Oxmazetol ER 300 mg
Oxmazetol ER is an antiepileptic medication. Oxmazetol ER controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
The active ingredient of Oxmazetol ER is Oxcarbazepine. Oxcarbazepine belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants or antiepileptics. Medicines such as Oxcarbazepine are the standard treatment for epilepsy. Patients diagnosed with epilepsy have had repeated seizures, or convulsions. Seizures happen because of a temporary fault in the brain’s electrical system. Normally brain cells coordinate body movements by sending out signals through the nerves to the muscles in an organised, orderly way. In epilepsy, brain cells send out too many signals in a disorderly fashion.
The result can be uncoordinated muscular activity that is called an epileptic seizure. Oxmazetol ER is used to treat partial seizures with or without secondarily generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Partial seizures involve a limited area of the brain, but may spread to the whole brain and may cause a generalised tonic-clonic seizure.
There are two types of partial seizures: simple and complex. In simple partial seizures, the patient remains conscious, whereas in complex partial seizures, patients consciousness is altered. Oxmazetol ER works by keeping the brain’s “overexcitable” nerve cells under control. This suppresses or reduces the frequency of such seizures. Oxmazetol ER can be used alone or in combination with other antiepileptic medicines.
Usually, the doctor will try to find the one medicine that works best for you or for your child. However, with more severe epilepsy, a combination of two or more medicines may be needed to control seizures. Oxmazetol ER is for use in adults and in children of 6 years of age and above.
Common side effects: trembling; coordination problems; involuntary movement of the eyes; anxiety and nervousness; depression; rash, weakness; memory disturbances; impaired concentration; apathy; agitation; confusion; blurred vision; visual disturbance; constipation; diarrhoea; stomach (abdominal) pain; acne; hair loss, balance disturbances.
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