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Oxcarbazepine: Oral suspension

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What is this medicine?

OXCARBAZEPINE (ox car BAZ e peen) is used to treat people with epilepsy. It helps prevent partial seizures.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Trileptal: Oral suspension

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Oxcarbazepine: Oral suspension
Usage by Gender
43.07%
56.93%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
93.92%
3.89%
1.46%
0.73%
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Patient Experiences with Oxcarbazepine

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.2 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.2 / 5
Tolerable: 4.2 / 5

Worked for us as we hoped
As dosing increased, we found slowly increasing the dose worked best. There was a severe change in mood when rapidly increased.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
September 28, 2016
From: Lodi, CA
Age: 3-6
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral suspension
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Prescribed for Sever Neuropathy left side
No Side affect. Mild to medium benefit. May not have taken long enough to attain satisfactory results. May not have been a strong enough dosage. Did not presue further results.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
June 14, 2016
From: Ocala, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Not Sure


works
changing medication, Oxcarbazepine is being added then I will titrate off of old medicine, I am tolerating the addition of Oxcarbazepine but will not know the true effects until I am completely off my other AED.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
January 31, 2015
From: Rowley, MA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Agree


extreme mood change/depression/suicidal thoughts
Started Friday night by Sunday was overwhelmed. Called Monday morning to prescribing provider and immediately was stopped taking.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
January 26, 2015
From: Hagerstown, IN
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Not Well Tolerated
My 5 year old daughter saw and immediate decrease in her complex partial seizures at her starting dose of 300mg twice a day. As soon as we tried to raise her dose to 450mg twice a day she started experiencing side effects such as vomiting, blurred vision, rapid eye movements, and balance issues. She was unable to walk, sit up or even hold her head up on her own for several hours after she had taken her dose. We then reduced her dose to 300mg in the AM and 450 at bedtime. She took this dose for approximately 3 weeks and had little side effect from the meds but she continued to have seizures. After approximately 3 weeks we again tried to do 450mg twice a day and she had the extreme side effects by day two of the higher dosing. Her Neurologist has reduced her back to 300 mg twice a day and added an additional seizure med. which she will start taking today. I'm disappointed that she didn't have better success with Oxcarbazepine.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
ctaylor66062
February 26, 2014
From: Olathe, KS
Age: 3-6
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree