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What is Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine) prescribed for?

A seizure is also known as a convulsion. It is a sudden attack of brain activity that causes you to lose control of your actions. Jerking of the face, arms and legs are notable signs of a seizure. And it can last for seconds to minutes and it can happen to people of any age.

Apitom is what an anticonvulsant, which is the type of medication that prevents or reduces the severity and frequency of seizures. Apitom works to decrease nerve impulses that cause the seizures and pain. This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and within children who are of at least four in age.

Read any information given to you by your doctor, and speak with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication.

This medicine comes with a medication guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

You may crush the tablets or swallow them whole. You also may take this medicine with or without food.


Before taking Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine) speak with your doctor if you have any allergies, or are allergic to oxcarbazepine or carbamazepine. Also before use, please consult your doctor if you have medical history with Kidney or liver disease, mineral imabalance (such as low levels of sodium in blood).

This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. 

Side Effects

Headaches, shaking, drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, unsteadiness, feeling of spinning, nausea, or vomiting, may occur. However, if these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly.  Remember however, that you doctor has prescribed this meciation because they think that the benefit to you then the risk of side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you are having any of these serious side effects, which include;rapid/uncontrollable eye movements, blurred/double vision/ loss of balance/coordination, signs of infection (such as a sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills), easy brusing/bleeding, pale skin.

A small number of people may also experience depression, mental/mood changes. Please speak with your doctor right away. 


What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.


Where do I store this medication?

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture and direct light. Also, keep from freezing. Keep out of reach of children, and do not keep outdated medicine or medication no longer needed.  If you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider about steps in how to dispose of any medicine you do not use. 


What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as any side effects. You should speak with your doctor before deciding to stop taking any medication.


What is the best dosage?

The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for anything concerning your dosage.




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