Oxcarbazepine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions and Pregnancy

What is Oxcarbazepine? Oxcarbazepine is marketed as Trileptal. Oxcarbazepine is a prescription medication used to treat partial seizures in adults and children 2 years and older with epilepsy. It may be used alone or with other medications. Oxcarbazepine belongs to a group of drugs called anticonvulsants, which work by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Oxcarbazepine dosage:

  • Adults. Average total daily dose: Up to 18 years: 30mg/kg daily divided into 2 or 3 doses, up to 46mg/kg. From 18 years: 600mg – 2400mg daily divided into 2 or 3 doses.
  • Children. Average total daily dose: From 6 years: 15mg/kg twice daily. Max 23mg/kg twice daily.