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Pros and Cons of Using Oxcarbazepine over Carbamazepine

By: zdavis | August 28th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 1 Comment

Does the limited research support that oxcarbazepine is a safer and more effective treatment for bipolar disorder than its FDA-approved cousin, carbamazepine? Here is an overview of the pros and cons from a previous article in The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Pros: Similar effectiveness as other mood stabilizers. In mania and mixed states, hypomania,

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