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Oxep (600 mg) is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for partial seizure disorders in epileptic children and adults, either alone or with other medication. It reduces anxiety and mood disorders. It also controls benign motor tics (sudden movements in body lasting for a short period of time). It slows down the abnormal nerve impulses in the brain. 

Drug information on Oxep (600 mg) (Oxcarbazepine) from Piramal Healthcare

Oxep (600 mg)

Piramal Healthcare
Generic : Oxcarbazepine
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Oxep (600 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Oxep (600 mg)

  Most Common: Dizziness, drowsiness, double vision, running nose, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, ataxia, abnormal vision, sore throat, abdominal pain, tremor, indigestion, abnormal gait.

  Body as a Whole: Weakness, swelling in the legs, weight increase.

  Heart: Low blood pressure

  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, constipation, inflammation of stomach.

  Metabolic: Decreased sodium level in blood and thyroid.

  Musculoskeletal: Muscle weakness, and sprain.

  Central Nervous System: Headache, involuntary eye movement, gait, sleeplessness, tremor, nervousness, agitation, poor co-ordination, EEG abnormal, speech disorder, confusion, injury to the brain, tremor, abnormal thinking.

  Respiratory: Inflammation of nose.

  Skin: Pimple

  Potentially Fatal: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (rashes in skin and mucous membrane), toxic epidermal cell death, anaphylaxis (allergic reaction) and rapid swelling of skin.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Initial- 600 mg/day in 2 divided doses; increase the dose gradually depending on response. Maintenance: 600-1,200 mg/day, up to 2.4 g/day in adjunct therapy or refractory patients switched from other anticonvulsants.

How to use Oxep (600 mg)?

It comes as a tablet, and a suspension is administered through mouth. It is usually taken two times per day with or without food.

When is Oxep (600 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Oxep (600 mg)

Cross-sensitivity to carbamazepine may occur.

• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

• Caution needed for patients with history of liver or kidney disease, patients at risk of hyponatraemia (Decreased sodium level in the blood), pregnancy.

• It may make you drowsy or dizzy, or may cause vision changes.

• Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Oxep (600 mg)

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions for Oxep (600 mg)

Store it at room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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