, and does not get you high.

Q. Does oxcarbazepine cause weight gain?

Oxcarbazepine is not known to cause weight changes.

Q. Does oxcarbazepine cause acne or hair loss?

Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of oxcarbazepine.

Q. Does oxcarbazepine make you tired?

Oxcarbazepine can cause unusual tiredness and weakness.

Q. Does oxcarbazepine help with depression?

Oxcarbazepine does not heal depressed mood.

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