Oxcarb 150 mg (Oxcarbazepine)
Oxcarbazepine, the active ingredient of Oxcarb 150 mg belongs to antiepileptic medication that is used to control epilepsy in adults and children over 6. It is advised to take alone or in combination with other medications for a particular type of epilepsy or partial seizures that are caused by the uncontrolled spreading of electrical activity across the brain. The drug is available under different brand names and in various forms. Oxcarbazepine tablets are used as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures and as an adjunctive therapy in children of 2-year-old or and above.
Oxcarb general information
What is Oxcarb 150 mg used for?
The active component of the medicine Oxcarbazepine works by controlling this electrical activity in the brain. It is used as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults and as a monotherapy in the treatment of partial seizures in children aged 4-6 years and above with epilepsy. Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant medication that can reduce the occurrence of epileptic episodes. It’s not intended to cure epilepsy. Moreover, this medication has the capacity to improve mood and reduce anxiety and mania. Some symptoms of this condition include:
- Depression, sadness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
- Decreased appetite
- Feeling worthless, guilty, hopeless
- Fatigue and trouble concentrating,
- Nervous feeling
- Psychomotor retardation
How does Oxcarb 150 mg works?
The therapeutic effect of Oxcarb 150 is primarily exerted through the active metabolite 10-monohydroxy derivative (MHD) of Oxcarbazepine. Though it’s not essential to regularly monitor MHD, but it’s useful when an alteration in MHD clearance is carried out.
Oxcarbazepine is approved for the treatment of partial seizures and bipolar disorder that involves episodes of depression and mania. The structural derivative of this medicine is carbamazepine with a ketone in place of the carbon. Therefore, it helps to reduce the impact of on the liver of metabolizing the drug while preventing the risks of anemia or agranulocytosis.
Where to buy Oxcarb online?
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What does Oxcarb contain?
If you take the liquid form of Oxcarb, its each ml contains Oxcarbazepine 60 mg. Its nonmedical ingredients include purified water, sorbitol, propylene glycol, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polyethylene glycol-400 stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbic acid, yellow-plum-lemon aroma, methylparaben, ethanol, sorbic acid, propylparaben, and sodium saccharin.
What are the side effects of Oxcarb:
Some common side effects associated with Oxcarb 150 mg include:
- Blurred or double vision
- Hair loss
Although most of these side effects don't happen very often, they should not be avoided. On the other hand, you must consult your doctor as soon as you experience the following side effects:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Double vision or other vision changes
- Abdominal pain (moderate to severe)
- Signs of anemia
- Nervousness, confusion, or feeling unusually emotional
- Signs of clotting problems
- Signs of liver problems
What medications interact with Oxcarb?
Oxcarb 150 mg and its active metabolite (MHD) could interact with some medications that are metabolized via CYP 450. Such medications include phenytoin, citalopram, propranolol, amitriptyline, diazepam, imipramine, omeprazole, and progesterone. Some other substances like apixaban, aripiprazole, quetiapine, rilpivirine, tamoxifen and alcohol should not be taken along with Oxcarb 150 mg.
When should Oxcarb 150 mg not be taken?
Generally, Oxcarb 150 mg is avoided when you have some existing conditions or allergies. Some of these specific conditions include:
- Low blood counts (neutrophils)
- Allergic reactions
- Birth control
- Hypersensitivity syndrome
- Reduced kidney function
- Low sodium levels
- Severe skin reactions
- Thyroid problems
How should Oxcarb be taken
Oxcarb 150 mg is available in both liquid and tablet form in 150, 300 and 600 mg. Your doctor will advise which form suits you best.
How long should you take Oxcarb?
You should continue taking the drug for as long as recommended by your physician.
Missed dose of Oxcarb
It’s advised not to miss this medication. Even if you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember to regulate schedule. Don’t increase the amount of medicine if you have skipped the previous dose.
How should Oxcarb be stored?
You can store Oxcarb at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children. Its liquid should be used up to 7 weeks after opening the bottle.