Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) is Associate in Nursing antiepileptic drug. Eslicarbazepine works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain.
Aptiom is employed alone or with different medications to treat partial-onset seizures in adults.
Aptiom may be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Aptiom: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Aptiom can reduce the sodium in your body to dangerously low levels, which can cause a life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Call your doctor right away if you have nausea, lack of energy, confusion, feeling tired or irritable, severe weakness, muscle pain, or increased seizures.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Also call your doctor at once if you have:
severe dizziness or drowsiness, vision changes, thinking problems, trouble with walking or coordination;
painful mouth sores or sores around your eyes;
liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
signs of inflammation in your body - swollen glands, flu symptoms, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling or numbness, muscle weakness, chest pain, new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing; or
severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common Aptiom side effects may include:
dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
coordination problems, feeling shaky; or
Initial dose: 400 mg orally once daily for one week, then increase to 800 mg orally once daily Maintenance dose: 800 mg orally once daily and some patients may benefit from a maintenance dose of 1200 mg orally once daily (although the 1200 mg dosage is associated with increased adverse reactions) Maximum dose: 1200 mg orally daily