Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine)

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Aptiom is a prescription medication used to treat partial-onset seizures in patients 4 years of age and older. It contains the active ingredient eslicarbazepine. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. It works by inhibiting voltage-gated sodium channels in the brain, particularly in rapidly firing neurons.

Eslicarbazepine is used alone or with other medications to treat a certain type of seizure disorder (focal seizures). It helps to decrease abnormal excitement in the brain and can prevent or stop seizures. The specific mechanism of action of Aptiom is not fully understood, but it is believed to work by reducing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain.

Uses and Dosage

Aptiom is available as tablets that can be taken orally with or without food, as directed by a doctor, usually once a day. To minimize the risk of side effects, doctors may start treatment with a low dose and gradually increase the dosage based on the patient's response. Follow the doctor's instructions carefully and take the tablet at the same time each day for maximum benefit.

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or use Aptiom more often or for a longer time than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, but you may increase your risk of side effects. Do not stop this medication without consulting your doctor, as some conditions may worsen if the drug is suddenly discontinued. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

The recommended dosage is based on the patient's medical condition and response to treatment, with children's dosages being determined by weight.

  • Adults: The typical starting dose is 400 mg or 800 mg by mouth once daily. The dose is raised weekly based on how well you respond to the medication. The typical long-term (maintenance) dose is 800 mg to 1,600 mg once daily.
  • Children 4 to 17 years of age: The dose is based on your child's weight and given by mouth once daily. The dose is raised weekly based on how well your child is responding to the medication. The starting dose ranges from 200 mg to 400 mg once daily, and the long-term (maintenance) dose ranges from 400 mg to 1,200 mg once daily.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine):

  • Difficulty with movement or coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Shakiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting

Serious Side Effects of Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine):

  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Fall
  • High blood pressure
  • Low sodium levels
  • Memory problems
  • Rash
  • Shaky eye movement
  • Stomach-related side effects (e.g., diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain)
  • Swelling in the hands or feet
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Weakness

Form and strength

Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine) is available in the following forms and strength:

Aptiom: Tablet

  • 200 mg
  • 400 mg
  • 600 mg
  • 800 mg


  • Elderly patients may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for Aptiom due to age-related kidney problems.
  • Aptiom can cause liver problems, such as hepatitis, and kidney inflammation, so regular liver and kidney function tests may be necessary.
  • Aptiom may interact with other medications, especially those that are metabolized by the liver or affect the heart's electrical activity. Therefore, it is important to let your healthcare provider know about all medications, including supplements and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
  • In rare cases, Aptiom has been associated with serious skin reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, so you should contact your doctor immediately if you develop a rash while taking it.
  • Aptiom can also cause suicidal thoughts or behavior in some patients, especially when they first start taking it or when their dose changes, so you should watch for any signs of mood changes or unusual behavior.
  • Like with any medication, there is a risk of an allergic reaction to Aptiom. If you experience symptoms such as rash, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face or throat, you should seek medical attention immediately.
  • Aptiom (eslicarbazepine) can cause dizziness, headache, and vision problems quite often. In addition, Aptiom can cause nervous system problems such as tremors, ataxia, and blurred vision, all of which may contribute to a feeling of dizziness or impaired vision.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is there a savings program for Eslicarbazepine?

Yes, there is a savings program available for eligible patients who have commercial insurance. It can help reduce out-of-pocket costs for Eslicarbazepine.

Can APTIOM be used to treat other types of seizures besides partial-onset seizures?

Answer: No, APTIOM is only approved for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults and children ages 4 years and older with epilepsy. It is not indicated for other types of seizures.

Can APTIOM be taken with other medications?

APTIOM may interact with other medications, let your healthcare provider know about all medications, including supplements and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking. Your healthcare provider can then determine if APTIOM is safe to take with your other medications.

Is APTIOM habit-forming?

APTIOM is not habit-forming, but take it exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not stop taking it without first talking to your healthcare provider, as this could lead to a return of seizures.

Is eslicarbazepine safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

The safety of eslicarbazepine during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not yet known. Consult with a healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


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Additional information

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200mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg

Quantities Available:

30, 60, 90, 120


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