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Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine acetate)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Aptiom is an anti-epileptic drug (AED) used to treat partial-onset seizures. A seizure is the occurrence of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. “Partial-onset” means that the seizure only occurs in one part of the brain, and most people do not lose consciousness.


Take Aptiom exactly as directed by your physician.

The starting dosage is typically 400 mg by mouth once daily. The dosage may then be increased to 400 or 800 mg once daily.


The active ingredient in Aptiom is eslicarbazepine acetate.


Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • Abemaciclib
  • Antihepaciviral Combination Products
  • Asunaprevir
  • Avacopan
  • Avanafil
  • Avapritinib
  • Axitinib
  • Bedaquiline
  • Bosutinib
  • Capmatinib
  • Cariprazine
  • Cobimetinib
  • Daridorexant
  • Dasabuvir
  • Deflazacort
  • DOXOrubicin
  • Elbasvir and Grazoprevir
  • Encorafenib
  • Entrectinib
  • Fedratinib
  • Fexinidazole
  • Finerenone
  • Flibanserin
  • Ibrexafungerp
  • Infigratinib
  • Ivabradine
  • Lemborexant
  • Lonafarnib
  • Lumateperone
  • Lurbinectedin
  • Mavacamten
  • Mobocertinib
  • Neratinib
  • Nisoldipine
  • Olaparib
  • Olutasidenib
  • Orelabrutinib
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Pacritinib
  • Pemigatinib
  • Pimavanserin
  • Pretomanid
  • Ranolazine
  • Rimegepant
  • Selpercatinib
  • Selumetinib
  • Simeprevir
  • Sonidegib
  • Tazemetostat
  • Ulipristal
  • Velpatasvir
  • Venetoclax
  • Voclosporin
  • Vonoprazan
  • Vorapaxar
  • Voxilaprevir
  • Zanubrutinib


Do not suddenly stop taking Aptiom. It needs to be slowly tapered.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver problems before taking this medication. 

Speak to your doctor and pharmacist for a complete list of precautions.

Side Effects

Common drug interactions may include

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal gait
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Ataxia
  • Blurred vision
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased hematocrit
  • Decreased hemoglobin
  • Decreased T3 level
  • Decreased T4
  • Decreased visual acuity
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • DRESS syndrome
  • Drowsiness
  • Dysarthria
  • Equilibrium disturbance
  • Falling
  • Fatigue
  • Gastritis
  • Headache
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypochloremia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase
  • Increased LDL cholesterol
  • Increased serum bilirubin
  • Increased serum transaminases
  • Increased serum triglycerides
  • Insomnia
  • Leukopenia
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Memory impairment
  • Nausea
  • Nystagmus
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral edema
  • Prolongation P-R interval on ECG
  • Severe dermatological reaction
  • Skin rash
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Tremor
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness


Aptiom [package insert]. Marlborough, MA: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2013.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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