The active ingredient of this medicine is Eslicarbazepine Acetate, which is the acetate ester, with an S configuration, of licarbazepine. An anticonvulsant, it is approved for use as adjunctive therapy for epilepsy. It plays a role as an anticonvulsant and a drug allergen. It is an acetate ester, a dibenzoazepine, a carboxamide, and a member of ureas. It derives from a licarbazepine. This medicine is a prodrug that is rapidly converted to eslicarbazepine, the primary active metabolite in the body.
Eslicarbazepine composed medication Aptiom is used alone or with other medications to treat a certain type of seizure disorder or focal seizures. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. It may reduce the number of seizures you have.
This anticonvulsant drug works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain. Aptiom also helps to reduce the number of seizures an individual has.
This medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: This medicine shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
- 400 mg: It is to be consumed once a day exactly as directed by the doctor
- 600 mg: This tablet shall be consumed once a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 800 mg: Take this medicine as advised by the doctor.
Mild Side Effects Of Aptiom
- Nausea or vomiting
Mild Neurological Side Effects
- Fatigue (low energy)
Serious Side Effects And Their Symptoms
Serious Neurological Side Effects. Symptoms are:
- Trouble Walking
- Vision Changes
- Memory Loss
- Trouble Speaking
- Confusion Or Slowed Thinking
Liver problems. Symptoms are:
- Nausea Or Vomiting
- Abdominal (Belly) Pain
Changes in blood cell levels. Symptoms can include:
- Getting Infections More Often
Alternatives Of Aptiom
- Generic Parlodel
- Generic Tegretol
- Generic Sinemet
- Generic Stalevo
- Generic Depakote Er
- Generic Comtan
- Generic Neurontin
- Generic Keppra
Seek medical treatment if a person has a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of the body.