Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine Uses

Oxcarbazepine is used for Seizures

How Oxcarbazepine Works

Oxcarbazepine may prevent or halt seizures by closing or blocking sodium channels in neuronal cell membrane. By preventing sodium from entering the cell, oxcarbazepine may slow nerve impulse transmission, thus decreasing the rate at which neurons fire.

Common side effects of Oxcarbazepine

Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Abnormal Vision, Abdominal Pain, Indigestion, Nausea, Vomiting, Rash

Interaction

Drug : carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproic acid: Decreased blood oxcarbazepine level, possibly increased blood levels of phenobarbital and phenytoin.

felodipine, verapamil: Decreased blood levels of these drugs.

oral contraceptives: Decreased effectiveness.

Activity : alcohol use: Possibly additive CNS depressant effects.

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