Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine is a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy and people having partial seizures. It is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic medication. Oxcarbazepine can cause a life-threatening allergic skin reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, so always consult a doctor before taking this medication.

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My mom was treated for trigeminal neuralgia, with no relief. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 58 year old mother has a history of trigeminal neuralgia from the past four years. She was initially treated with Carbamazepine, but she had a severe allergic reaction, due to which it was stopped. Oxcarbazepine was tried, and it caused allergy too. Pregabalin, phenytoin, and sod...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have tried all the possible treatments. I would suggest trying a medicine known as Tapentadol at doses of 50 mg twice daily, along with Gabapentin 600 mg per day. Consider radiofrequency ablation or alcohol injection into the nerve again, if no r...  Read Full »

How to taper drug doses to reduce withdrawal symptoms and control anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 year old son is being treated for bipolar disorder and depression. He has been on and off antidepressants since he was 16 years old due to high anxiety issues. He just started with 50 mg Serquiler one to two tablets at night, 600 mg Gabapentin thrice a day, 20 mg Paxil once a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seroquel (Quetiapine) and Oxcarbazine (Oxcarbazepine) are indicated in bipolar disorder as both have mood stabilizing properties. Paxil (Paroxetine) and Gabapentine (Gabapentin) are used in anxiety or depression. As you mentioned that Paxil was used in the highest...  Read Full »

Are BDD and anxiety disorder hereditary?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old married male. I suffered from BDD, general anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder for the past 8 years. I take Fluoxetine 60 mg and Oxcarbazepine as a mood stabilizer. Things are in control now with little ups and downs. My main concern is that I am married ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned yourself as a male. So I do not think these medicines will affect you. Fluoxetine is safe for a pregnant lady, but Oxcarbazepine should be avoided in pregnancy. For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor...  Read Full »

Please explain my father's health issue with the help of the attached reports.

Query: Hi doctor, There is a health issue for my father. We did an MRI brain scan of his head. He is on Oxetol 300 mg from yesterday.   Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the papers shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your father's CT is showing some mass or tumor in the brain and because of which he is having one-sided seizures. I would like to look at MRI images to suggest possible treatment in detail. Loo...  Read Full »

My fiance is having seizures with tremors frequently. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This is a question regarding my fiance. I am very worried as he refuses to visit a doctor. The symptoms are the following: Right-hand tremors, seizures sometimes when he is on the couch and relatively minor ones and mumbling nonsense during night-time when he was laid down like he is s...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the issue. It is not because of wine. Most likely, the symptoms he is having is suggestive of seizures; complex partial seizures. High likely, the seizure is because of brain diseases. I would suggest you get an MRI brain done. His further treatment will dep...  Read Full »

My father is hyperactive after a temporal lobe damage. Will he recover?

Query: Hi doctor, Eight months ago, my father met with a bike accident. He had hemorrhage and the temporal lobe was damaged. He was in coma for a month and for the last eight months he has been taking Levenue 2000 mg per day, Lacosam 400 mg per day and Cloba 10 mg per day. Now, he is facing the problem of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hyperactivity he is showing is because of the damage to his temporal lobe. It can be due to abnormal electrical activity arising from the damaged temporal lobe and adjacent areas. The good thing is that he is on his way to recovery. But at the same time, we need to co...  Read Full »

How is ADHD treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ADHD. My common symptoms are disturbance of selective attention of auditory and visual input, disorders of visual perception, impaired organization and categorization of verbal material, disturbance of language comprehension, impaired long-term memory, altered personality and affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms and the clinical case scenario. Most of the medicines, which work for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), are not working well for you. Actually, they are worsening you. This is an observation which supports the possibility that...  Read Full »

Why do I stress myself while learning sports?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ADHD and I am currently on Vyvanse. I am a football player. I perform badly when I am under pressure. When I get a simple instruction, I feel like it as so tough. But, when I am practicing or alone, I can enjoy myself and play well. Even though I enjoy football and love the sport, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to get frustrated very easily. You are also unable to handle disappointments. Success and failure are two sides of the same coin. Take up a failure as a challenge and you will never get disappointed. Also, when you are impulsive your thinking is disorganized an...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to overcome ego problems at office.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. After completion of school and I did not join college for eight years. Then I joined a diploma course. My father consulted many psychiatrists to find out my problem. Unfortunately, I was admitted by one doctor in nursing home for around three months for treatment. I hat...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reading the history I can say that your main current issue is difficulty in continuing a job for long. You perform well in interviews and get selected for jobs but not able to continue the job. I want to know what kind of difficulties you face during the job? What i...  Read Full »

Please suggest recommendations to quit bipolar medications.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a patient of bipolar disorder. I am not experiencing bipolar disorder symptoms for more than two years. So, can I leave medication gradually? I have completed my education during my treatment. I was diagnosed with this disorder a few years back. I am constantly being treated for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normally, after the first episode of bipolar illness, medicines are advised to be taken for one year and stopped slowly. After a second relapse it is advised for two or three years and then stopped. For the third relapse, it is to be continued lifelong. If you have t...  Read Full »

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