Oxcarbazepine is an oral medicine used to treat a specific type of seizure, called partial seizure, in people who have epilepsy. It is an anticonvulsant or an antiepileptic medicine.
Q: How long the medicine stays in the body?
A: Half-life of medicine is 9-11 hours and can stay up to 18-22 hours in the body.
Q: Can I use this medicine in children?
A: Oxcarbazepine is not recommended for children under six years old since it is not a safe and effective treatment in this age group.
Q: What should I inform the doctor before taking this medicine?
If you are allergic to this medicine
If you have kidney or severe liver or heart problems
If you are taking other medicines that can lower sodium levels in the blood (e.g. Diuretics, Desmopressin and Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as Indometacin)
If you are using hormonal contraceptives