Oxetol 300 Mg Side Effects

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Hi there,

My dad is 58yrs old, he's an epilepsy patient for last 30+ years..Right from inital stage till date he has been using sodium valproate 400mg twice a day. Recently a few weeks back he's affected with epilepsy (fits) after nearly two years gap.

As a common practice we have consulted the doctor and has make him to undergo all the test (ECG/EPG) etc tests.

As a result the doctor whom we consulted has advised to stop using sodium valproate 400mg and replace it with Oxetol 300mg and assured this should take care of the issue.

Now all im worried here is, with my dad being 58yrs old, will changing the medicine now have any kind of impact? Will he be safe?

Please advise, im pretty worried about his health...

Thanks
Pr



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Verwon Says:

It is normal for someone's body to adjust to a medication after they have used it for a prolonged period of time and this can cause it to lose its effectiveness.

By switching to another medication, the doctor hopes to help him regain control and stop the seizures.

Oxetol contains the active ingredient Oxcarbazepine. It has been proven effective and has helped many people.

The only way, however, to know if it will help your dad and be safe for him to use is for him to actually try it.

He may experience side effects, such as: nausea, drowsiness, constipation and stomach pain.

You can read more on it here:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxcarbazepine/­

Are there any questions or comments?

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Pr Says:

Thanks much for your reply Verwon.

As i understand from your reply, you recon my dad should try using Oxetol 300.

So far for last 1 week be had switched using Oxetol 300, there has been no major side effects we noticed. How ever as i understand he is prompting him self to sleep almost all time... plus he is bit confused, sitting ideal and not talking to any one...

I'm worried is this a wrong sign?

Thanks heaps for your help on this mate.

Regards
Pr

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nitin giri Says:

i am 43 yrs male, i had got first episod of epilepsy on 25th jan 2011 in sleep. was unconscious for 5 mins, i do not remember the event... for 2 hrs. my wife gave all the details to the dr. with the local consultant put me on oxetol 300mg 1-0-1,
i had an head injury (Lt. temperoparietal area) when i was 11yrs (33yrs back) they say epilepsy was because of that- scar/ gliosis.
now with my relatives request i had to visit another neurologist who says its a very low dose... i should be given oxetol 600 mg... should i continue or change my drug dosage.

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Pr Says:

Dear Verwon,

Thanks very much mate...

Looks like dad is doing good with after switch over to Oxetol, we'll continue to monitor and take care of him.

You have been great help to me by anwering my queries, thanks heaps and appreciate your help on this mate.

Best Regard's
Pr

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jithin Says:

Hi,

I am taking Oxetol 600 mg. 1-0-1 from last 3 yrs (i.e since my first& the Last attack of epilepsy). My problem is i am feeling uneasy when im going to a crowed place,feeling giddy & sleeply, usually it happens in Crowded Shopping malls when my stomac is empty.. Can anybody let me know what could be the reason?
Is epilepsy will effect my married life??

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Verwon Says:

Pr, you are very welcome and I am glad I was able to help. As to his increase in sleeping, that can be normal and it usually caused by 2 factors. 1) The new medication, because his body is getting used to it and 2) if the old medication was discontinued, his body has to adjust to no longer having it. That means he kind of has a double whammy to deal with for awhile.


Jithin, it is really hard to say with any certainty what may be causing your problem. You should really consult with a doctor to look into it.

The Oxcarbazepine in this medication can also be used as a mood stabilizer, however this also means that in some people it may have the opposite effect and can cause them to get more moody and anxious.


https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxcarbazepine/­


Are there any other questions?


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Pr Says:

Dear Verwon,

Thanks very much mate...

Looks like all is well / under control with dad so far after switch.

Your have been great help / much appreciated mate.

Best Regard's
Pr

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manikandan Says:

hi i am 23years old taking oxetol 300 for the past 4 years...whenever i get fainted wit such problems i'm unconcious..my frnds are oly explaining wat happened...in between i was irregular in my tablets and changed it too....for the past one year i'm takin it regularly and i dont hav such problems...i have some side effects like one side sweating,head ache,hair fall,etc...Now wat do i worry is will this problem affect my marriage life????Will the same problem be carried on to my children????And is there any chances of getting strokes at my old age which may keep me in bed????And upto what level smoking and drinking affect my health....kindly suggest me briefly as i'm not at all aware of these.....

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Verwon Says:

manikandan, this medication isn't listed as causing a lot of sexual side effects, so it really shouldn't cause a problem with that aspect of your married life.

However, if you do plan to become pregnant, you will want to discuss things with your doctor first, because this medication is believed to cause problems for the baby, when the mother is taking it. In such cases, the benefits and possible risks have to be carefully evaluated to decide whether or not you should continue using it, while pregnant.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxcarbazepine/­

As to the strokes, there is no way to definitively answer that question. There is always a possibility of that happening to anyone. However, what you have experienced so far are not strokes, but seizures and they are quite different.

The same applies to the question about whether or not you children will inherit the same condition. The possibility is always there, but no one can saw for certain, one way or the other.

As to smoking and drinking, such activities aren't good for anyone's health, even if they don't have other medical conditions. Here's a few links with some more information:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Alcoholic_beverage/­

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Tobacco_smoking/­

Are there any other questions or comments?

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Prasad Says:

Hello Verwon,
My wife is 23 years old and an year in march back she had fainted and symptoms that were noticed were doubtful about sezisures and again she fainted in November . So the doctors this time detected it as sezisures and recommended her to take 300mg oxetol and she has been taking them regularly since then but she is not comfortable using them and she feels that she is constantly putting on weight. Also she has heat boils on her hands. please do let me know what can I do to get her back normal and does these come under the list of side effects of Oxetol??

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Verwon Says:

Prasad, yes, those could be side effects of the Oxcarbazapine in the Oxetol.

It can cause skin rashes in various parts of the body, which could explain the boils on her hands. Alternatively, it can also cause sun sensitivity, which may also be what caused them.

If she is experiencing such severe problems from it, she really should speak to her doctor about trying a different medication.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxcarbazepine/­

Are there any other questions?

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kruti Says:

I m 25 years old..m suffering 4m epilepsy,while consulting doctor started oxetol 300..n hd started before 5 day n in 5 days 2 times my body has been unconscoius n fallen on d floor..n m unmaried,m scared while goin outside alone..lots of people told me my weight wil increase while tking oxetol 300..so m too scared n once in a day lots of pain on my head..so plz let me knw shld i continue dis tablet..

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Verwon Says:

Kruti, those instances of your being unconscious were probably seizures, which is exactly why your doctor wants you on this medication. It can take some time to reach its full effect in your body, but if it works for you, then it should help prevent them from occurring.

And as to the weight gain, the information you were told on that was actually not correct. Oxcarbazapine actually usually causes a loss of appetite and, because of that, weight loss.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxcarbazepine/­

Are there any other questions?

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binny thanmay Says:

helo..i am 16 years old and once i got an epilipsy attack but i dont remember it . my parents said i was semi conscious for 4 days and immeadiately antibiotics were given so , diagnosis was not possible and reports were neutral and they could not find out the reason for the attack , and i oxetol oxcarbazepine 300 mg for almost an year , it was my first attack and i dont even have any family history also ,i even stopped using the medication for a while and again started it , wil the medicine cause any side effects ,particularly hair loss , please answer my question

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vikash Says:

i got my first attack 2 months befole my CAT exams in yeat 2004, after that i had beed eating zeptol- 200 for some time, again i started getting attack after 2008, then i went to a neurologist from NIMHANS, bangaore, he expain me that the chances of getting more seizures is directly proportionate to your increase of waight (I am over weight - 98 now, then 88. with the hight if 5.6 fts.), he gave me the dose of oxetol 300x2 + Eptoin 100x1; on 1-0-1 basis. he explaind me that this is the dose i am giving you with the waight of 80 Kgs. b'coz this chemical "Oxcarbazepine" tends to increase the waight so if i take more "Oxcarbazepine" my wait wil increase more.

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Dipika Says:

hi there, I'm 26 years old.I have epilepsy since my childhood. But after taking medicines for 3 years I went normal & never got seizures again. Lately, in mar 2009 I again got seizure when consulted with doctor he started my medicine. I never got seizure again from the day I started medicines. But from this Jan 11 I'm facing little difficulty. I am not able to concentrate & find myself in a state of confusion several times. Along with this anxiety, sadness, loss of hairs, fast heart beating & weakness are there. Even I'm scared of closed spaces. I fear from everything. I don't have confidence to go out alone. Please help. I want to stop my medication too. Please suggest.

Thanks a lot for all help !

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Bijoou Says:

To ANYONE and EVERYONE who has experienced seizures: STAY AWAY FROM LONG HOT BATHS AND SHOWERS. Raising body tempreture severely can bring on seizures within 24 hours. Keep this in mind especially during extended high tempreture summer months. And drink lots of water.
These suggestions, unfortunately, won't apply to everyone, but WILL help many who never realized the dangerous, negative connection between seizures and high body tempreture.


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vikash kumar Says:

thanks a lot for this.

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vikash kumar Says:

hi Kruti,

even i am with the same desease since 2004, to know more mail me on [1], wish i can help you.

- vikash

[1] Editor's note - In order to protect privacy, we do not allow individuals to post their personal contact information on our discussion threads (except in some very rare cases).

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Manav Says:

Hi , I am a 24 year old.I have an epilepsy attack last month and after the CT Scan test report ,it was found that I had a tapeworm in my brain , which is affecting my brain.So, as my first course of medicine is over (which is albenzedole dosage), the doctor had given Oxetol course for 3 year which have to be taken regularly at any cost , but the problem is that I consume alcohol Once a month ocassionally . So , I want to Know does Alcohol consumption would affect the effect of the medicine ? , please reply me as soon as possible.

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