Oxcarbamazepine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Oxcarbamazepine is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Oxcarbamazepine is used for
1.Monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the
treatment of partial seizures
2. secondary generalized seizure
3. substitution for carbamazepine can be made abruptly with an oxcarbamazepine-to carbamazepine ratio of 300:200.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Precautions 1. Pregnancy
2. Interactions

Adverse Effects
 1. Less frequently than they do with carbamazepine
2. Hyponatremia is more common
but not clinically significant
3. Rash
4. Weight gain
5. Alopecia
6. Nausea
7. Headache
8. Somnolence.
Pregnancy Category C

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