What is oxcarbazepine?

Oxcarbamazepine is an anticonvulsant used primarily in the treatment of seizure disorders such as epilepsy. Anticonvulsant medications influence the actions of neurotransmitters leading to a decrease in brain cell (neuron) excitability.

What is the evidence for oxcarbazepine as a treatment for bipolar disorder?

Low quality evidence is unable to determine the benefits or harms of oxcarbamazepine over placebo, valproate, or carbamazepine (as an adjunctive to lithium) for acute bipolar disorder.

July 2020

Last updated at: 4:33 am, 7th July 2020
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