SIDE EFFECTS OF APTIOM USES & PRECAUTIONS
SIDE EFFECTS OF APTIOM USES & PRECAUTIONS. Aptiom is an anti-convulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain.
Aptiom is used alone or with other medications to treat partial – onset seizures in adults and children who are at least 4 years old.
PRECAUTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE TAKING APTIOM
You should not use Aptiom if you are allergic to eslicarbazepine or oxcarbazepine.
Before taking Aptiom make sure is safe for you, if you have had any of the following problems below defer from taking Aptiom.
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- A blood cell disorder
- Suicidal thoughts.
- Are allergic to eslicarbazepine or any ingredients of the medication
- Are allergic to carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine
- Heart rhythm disorder
USES OF APTIOM
Eslicarbazepine is used alone or with other medications to treat a certain type of seizure disorder (focal seizures). It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. Eslicarbazepine may reduce the number of seizures you have.
GUIDELINES ON HOW TO USE APTIOM
- Take this medication orally with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Children’s dosage is also based on weight.
- To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
- Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
- Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
- Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions (such as seizures) may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
MILD SIDE EFFECTS OF APTIOM
SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OF APTIOM
- Changes to heart rhythm (e.g, irregular pulse, fast or slow heartbeat, fainting, shortness of breath)
- Poor coordination or trouble with walking
- Signs of anemia (low red blood cells; e.g., dizziness, pale skin, unusual tiredness or weakness, shortness of breath)
- Signs of infection (e.g., cough or hoarseness, sore throat, chills, fever, swollen or painful glands, unusual tiredness or weakness)
- Signs of liver problems (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools)
- Symptoms of low sodium in the blood
- Vision changes