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Eslicarbazepine

Aptiom

Eslicarbazepine (Aptiom) is an expensive drug used to treat people with epilepsy. It helps prevent partial seizures. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Aptiom. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare anti-epileptics.
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Eslicarbazepine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. This increases the risk of seizures.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

The use of this medicine may increase the chance of suicidal thoughts or actions. Pay special attention to how you are responding while on this medicine. Any worsening of mood, or thoughts of suicide or dying should be reported to your health care professional right away.

Rarely, serious skin allergic reactions may occur with this medicine. If you develop a skin rash, redness, itching, peeling skin inside your mouth, swollen glands, or a fever while taking this medicine, contact your health care provider immediately.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

Women who become pregnant while using this medicine may enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. This registry collects information about the safety of antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

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:

Less common

Confusion

decreased urine output

dizziness

fast or irregular heartbeat

fever or chills

increased in seizure frequency or severity

muscle pain or cramps

nausea or vomiting

severe thirst

shortness of breath

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating of the abdomen or stomach

changes in behavior

discouragement

difficulty breathing

difficulty swallowing

feeling sad or empty

hives, rash, or itching skin

joint or muscle pain

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

rapid, shallow breathing

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

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

thoughts or attempts at killing oneself

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

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

Blurred vision

double vision

sensation of spinning or constant movement

sleepiness

unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less common

Changes in patterns and rhythms of speech

heartburn or indigestion

irritability

loss of interest or pleasure

lower back or side pain

shakiness and unsteady walk

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

tingling of the hands or feet

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

trouble concentrating

unusual weight gain or loss

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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