|Category of Drug||Oxcarbazepine is a Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics drug|
|Mechanism of Action|
|Indications|| Oxcarbazepine 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 oxcarbazepine-to-carbamazepine ratio of 300:200.
|Available dosage forms||1. TABLETS|
|Precautions|| 1. Pregnancy|
|Adverse Effects||1. Less frequently than they do with carbamazepine|
2. hyponatremia is more common
but not clinically significant, rash, weight gain,
alopecia, nausea, headache, somnolence.