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Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in breastfeeding mothers have demonstrated that there is significant and documented risk to the infant based on human experience, or it is a medication that has a high risk of causing significant damage to an infant. The risk of using the drug in breastfeeding women clearly outweighs any possible benefit from breastfeeding. The drug is contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding an infant.
Typical usage: Epilepsy, iron deficiency anaemia.
Side Effects: Dizziness, vertigo, headache, drowsiness, ataxia, alopecia, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, rashes, confusion, urticaria, depression, tremor, diplopia, asthenia, nausea and vomiting, acne, agitation, nystagmus.
Drug Interaction: Oxcarbazepine is known to interact with other drugs like felodipine, verapamil (HCl). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Mechanism Of Action: Oxcarbazepine blocks voltage-sensitive sodium channels, which inhibits repetitive firing, stabilises hyperexcited neuronal membranes and decreases release of synaptic impulses. These effects may prevent the spread of epileptic seizures.
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