Oxcarbazepine is a drug primarily used in the treatment of epilepsy. Oxcarbazepine works by inhibiting sodium channels in the brain, as it is these sodium channels that are responsible for firing during epileptic seizures. Oxcarbazepine is associated with side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness and fatigue. Oxcarbazepine is a medicine used in the treatment of epilepsy. The drug is, therefore, an anticonvulsant, one that is primarily used in the treatment of partial seizures. Depending on the formulation, the medicine can be used in patients as young as 2 (though other preparations stipulate a minimum age of 4). Oxcarbazepine works by disrupting neural pathways in the brain. It works to dampen the electrical activity of the brain - the principal cause of partial seizures. Oxcarbazepine is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, nausea, weakness, balance difficulties, and cold-like symptoms. Some patients experience severe skin reactions and liver dysfunction.
Drug Name: Oxcarbazepine