Yes, Oxmazetol affects weight and may cause weight gain. However, in some cases, weight loss has also been reported. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.
Q. What are the advantages of Oxmazetol over carbamazepine?
Oxmazetol has fewer side effects as compared to carbamazepine. Moreover, Oxmazetol can be started with a clinically effective dose as against carbamazepine which may require frequent visits to the doctor before an effective dose can be decided based on the patient’s response to the treatment.
Q. Does Oxmazetol cause memory loss?
Yes, memory loss is a common side effect of Oxmazetol, but it does not occur in everyone. However, if this worries you, consult your doctor.
Q. How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviour, thoughts or feelings. Be aware of common warning signs that might be a signal for risk of suicide. Some of these include talking or thinking about hurting yourself or ending your life, withdrawing from friends and family, becoming depressed or worsening your depression. Keep your appointment with your doctor on schedule, do not miss. Stay connected with the doctor even between visits.
Q. When and how should I take Oxmazetol?
Take Oxmazetol exactly as directed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it twice every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Oxmazetol can be taken with or without food. Take your medicine at the same time each day to gain maximum benefit. It will also help you remember when to take it.
Q. For how long do I need to take Oxmazetol. Can I stop taking it on my own?
You should take your medicine for the time and duration prescribed by your doctor. Oxmazetol helps to control your epilepsy but does not cure it. You must take this medicine every day, even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Oxmazetol or lower the dose yourself. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause seizures. Consult your doctor who may reduce the dose gradually before stopping it completely.
Q. Will the use of Oxmazetol affect my fertility?
Oxmazetol is not know to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.
Q. Does Oxmazetol cause hair loss?
Yes, Oxmazetol causes hair loss as a common side effect. However, it does not affect everyone. If there is substantial hair loss, consult your doctor.
Q. Who should not take Oxmazetol?
You should not take Oxmazetol if you are allergic to Oxmazetol, eslicarbazepine or to any of their components. Also, pregnant women and women who take birth control pills should avoid Oxmazetol. Along with that, people having severe liver or kidney disease and people with a psychiatric disorder should avoid taking Oxmazetol.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.