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Eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA2-093) is an antiepileptic drug. It is a prodrug wihich is activated to eslicarbazepine(s-licarbazepine), an active metabolite of oxcarbazepine


Partial onset seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.


Oral; 400mg once daily for one to two weeks then 800mg once daily. Based on individual response the dose may be increased to 1200mg once daily.



Special Precautions

Paediatric: safety below 18 years not established Lactation : Excreted in milk

Side Effects

Dizziness, Somnolence, headache, diplopia, nausea and abnormal coordination.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

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