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Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine acetate)

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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 (eslicarbazepine acetate) is a medication known as an anti-epileptic. It is used to treat seizure disorders. Aptiom works by decreasing the activity in your brain that causes seizures. You can buy Aptiom as 200mg, 400mg, 600mg, or 800mg tablets. Keep your Aptiom tablets out of reach of children. Store Aptiom at room temperature.


  • Aptiom can be crushed or swallowed whole.
  • Take Aptiom with our without food.
  • Your doctor will consider your age, weight, and kidney function when determining your dose. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions carefully.
  • You should start at a low dose and slowly increase it to achieve your goal dose level. Your doctor should explain how they want you to increase your dose over time.
  • Aptiom is usually dosed as follows:
    • Adult Patients:
      • Initial Dose – 400mg once daily
      • Dose Increase Schedule – Increase by 400mg-600mg each week, as directed.
      • Goal Dose – 800mg-1600mg per day.
    • Children aged 4 -17 years old:
      • Starting doses based on weight:
        • 11-21 kg – 200mg per day
        • 22-31 kg – 300mg per day
        • 32-38 kg – 300mg per day
        • More than 38kg – 400mg per day
      • Dose Increase – Consult your pediatrician for guidance on increasing the dose.
      • Goal daily dose by weight:
        • 11-21 kg – 400mg to 600mg daily
        • 22-31kg – 500mg to 800mg daily
        • 32-38kg – 600mg to 900mg daily
        • More than 38kg – 800 to 1200mg daily


The active ingredient in Aptiom is eslicarbazepine acetate. Refer to the package insert for a full list of ingredients.

Fact Table
Formula C17H16N2O3
License US FDA
Routes of administration By mouth
Legal status US: Rx Only
Chemical Name Eslicarbazepine acetate
Elimination half-life 10-20 hours
Dosage (Strength) 200mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg
Pregnancy Risk not ruled out
Brands Aptiom, Zebinix, Exalief, Eslicarba
Protein binding 30%
PubChem CID 179344
MedlinePlus a614032
ChEBI 87016
ATC code N03AF04
DrugBank DB09119
KEGG D09612
Bioavailability 90%


  • Avoid Aptiom if you have a known allergy to eslicarbazepine or any of the ingredients listed in the package insert.
  • If you are allergic to oxcarbazepine, you should avoid using Aptiom.
  • Do not stop taking Aptiom all at once. If you need to stop taking Aptiom, contact your doctor and learn how to decrease your dose.
  • If you experience suicidal thoughts while using Aptiom, contact your doctor immediately.
  • Contact your physician if you notice any rashes or unusual skin conditions while using Aptiom. These symptoms could indicate a severe condition that can be life-threatening.
  • Contact your doctor or go to the emergency room if you experience the following symptoms: rash, fever, and enlarged lymph nodes. These symptoms could mean you have a severe condition called Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS).
  • Aptiom can cause angioedema. If you experience swelling of your lips, tongue, face, or throat, contact your physician immediately or seek emergency assistance.
  • Your sodium levels can drop significantly as a result of using Aptiom. Work with your doctor to monitor your sodium levels while using Aptiom.
  • Aptiom can cause liver damage. Discuss the risks with your physician.
  • Aptiom can affect your thyroid function. Discuss the signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders with your doctor. Click here to learn more.
  • Aptiom can cause specific blood disorders. Talk to your doctor about the risks.
  • Discuss any other medications you are using with your doctor. Aptiom can react with other drugs.

Side Effects

The side effects of Aptiom include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Tremors
  • Vertigo
  • Ataxia
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision

Other Considerations

  • If the Aptiom cost is too high, consider buying an Aptiom generic.


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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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