There is very little information available about the effects of an overdose with oxcarbazepine extended-release. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much of this or any other medication.
This medication should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Store the tablets in a light-resistant container, with the lid tightly closed. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
What If I Miss a Dose of Oxcarbazepine Extended-Release?
If you forget to take your oxcarbazepine extended-release dose at the regular time, simply take the missed dose as soon as you remember (just make sure to take it at least one hour before or two hours after a meal). If it is almost time for your next dose, however, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Are There Alternatives?
Oxcarbazepine extended-release is not the only treatment available for controlling partial seizures. Several alternatives exist, including other anti-seizure medications (see Oxtellar XR Alternatives).
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