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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. ...Read more

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Oxcarbazepine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What medications can help with nerve pain caused by my multiple sclerosis? I have tried gabapentin and oxcabazapine and both have stopped working. 

What medications can help with nerve pain caused by my multiple sclerosis? I have tried gabapentin and oxcabazapine and both have stopped working. 

Change dose: You might have built up tolerance and need dose escalation. Titrate Gabapentin to 1200 mg 3xday or 900 4xday. If alreadymat 3600 mg per day consider switching to lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read more

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Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Don't 2nd guess: Neither is w/o risk and they are Rx'd for different (w/ overlap) conditions. You need to work w/ your Dr on selecting the best for you - say clearly that safety is impt to you. Know what they expect it to for your condition. Side EFX are pretty similar for both - your other health issues might be the swing vote. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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Oxetol XR 300 tablet is prescribed for what disease?

Oxetol XR 300 tablet is prescribed for what disease?

Oxcarbazepine: Is an anticonvulsant that can be used for seizure disorders, tics, anxiety and mood disorders. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does oxetol 450 have any side effects? I have been taking it from past 2 years for epilepsy.

Does oxetol 450 have any side effects? I have been taking it from past 2 years for epilepsy.

Get checked out: Any medication can affect liver, kidney, blood count, blood chemistries. You need routine blood tests and urinalysis. Any medication can affect mood, alertness, memory, attention, as well as causing nausea, dizziness, difficulty with sleep, etc. Review all of these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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My friend has epilepsy problem, she consulted many neurologists one of them suggested two tablets-torleva XR 500 and oxetol XR 300.Is it right one?

My friend has epilepsy problem, she consulted many neurologists one of them suggested two tablets-torleva XR 500 and oxetol XR 300.Is it right one?

Depends.: Initial choice of seizure meds depends on the type of seizure - generalized vs partial, tonic-clonic vs absence, etc. If the first choice medication does not work, adding others or replacing the first med are all possible, but ultimately it's going to be trial and error. ...Read more

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I take oxcarbazepine for pain. Can I take a 5 mg Valium for the night muscle spasms it causes?

I take oxcarbazepine for pain. Can I take a 5 mg Valium for the night muscle spasms it causes?

Yes: Oxcarbazepine and valium can be taken without high risk for interaction. In general, try to avoid benzodiazepines like valium because they lower the quality of sleep. Oxcarbazepine is not a typical first line choice for pain either. ...Read more

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I am taking oxetol 300mg 1 tablet a day after dinner. I would like to know any problem if I take moxikind-cv 625 for my dental treatment?

I am taking oxetol 300mg 1 tablet a day after dinner. I would like to know any problem if I take moxikind-cv 625 for my dental treatment?

No problems: You should be able to take both medications as needed without them affecting each other or any dental treatment. ...Read more

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I am having oxcarbazepine for anger and irritability. Dose 150mg morning and evening. Improvement not significant. I feel anxiety, irrited.

I am having oxcarbazepine for anger and irritability. Dose 150mg morning and evening. Improvement not significant. I feel anxiety, irrited.

Oxcarbazepine no go: Oxcarbazepibe is a mood stabilizer (anti-epileptic) that is often used to quell irritability In patients who struggle with this a lot. Particularly, if it is used in the irritability encountered in bipolar disorder. If you don't feel improved, this med may not be the right choice for you! Contact you doc, let him/her know how you feel, and make a new plan to feel better :) ...Read more

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Latuda (lurasidone) and oxcarbazepine caused hyperprolactinemia, now untreated, the Dr office shut down how do I go about getting treatment?

Latuda (lurasidone) and oxcarbazepine caused hyperprolactinemia, now untreated, the Dr office shut down how do I go about getting treatment?

Answer: Contact another specialist in your local area----some of the side effects of the medications will wear off after time----some have more prolonged actions-----but you also have to deal with the PSY issues you were being treated for----for which you will need to establish with another physician in that specialty field ...Read more

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I am on antidepressants and I am sick. I was wondering if it's okay to take cold/flu meds while taking oxcarbazepine? If so, what ones are safe?

I am on antidepressants and I am sick. I was wondering if it's okay to take cold/flu meds while taking oxcarbazepine? If so, what ones are safe?

Oxcarbazepine: You can take drugs like pseudofed and robitussin A-C if you are on Trileptal (oxcarbazepine). However, if you are on other medications, you will need to check on whether there are other interactions with those medications as well. If you have the patient insert of these medications, that's a good place to start. ...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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I haven't had a period on the Mirena (levonorgestrel). I'm taking oxcarbazepine will that make me get my period again?

I haven't had a period on the Mirena (levonorgestrel). I'm taking oxcarbazepine will that make me get my period again?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) works mainly locally on the uterine lining. You should still get the sam benefit from Mirena (levonorgestrel). So, do not stress. Be well and stay calm. ...Read more

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Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Agree w Dr. Ali: Which is best for treating which condition? . Paxil is an SSRI antidepressant which is good for treatment of typical depressive sx 's & anxiety. Bupropion is a unique antidepressant which is good for seasonal affective disorder, atypical depression & smoking cessation. Oxcarbazepine is a mood stabilizer and olanzapine is an antipsychotic. You are asking us to compare apples & organges. ...Read more

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I have a chronic itch on my face, mostly near my eyes, that does not respond to ANY creams, nor oxcarbazepine, or steroids, any suggestions?

I have a chronic itch on my face, mostly near my eyes, that does not respond to ANY creams, nor oxcarbazepine, or steroids, any suggestions?

Allergy/Dryness: Do you use makeup?? If so change to a hypoallergenic brand. The most common cause of symptoms you describe in women is makeup combined with DRYNESS of the skin due to the drying effect many brands of face powder have. If you do not wear makeup use MOISTURIZING cream. Sometimes simply sitting in the bathroom and running a steaming shower can help!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...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