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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Oxcarbazepine (Overview)

It is one of the newer anti-seizure medications. (similar to tegretol) it is very expensive but effective in controlling seizures. Some psych docs use it also for anger management control.


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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. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
33 doctors shared insights

Oxcarbazepine (Overview)

It is one of the newer anti-seizure medications. (similar to tegretol) it is very expensive but effective in controlling seizures. Some psych docs use it also for anger management control.


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Please describe the medication: oxcarbazepine?

Please describe the medication: oxcarbazepine?

AKA Trileptal: It is one of the newer anti-seizure medications. (similar to tegretol) it is very expensive but effective in controlling seizures. Some psych docs use it also for anger management control. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more