Oxcarbazepine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a common cold
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a change in vision
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • muscle tremors
  • headache
  • intense abdominal pain
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • an infection
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
  • a decrease in sharpness of vision called reduced visual acuity
  • low blood pressure
  • a tonic-clonic seizure
  • fever
  • abnormal results on an electroencephalogram, a test recording the brain's activity
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • agitation
  • throat irritation
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • bronchitis
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • acne
  • backache
  • muscle weakness
  • memory loss
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • taste impairment
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • weight gain
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • nosebleed
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • excess urination
  • nervousness
  • bruising
  • generalized weakness
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • suicidal behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • repeated seizures with unconsciousness between episodes
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • disturbance in the ability of the eye to focus
  • high blood pressure
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • slow heartbeat
  • a hemorrhage in the brain
  • bronchospastic lung disease
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • blood coming from anus
  • acute renal failure in patients with serious liver disease
  • gallstones
  • kidney inflammation
  • kidney stones
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • decreased calcification or density of bone
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a broken bone
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • accidental falls
  • lung tissue problem
  • pancreatitis
  • multiple organ failure
  • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • a paradoxical convulsion
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • aggressive behavior
  • bleeding gums
  • bloody urine
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • hair loss
  • joint pain
  • difficulty concentrating
  • increased hunger
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • difficult or painful urination
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • indifferent behavior
  • anxious feelings
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