Oxetol Suspension 60ml
Oxetol 300 MG Description
Oxetol suspension contains a medicine known as Oxcarbazepine. It is one of the medicines of the group called anti-epileptic medicines. It is used for the treatment of epilepsy or seizures, especially partial seizures and their complications. Do not take this medicine if you are having a history of allergy. Consult your doctor before using it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use this medicine in children below 6 years of age. Take immediate medical attention if you develop any skin rash. Do not stop this medicine without a doctor's advice as it may increase the chances of convulsions. Your doctor may advise different blood tests before and during the treatment with this medicine. Shake the bottle before use. Use within 7 weeks after opening the bottle.
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Uses of Oxetol 300 MG
Contraindications of Oxetol 300 MG
Side effects of Oxetol 300 MG
- Double vision
- Involuntary movements of the eyes
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Itchy skin
- Increased liver enzymes
- Very fast or slow irregular heartbeats
- Speech problem
Precautions and Warnings of Oxetol 300 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have an allergy to any other medicine used for seizures.
- You have any liver problems before or during the treatment.
- You have any kidney problems, especially associated with low sodium levels in the blood. (your doctor may start treatment with half the normal starting dose and may slowly increase the dose).
- You are taking any other medicine which can decrease blood sodium levels like Indomethacin, Ibuprofen (pain killers), Diuretics (water pills used in heart-related problems).
- You have any heart problems like pumping problems (difficulty in breathing, swelling of ankles).
- You are taking hormonal contraceptives.
- Tell your doctor if you develop any of the following conditions during the treatment: Tiredness, breathlessness when exercising, looking pale, headache, chills, dizziness, infections leading to fever, sore throat, mouth ulcer, bleeding or bruising more easily than normal, nose bleeding, reddish or purplish patches, unexplained blotches on the skin (these may be the signs of bleeding problems), thoughts about self-harming or suicide, fast or unusually slow heartbeats, blistering and peeling of skin (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis). This condition can be serious and occurs usually during the first week of treatment. It is more common in patients of Han Chinese and Thai origin, ulcers in the mouth, throat, nose, genitals and conjunctivitis (red and swollen eyes), increase in the frequency of seizures....
- Your doctor may advise frequent blood tests for thyroid function, as this medicine may cause Hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid gland function).
- Your doctor may advise blood tests for determining the dose of medicine as well.
- This medicine should not be used in children below 6 years of age
- Your doctor will try to maintain the patient on the single best medicine. If patients having severe epilepsy, they may prescribe two or more medicines for that.
Directions for Use of Oxetol 300 MG
- Take Oxetol suspension as instructed by your doctor.
- Shake well before use.
- Use a measuring cup, spoon, or dropper for the exact quantity.
Storage and disposal of Oxetol 300 MG
- Store Oxetol suspension in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
- Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
- Use within 7 weeks after opening the bottle.
- After 7 weeks dispose of unused suspension properly.
- Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
Quick Tips of Oxetol 300 MG
- Oxetol suspension is used to treat epilepsy or seizures. It contains oxcarbazepine as the active ingredient. The medicine acts to control the electrical activity in the brain thereby reducing the frequency of fits....
- Consult your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine, pregnant, or breastfeeding before using it. It is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age.
- If you feel dizzy after taking this medicine, it is recommended to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any such activities that require mental alertness. Your doctor may advise you to avoid alcohol....
- Inform your doctor if you have any kidney, heart, or liver problems. Also, inform about all your other medicines and your complete medical history.
- Oxetol suspension use with other medicines like anticonvulsants, hormonal contraceptives, diuretics, immunosuppressants, or rifampicin must be avoided, or used as per your doctor's advice. Do not take any medicine on your own without confirming with your doctor during treatment with this medicine....
- Vomiting, nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, headache, or involuntary movements may occur in some individuals with the use of this medicine. Inform your doctor if these effects bother you or do not go away....
Dosage of Oxetol 300 MG
Missed a Dose
Mode of Action of Oxetol 300 MG
How Does It Work?
- Normally in the brain, the electrical activity is going on in a controlled manner. When there is an imbalance in this electrical activity, it becomes uncontrolled. That produces symptoms like muscle tightening, unusual head movements, blank stares, moving of eyes side to side, numbness, tingling or hallucinations (seeing, smelling or hearing things that are not present). ...
- Oxcarbazepine helps in controlling electrical activity in the brain and decreases the frequency of seizures or fits. It works by keeping the brain’s over-excitable nerve cells under control. This reduces the frequency of such fits....
Interactions of Oxetol 300 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Tell your doctor about any of the other medicine you are taking which includes medicine without prescription and herbal medicines as well, as these medicines may alter the effectiveness of Oxetol suspension or increase the chances of side effects....
- Inform your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including:
- other anticonvulsant medicines like Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine and Valproic acid.
- Hormonal contraceptives (Oxcarbazepine decreases the effectiveness of contraceptive medicines; thus, your doctor may advise you to try other forms of contraception)
- Lithium and MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors), like Phenelzine and Moclobemide, (these medicines are used to treat mental illness)
- Medicines that can lower sodium levels in the blood like diuretics (used to treat high blood pressure), desmopressin (used for bedwetting) and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (pain killers). Oxcarbazepine can lower the sodium levels in your blood further which may lead to symptoms of sodium shortage ...
- Medicines to decrease the body’s immune system (immunosuppressants) such as ciclosporin, tacrolimus (used to prevent organ transplantation)
- Rifampicin (an antibiotic used for the treatment of tuberculosis)