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Review: could Oxcarbazepine cause Drug abuse (Drug Abuse And Dependence)?





Summary: Drug abuse is found among people who take Oxcarbazepine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Partial seizures.

We study 2,711 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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Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine has active ingredients of oxcarbazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Oxcarbazepine 2,891 users)

Drug abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, drug dependence.(latest reports from Drug abuse 19,619 patients)

On Nov, 24, 2014: 2,708 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxcarbazepine. Among them, 14 people (0.52%) have Drug Abuse.

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

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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