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The prescription medication oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®) is approved for the treatment of partial seizures in people with epilepsy. Partial seizures affect just one part of the brain. This medicine comes in tablet form and is taken twice a day. Most people have no problems with it; however, side effects are possible, and may include nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.
Safety information on oxcarbazepine should be reviewed prior to taking it. This includes knowing what drugs can interact negatively and medical conditions that should be reported to your healthcare provider. Understanding these and other precautions can help ensure a safe treatment process.
(Click Oxcarbazepine for more information on this drug. This article explores whether a generic version of the medication is available, what to do in cases of overdose, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
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