Aptiom

(eslicarbazepine)

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Prevents seizures

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Our bottom line

Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) treats epilepsy, but is more expensive than other medicines that work like it.

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Quick facts about Aptiom
  • Drug class: neurology
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Can be combined with other anti-seizure medicines if it doesn't work well enough by itself.
  • Some people may tolerate Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) better than other medicines that work just like it.
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Downsides

  • More expensive than other medicines that work like it.
  • Researchers do not know if this medicine works and is safe for children and elderly people.
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How it works

Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) is an anti-epileptic. Researchers don't know how it works exactly, but it may decrease excitability in your brain and prevent seizures.

Quick facts about Aptiom
  • Drug class: neurology
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) for Epilepsy

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  • Possible side effects
  • Rash
  • Drowsiness
  • Serious allergic reactions
  • Depression
  • Low sodium levels
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Side effect rates for Aptiom (eslicarbazepine)

From 841 clinical trials of Aptiom when taken for epilepsy (aptiom 800 mg)
  • Dizziness
    20%20%
    9%9%
  • Headache
    13%13%
    9%9%
  • Drowsiness
    11%11%
    8%8%
  • Nausea
    10%10%
    5%5%
  • Double vision
    9%9%
    2%2%
  • Blurry vision
    6%6%
    1%1%
  • Vomiting
    6%6%
    3%3%
  • Diarrhea
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Fatigue
    4%4%
    4%4%
  • Inability to control your movements
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Falls
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Loss of balance
    3%3%
  • Dizziness or spinning sensation
    2%2%
  • Other vision problems
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Constipation
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Abdominal pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Inflammation of stomach
    2%2%
  • Lack of energy
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Problems with walking
    2%2%
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Urinary tract infections
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Low sodium levels
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Tremor
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Insomnia
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Cough
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Aptiom.

Aptiom (eslicarbazepine)
Placebo

People taking Aptiom felt side effect more

People taking Aptiom felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Aptiom (eslicarbazepine)

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  • Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) can cause changes in your mood and behavior, especially suicidal thoughts. If you, or any of your family and friends notice any mood or behavior changes, make sure to let your doctor know right away.