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Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) is a moderately priced drug used to treat people with epilepsy. It helps prevent partial seizures. This drug is less popular than other comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic oxcarbazepine 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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Trileptal 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 Medic Alert bracelet or necklace. Carry an identification card with information about your condition, medications, and doctor or health care professional.

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.

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. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

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.

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.

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:

More common

Change in vision

change in walking or balance

clumsiness or unsteadiness

cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat

crying

dizziness

double vision

false sense of well-being

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

mental depression

sensation of spinning

uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements

Less common

Agitation

awkwardness

bloody or cloudy urine

blurred vision

bruising

confusion

convulsions (seizures)

decreased urination

difficulty with focusing eyes

disorientation

faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fast or irregular heartbeat

frequent falls

frequent urge to urinate

headache

hoarseness

increased thirst

itching of the vagina

loss of consciousness

memory loss

muscle cramps

pain or burning while urinating

pain or tenderness around the eyes or cheekbones

problems with coordination

shaking or trembling of the arms, legs, hands, and feet

skin rash

stuffy or runny nose

tightness in the chest

trouble with walking

troubled breathing

unusual feelings

unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

Anxiety

bleeding or crusting sores on the lips

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

chest pain

chills

hives or itching

irritability

joint pain

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

muscle pain or weakness

purple spots on the skin

rectal bleeding

redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

restlessness

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

stomach upset

swelling of the legs

swollen glands

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

Abdominal or stomach pain

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

nausea and vomiting

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

acne

back pain

belching

bloody nose

blurred vision

change in your sense of taste

constipation

diarrhea

difficulty with speaking

dryness of the mouth

feeling of warmth and redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally chest

heartburn

increased sweating

increased urination

trouble with sleeping

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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