Oxtellar XR Medication Information
Healthcare providers prescribe Oxtellar XRTM (oxcarbazepine extended-release) for the treatment of partial seizures. This medication works by preventing the spread of abnormal electrical activity to other areas of the brain, and it is meant to be used in combination with other anti-seizure drugs. Oxtellar XR is approved for use in adults and children as young as six years old.
Although Oxtellar XR may help in controlling seizures, not everyone can use this medication. Information on the drug's safety should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize your risk of complications. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other health issues you may have, such as liver or kidney problems.
Oxtellar XR comes as a tablet that is taken once daily. It is important to take your dose on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. Side effects of this drug may include dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches.
(For more information on this medication, click Oxtellar XR. This article goes into more detail about how the medicine works, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)