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Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) Tablets

General Information

Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) is used to treat partial-onset seizures. It is specifically used in patients 4 years of age and older. Partial-onset seizures are also known as focal seizures. For children, less than 4 years of age is not yet known if this is safe and effective.


How do Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) Tablets work?

Aptiom is extensively converted to Eslicarbazepine. It is considered to be responsible for therapeutic effects in humans. The precise mechanism by which Eslicarbazepine exerts anticonvulsant activity is unknown. But it is thought to involve inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels.


Why use Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) Tablets?

Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) is a voltage-gated sodium channel blocker. This contains Eslicarbazepine Acetate that is activated to Eslicarbazepine (S-licarbazepine). It is the major active metabolite of oxcarbazepine. Each tablet if this tablet contains 200mg, 400mg, 600mg, or 800mg of Eslicarbazepine Acetate. This medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can buy this here at its very affordable price.


How to use Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) Tablets?

The suggested initial dose for this medication is 400mg once a day.  After a week, the dosage will increase into 800mg once daily. The maximum recommended maintenance dosage is 1200mg once daily. This is supplied as a tablet for oral suspension. This is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Take this regularly or as directed by your doctor.

What are the side-effects of Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) Tablets?

Here are some possible side effects that may occur while having this treatment:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Double and blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Tremor
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Rash
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Depression

If these continue or get worse, call your doctor or medical help right away.


Warnings and Precautions

These are the things that you need to be precautious with while using this treatment:

  • This may make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving or do anything that needs your alertness.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first before using this.
  • Inform your doctor if you have had a medical history. As well as allergies or current medications.
  • Do not share this or any of your medications with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • If there is any sign of an overdose, call your doctor immediately.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children.