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Oxcarbazepine extended-release (Oxtellar XRTM) is a medication approved to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as six years old. It is used in combination with other anti-seizure medicines.
It comes as a tablet that is taken once daily on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. Your individual dosage will depend on your age, other medications you are taking, and how well your seizures are controlled. Side effects are possible and may include headaches, drowsiness, and problems with balance.
If your healthcare provider recommends treatment with oxcarbazepine extended-release, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before starting this anti-seizure drug if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
(For more information, click Oxcarbazepine Extended-Release. This full-length article provides details on how the drug works, what to expect during treatment, and generic availability.)
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