Oxcarbazepine tablets are indicated for use as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults and as monotherapy in the treatment of partial seizures in children aged 4 years and above with epilepsy, and as adjunctive therapy in children aged 2 years and above with partial seizures.
Summary of side effects:
Oxcarbazepine(CAS:28721-07-5)can cause dizziness, drowsiness, blurred or double vision, fatigue, and may cause headaches, nausea and vomiting. There is also evidence of difficulty in concentration and mental sluggishness.Oxcarbazepine(CAS:28721-07-5)can also cause hyponatremia (2.7% of patients), so blood sodium levels should be tested if the patient complains of severe fatigue.
Some of these side effects (such as headache) are more pronounced shortly after a dose is taken and tend to fade with the passage of time (generally 60 to 90 minutes). A craving for salty foods (such as potato chips) and increased impulsiveness have also been noted.
Other side effects include stomach pain, tremor, rash, diarrhea, constipation, decreased appetite and dry mouth. Skin sensitivity to sunlight also may increase, and patients could experience severe sunburns as a result of sun exposure. The frequency of adverse effects rises above a daily dosage of 1200 mg. Some patients reported a sensation of incontinence without cause after taking the drug.
Details of side effects:
Dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, headache, trouble sleeping, acne, dry mouth, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A small number of people who take anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizure, bipolar disorder, pain) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Tell your doctor immediately if you or your family/caregiver notice any unusual/sudden changes in your mood, thoughts, or behavior including signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself.
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these serious side effects: double vision, change in vision, involuntary eye movements, difficulty speaking, difficulty concentrating, loss of coordination, trouble walking (abnormal gait), uncontrolled muscle movements (tremor), dulled sense of touch.
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these unlikely but very serious side effects: easy bleeding/bruising, chest pain, persistent sore throat, stomach/abdominal pain, bloody stool, dark urine, change in amount of urine, yellowing of eyes/skin.
A serious allergic reaction to Oxcarbazepine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: fever, rash, itching/swelling, joint/muscle pain, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects of Oxcarbazepine If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Want to learn more information about Oxcarbazepine, you can access the guidechem.com.