Oxcarbazepine is used alone or along with other medicines to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy).
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved labeling that is professional the drug but that may be recommended by your medical care professional. Use this medication for a condition that is listed in this section only when it has been so prescribed by the health care expert.
This medication may also be used to assist treat certain kinds of nerve discomfort (such as trigeminal neuralgia).
Read the Medication Guide supplied by your pharmacist before you start using oxcarbazepine and each time you get a refill. If you have any relevant questions, pose a question to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, often twice daily. The dosage relies on your medical condition and response to treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on their weight. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a dose that is low slowly boost your dosage. Follow your doctor's instructions very carefully.
Use this medication frequently to obtain the most benefit from it. Each day to help you remember, take it at the same times.
Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions (such as for example seizures) can become worse when this drug is instantly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually reduced.
Tell your medical practitioner if your seizures aggravate.
Dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal discomfort, headache, sleep disorders, or constipation may occur. If any one of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medicine she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A little number of people who take anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizure, manic depression, discomfort) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Tell your medical practitioner immediately in the event that you or your family/caregiver notice any changes that are unusual/sudden your mood, ideas, or behavior including signs of despair, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself.
Tell your doctor right away for those who have any serious side effects, including: lack of coordination, eyesight changes (such as double vision), rapid/uncontrollable eye movements, shaking (tremor), easy bleeding/bruising, uncommon tiredness, signs of an infection (such as sore throat that doesn't disappear, coughing).
Get help that is medical away when you yourself have any very severe adverse effects, including: upper body discomfort, symptoms of low sodium level (severe nausea, extreme drowsiness, confusion, seizures), signs of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting it doesn't stop, lack of appetite, severe stomach/abdominal discomfort, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), improvement in amount of urine, muscle weakness/tenderness/pain.
Oxcarbazepine might rarely cause very serious (possibly fatal) skin reactions. Some people in certain ethnic groups (including people of Asian/South Asian descent) are at greater risk. Your physician may order a blood test to measure your risk before you start this medication. If the blood test shows you are at greater risk, your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of oxcarbazepine and other treatment choices with you. Such skin reactions have developed mostly within the first few months of treatment. Get medical help right away in the event that you develop signs and symptoms of a significant epidermis reaction such as for instance skin rash/blisters/peeling, itching, or swelling. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for additional information.
A tremendously serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in the event that you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: fever, rash, itching/swelling (especially associated with face/tongue/throat/lymph nodes), severe dizziness, trouble respiration.
This is not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your medical practitioner for medical advice about negative effects. You may report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about side results. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking oxcarbazepine, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to carbamazepine or eslicarbazepine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which can cause allergic reactions or other dilemmas. Speak to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney condition, mineral imbalance (low amount of salt within the bloodstream).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your medical practitioner or dental practitioner about all the products you utilize (including prescription drugs, nonprescription medications, and organic services and products).
During maternity, this medication must certanly be used only whenever demonstrably needed. It may damage an unborn baby. However, since untreated seizures are a serious condition that can harm both a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, do not stop taking this medication unless directed by the doctor. You may be pregnant, discuss with your doctor right away the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy if you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think. Since hormonal birth control may perhaps not work if taken with this medication (see also Drug Interactions section), discuss reliable forms of birth control with your doctor.
This medicine passes into breast milk but is unlikely to damage a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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