Eslicarbazepine is a medication that is used to treat focal seizures (a type of seizure disorder). This drug belongs to the class of drugs called Anticonvulsants. Eslicarbazepine works by reducing the number of seizures, and this can be taken by mouth with or without food, usually once daily.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of 1 month old baby, who is exclusively breastfed. My baby is healthy and gaining normal weight. The problem is that he sleeps a lot. I have been taking Carbamazepine and Eslicarbazepine tablets for partial seizures. Are these tablets safe while breastfeeding? When I consul... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor is right. Carbamazepine can get secreted in breast milk and it is the safest antiepileptic during lactation. 1 month old baby sleeps a lot. They can sleep for about 18 to 20 hours a day. They will wake up only for feeds. As long as the baby is gaining weight, ... Read Full »