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Oxcarb 150 mg (Oxcarbazepine)
Oxcarbazepine (oxcarbamazepine) 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 works by stabilising the electrical activity of your brain and controls fits.
Oxcarb 150 is an anticonvulsant, or antiepileptic drug. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures. oxcarbazepine 150 mg is used either alone or with other medicines to treat partial seizures. The Trileptal brand of oxcarbazepine is used as a single medicine in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. Trileptal is used with other medicines in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.
Oxcarbazepine is sold under various trade names, some of which are Trileptal and Oxcarb (made by Cipla). Oxcarbazepine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Take Oxcarb 150 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 150 mg 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 due to it. Do not stop taking Oxcarb 150 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.
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.
In case of an overdose of Oxcarbazepine, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.
- 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, problems in speech, concentration, coordination, and walking.
- Oxcarb 150 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.
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 Oxcarb 150 anti convulsant medication. There can be others. Share the list of all present medication which you may be using with your doctor. Never start a new medication on your own.
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 150 mg get you high?
No, Oxcarb 150 does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high.
Q. Does oxcarbazepine 150 mg cause weight gain?
Oxcarbazepine is not known to cause weight changes.
Q. Does Oxcarb 150 cause acne or hair loss?
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of oxcarbazepine.
Q. Does Oxcarb 150make you tired?
Oxcarbazepine can cause unusual tiredness and weakness.
Q. Does Oxcarb 150 help with depression?
Oxcarbazepine does not heal depressed mood.
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