Elepsia XR is part of the Anti-epileptics class and treats Epilepsy. Anti-epileptics are used to control seizures to treat epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. They work by reducing irregular brain impulses in the brain that cause seizures and pain. Elepsia XR is only available as a brand name drug. Compare anti-epileptics.

Elepsia XR Side Effects

Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Aggressive or angry


change in personality


cough or hoarseness




dry mouth



general feeling of discomfort or illness



irregular heartbeats


joint pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

mental depression

muscle aches and pains


painful or difficult urination


quick to react or overreact emotionally

rapidly changing moods




shortness of breath

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

sore throat

stuffy or runny nose


trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness


Less common

Bloody nose

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

clumsiness or unsteadiness


dizziness or lightheadedness

double vision


feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

feeling sad or empty

increase in body movements

loss of bladder control

loss of memory

mood or mental changes

outburst of anger

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

problems with memory

redness or swelling in the ear


sensation of spinning

shakiness and unsteady walk

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

tightness of the chest


trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

trouble concentrating

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Incidence not known

Attempts at killing oneself

being forgetful

bleeding gums

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin


blood in the urine or stools

bloody, black, or tarry stools

blurred vision

changes in vision

chest pain


dark urine

difficulty with moving

fast heartbeat

fever with or without chills

general feeling of tiredness or weakness

high fever

increase in body movements



light-colored stools

muscle pains or stiffness

painful or difficult urination

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

stomach pain, continuing

swollen glands

swollen joints

thoughts or attempts at killing oneself

trouble with balance

twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

uncontrolled jerking or twisting movements of the hands, arms, or legs

uncontrolled movements of the lips, tongue, or cheeks

unexplained bleeding or bruising

unusual bleeding or bruising

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

weight loss

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Loss of strength or energy

muscle pain or weakness


tender, swollen glands in the neck

trouble swallowing

unusual weak feeling

voice changes

Less common

Body aches or pain

burning, dry, or itching eyes

change in the color of the skin


cough increased



Incidence not known

Hair loss or thinning of the hair

skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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