The pharmacological activity of Oxazep (Oxcarbazepine) is primarily exerted through the metabolite derivative (the monohydroxy derivative, MHD) of Oxcarbazepine. The mechanism of action of Oxcarbazepine and MHD is thought to be mainly based on blockade of voltage-sensitive sodium channels, thus resulting in stabilization of hyper excited neural membranes, inhibition of repetitive neuronal firing and diminishment of propagation of synaptic impulses.
Oxazep Oral Suspension 100 ml
Initially 300 mg twice daily increased according to response in steps of up to 600 mg daily at weekly intervals; usual dose range 0.6-2.4 gm daily in divided doses;
Child over 6 years: 8-10 mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses increased according to response in steps of up to 10 mg/kg daily at weekly intervals (in adjunctive therapy, maintenance dose approximately 30 mg/kg daily); maximum 46 mg/kg daily in divided doses