Medicine Overview of Oxana Tablet
Oxana 150 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures.
Side Effects of Oxana are Sleepiness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Double vision, Fatigue, Dizziness.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Oxana 150 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Oxana 150 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Oxana Tablet
Oxana Tablet related warnings
Oxana 150 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oxana 150 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Oxana 150 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Oxana 150 mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy or dizzy, or may cause blurred vision, lack of muscle coordination, especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose. This may affect your driving ability.
Oxana 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oxana 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Oxana 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oxana 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Oxana 150 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Oxana Tablet
Q. Is Oxana/ Trileptal safe?
Oxana is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Oxana a narcotic or opiate or a controlled substance or addictive?
Oxana is not addictive, hence not a narcotic or a controlled substance. However, it is available only in quantity prescribed by your doctor. It is not an opiate, but a drug that is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
Q. Is Oxana like Xanax (alprazolam)?
Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, whereas Oxana is used to prevent the occurrence of fits
Q. Can I take oxcarbazepine with Lamictal (lamotrigine) or Aleve (naproxen) or Tylenol (paracetamol) or Advil (ibuprofen) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol?
Oxcarbazepine can increase the sedative effects of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Xanax (alprazolam) or tramadol. Also, tramadol has a propensity to induce fits, which can compromise the effect of oxcarbazepine. Oxcarbazepine and anti-epileptic lamotrigine when used together can increase the risk of side-effects like nausea, somnolence, dizziness and headache. There are no known interactions between oxcarbazepine and Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen) or Tylenol (paracetamol). Always inform your doctor if any of these drugs are required to be taken concomitantly by you
Q. Does Oxana get you high?
No, Oxana does not alter perception, feelings or emotion, and does not get you high
Q. Does Oxana cause weight gain?
Oxana is not known to cause weight changes
Q. Does Oxana cause acne or hair loss?
Yes, acne and hair loss are common side effects of Oxana
Q. Does Oxana make you tired?
Oxana can cause unusual tiredness and weakness
Q. Does Oxana help with depression?
Oxana does not heal depressed mood
Q. Is oxcarbazepine better than carbamazepine?
Oxcarbazepine is chemically related to carbamazepine. Both are used to treat the same type of seizures. Oxcarbazepine is required in higher doses than carbamazepine. However, there is a lesser risk of liver toxicity and interactions with other concomitant drugs with oxcarbazepine than carbamazepine
Q. Is Oxana a benzodiazepine/ MAOI?
Oxana is neither a benzodiazepine nor a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is an anti-epileptic, i.e. it is used to treat fits.
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Taking Oxana with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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