What is Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine) used for?
Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine) is an oral anticonvulsant medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from epilepsy. It operates by regulating nerve impulses in the brain and nerves to prevent seizures from occurring. This action may also make it useful for treating trigeminal neuralgia caused by nerve disorders in the face. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine)?
Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine) is normally administered once or twice daily, but your particular directions will depend on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal is recommended prior to use if you experience an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine)?
Side effects associated with the use of Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine) include:
Other more serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include increased occurrence of seizures, urinary retention, muscle weakness, chest pain, trouble breathing, tingling sensations, unusual bleeding, severe skin reactions, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require reduced dosages or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine) should not be used to treat patients who are fructose intolerant, allergic to oxcarbazepine, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have porphyrias, heart failure, heart block, arrhythmias, hyponatremia, decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Oxcarb-300 (Oxcarbazepine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.