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Review: could Oxcarbazepine cause Drug abuse?

Summary: Drug abuse could be caused by Oxcarbazepine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clonazepam, and have Convulsion prophylaxis.

We study 2,698 people who have side effects while taking Oxcarbazepine from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 2,698 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxcarbazepine. Among them, 14 people (0.52%) have Drug Abuse. They amount to 0.02% of all the 63,358 people who have Drug Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug abuse in Oxcarbazepine reports

Time on Oxcarbazepine when people have Drug abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug abuse100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug abuse when taking Oxcarbazepine * :

FemaleMale
Drug abuse46.15%53.85%

Age of people who have Drug abuse when taking Oxcarbazepine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug abuse0.00%0.00%7.69%30.77%46.15%0.00%7.69%7.69%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion prophylaxis (3 people, 21.43%)
  2. Partial seizures (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Drug abuse (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Paranoia (1 people, 7.14%)
  5. Schizophrenia (1 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (6 people, 42.86%)
  2. Zolpidem (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Temazepam (3 people, 21.43%)
  4. Flumazenil (3 people, 21.43%)
  5. Lormetazepam (3 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I took this drug for 5 weeks and then my vision blurred. I also had low sodium results from this drug.

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    Concerned friend on Apr, 15, 2014:

    I have a 40 yr old friend who has been using Klima antiperspirant for the last couple of years. He swears by it but last year he tells me he can't play cricket any more because he can't see the ball. He is also now complaining of difficulty reading. In the research I have done no-one seems to want to make a connection between the use of a strong antiperspirant and vision problems. My friend preaches how good Klima is. I wouldn't like to be the one to tell him if it was the cause of his altered vision.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

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