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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Oxcarbazepine (Overview)

Oxcarbazepine is a sodium channel blocker, one of the anti-epileptic pharmacotherapies with a keto group at the 10 carbon position. It is approximately 50% protein bound in the plasma. It is sometimes used for the treatment of pain, such as chronic pain with neuropathic components, headaches (for example trigeminal neuralgia). Some of its side effects include dizziness and vertigo, fatigue.


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What is differance between OXCARBAZEPINE and CARBAZEPINE?

What is differance between OXCARBAZEPINE and CARBAZEPINE?

Similar: Oxcarbazepine is is a derivative of carbamazepine. Both are anti-seizure medications that work by a similar mechanism. Oxcarbazepine tends to have less side effects.

Dr. Julie Abbott
35 Doctors shared insights

Oxcarbazepine (Overview)

Oxcarbazepine is a sodium channel blocker, one of the anti-epileptic pharmacotherapies with a keto group at the 10 carbon position. It is approximately 50% protein bound in the plasma. It is sometimes used for the treatment of pain, such as chronic pain with neuropathic components, headaches (for example trigeminal neuralgia). Some of its side effects include dizziness and vertigo, fatigue.


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Please describe the medication: oxcarbazepine?

Please describe the medication: oxcarbazepine?

Oxcarbazepine is a s: Oxcarbazepine is a sodium channel blocker, one of the anti-epileptic pharmacotherapies with a keto group at the 10 carbon position. It is approximately 50% protein bound in the plasma. It is sometimes used for the treatment of pain, such as chronic pain with neuropathic components, headaches (for example trigeminal neuralgia). Some of its side effects include dizziness and vertigo, fatigue.

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Would 300 mg of oxcarbazepine effect my Mirena (levonorgestrel) at all? I have Mirena (levonorgestrel) to stop periods an not get pregnant. Oxcarbazepine for bipolar

Would 300 mg of oxcarbazepine effect my Mirena (levonorgestrel) at all? I have Mirena (levonorgestrel) to stop periods an not get pregnant. Oxcarbazepine for bipolar

No worry: Mirena (levonorgestrel) works by the fact that it is in your uterus. Even IUD without medications are effective for birth control. Secondly, the effect to reduce your bleeding is local to your uterus, not systemic. So it will still work for your bleeding. Yes, your blood levels may be less, but that is not the way Mirena (levonorgestrel) works.

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Is my Mirena (levonorgestrel) effective while taking oxcarbazepine? My doctor wouldn't answer this. I'm on 900 mg for bipolar. I don't want kids.

Is my Mirena (levonorgestrel) effective while taking oxcarbazepine? My doctor wouldn't answer this. I'm on 900 mg for bipolar. I don't want kids.

Bipolar and Mirena (levonorgestrel): Yes Oxcarbazepine may decrease the hormonal contraceptive levels decreasing the efficacy of your Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Not sure why your doctor would not answer this question. So, you need to use another form of birth control with your Mirena (levonorgestrel) when you have sex or have your psychiatrist make changes in your medications. Please do not make any changes on your own.

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Best medicine for epileptic seizures? Daughter was on oxcarbazepine 300mg. 1.5 2x daily and she had two seizures in one day after being on it for almost 1 month.

Best medicine for epileptic seizures? Daughter was on oxcarbazepine 300mg. 1.5 2x daily and she had two seizures in one day after being on it for almost 1 month.

See below: Why oxcarbazepine, an older generic drug which can cause low sodium, liver toxicity, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and teratogenic risks? Most epilepsy specialists might choose lamotrigine, depakote, vimpat, (lacosamide) keppra, as alternative drugs. Furthermore, you need to have her within a therapeutic range on any med, and the above dose is not close. Get a second opinion.

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What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

Headache plus: Common side effects include headache, fatigue, and stomach upset (nausea). These are often present in the beginning or after a dose change. The higher the dose, the more likely they occur. Low sodium in the blood is common in older people and in others who take other medications that have a tendency to do the same. Sodium levels should be monitored. In general, trileptal is a safe drug.

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What happens if I think the worse scenario very often and I feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if I think the worse scenario very often and I feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed.

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What are some of the side effects of oxetol?

What are some of the side effects of oxetol?

Trileptal: Nausea & other GI side-effects not uncommon & most times they subside with time. Trileptal at optimum dose is decent Anticonvulsant which can work as anxiolytic & mood stabilizing agent. Also, dizziness & blurred vision & headaches & poor concentration.

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Please describe the medication: oxcarbazepine?

Oxcarbazepine is a s: Oxcarbazepine is a sodium channel blocker, one of the anti-epileptic pharmacotherapies with a keto group at the 10 carbon position. It is approximately 50% protein bound in the plasma. It is sometimes used for the treatment of pain, such as chronic pain with neuropathic components, headaches (for example trigeminal neuralgia). Some of its side effects include dizziness and vertigo, fatigue.

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What is differance between OXCARBAZEPINE and CARBAZEPINE?

Similar: Oxcarbazepine is is a derivative of carbamazepine. Both are anti-seizure medications that work by a similar mechanism. Oxcarbazepine tends to have less side effects.

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What are side effects of oxcarbazepine?

What are side effects of oxcarbazepine?

Many: Can have effects on liver and bone marrow, serum sodium levels may drop, rare increase in cholesterol. Systemic problems also include, nausea, and stomach upset, drowsiness and dizziness, allergic reactions, adverse drug-drug interactions, and osteoporosis.

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Does oxetol lead to memory loss? Please, need some answers?

Does oxetol lead to memory loss? Please, need some answers?

Not reported: Get emergency medical help at signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of --face, lips, tongue, or throat. Oxetol can reduce the sodium in your body to dangerously low levels, causing a life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Contact doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, weakness, thirst, loss of appetite, headache, confusion, No memory loss reported.

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I am taking oxcarbazepine for pain. I am getting terrible night spasms cana take a 5 mg, valium?

I am taking oxcarbazepine for pain. I am getting terrible night spasms cana take a 5 mg, valium?

What treatment is. .: ... Best for you depends on what your dr. Finds during your assessment. Oxcarbazapine and valium are both capable of treating seizures, one is an anticonvulsant the other is a tranquillizer. I cannot tell if valium is right for you. I know that you should get your dr's opinion.

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Does oxcarbazepine increase the metabolism of methadone?

Does oxcarbazepine increase the metabolism of methadone?

Maybe: Interaction checker indicates this may increase or decrease methadone levels. This is not a good combination of medications. Only use if prescribed and closely monitored.

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What are common side effects of oxcarbazepine (trileptal)?

Headache plus: Common side effects include headache, fatigue, and stomach upset (nausea). These are often present in the beginning or after a dose change. The higher the dose, the more likely they occur. Low sodium in the blood is common in older people and in others who take other medications that have a tendency to do the same. Sodium levels should be monitored. In general, trileptal is a safe drug.

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Can oxcarbazepine cause hair color darkening? Redish-brown to black? After two years without medication my hair has returned to its very light color

Can oxcarbazepine cause hair color darkening? Redish-brown to black? After two years without medication my hair has returned to its very light color

Oxcarbazepine: While the drug, which is an anti eleptic cause alopecia as well as many other side effects, I am not aware of it causing changes in hair color.

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Is it okay to take a pro hormone with oxcarbazepine?

Is it okay to take a pro hormone with oxcarbazepine?

Drug interactions.: Oxcarbazine metabolizes through the liver and potential drug-drug interactions may be rather common. Probably this will be trivial, but need to ascertain whether the oxcarb level will be affected by your hormone. Ask your doctor to check potential issues for you.

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Oxcarbazepine 300MG Perphenazine 2mg is safe with coffee in the morning?

Oxcarbazepine 300MG Perphenazine 2mg is safe with coffee in the morning?

Drink your coffee: Do not get hung up on avoidance of caffeine in coffee. No real risk of any consequence in this situation.