Oxcarbazepine

OXIVIB 300

COMPOSITION
Oxcarbazepine300MG
SPECIFICATION
FORMTABLET
PACKING 10x1x10
PACKING TYPEBLISTER
MRP

DESCRIPTION

Oxcarbazepine is structurally a derivative of carbamazepine, adding an extra oxygen atom to the benzylcarboxamide group. This difference helps reduce the impact on the liver of metabolizing the drug, and also prevents the serious forms of anemia occasionally associated with carbamazepine. Aside from this reduction in side effects, it is thought to have the same mechanism as carbamazepine – sodium channel inhibition – and is generally used to treat partial seizures in epileptic children and adults.

SIDE EFFECTS

Isolated cases of overdose with oxcarbazepine have been reported. The maximum dose taken was approximately 24,000 mg. All patients recovered with symptomatic treatment.

INDICATION

For use as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy and as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in children ages 4-16 with epilepsy.