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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Find epilepsy support groups for help with coping with epilepsy & seizures

There are a number of online communities to explore that offer support for people living with epilepsy. Start a chat, join a discussion group, or visit an epilepsy foundation group near you.

Epilepsy Foundation®

Epilepsy Foundation is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by seizures by providing programs, services, and support in communities across the United States.

Talk About It!

A website sponsored by Sunovion in conjunction with the Epilepsy Foundation that includes celebrities and leading experts to educate and raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures.

Purple Day® Every Day

Sponsored by The Anita Kaufmann Foundation, Purple Day Every Day has a mission to educate the public not to fear epilepsy or seizures.

CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy)

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research.

Living Well With Epilepsy™

A place to find news, personal stories, commentary, interviews, guest posts, and awareness events for the global epilepsy community.

EpilepsyU™

Get access to the latest epilepsy-related news, resources, webinars, and seminars. Connect with others using the social networking feature on their site.

PatientsLikeMe®

An online patient network that allows people to connect with others who have the same disease, and track and share their own experiences.

The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies

Provides information about the ketogenic diet therapy for epilepsy and provides up-to-date information regarding its use and variations.

For more resources, visit Sunovion Answers or give us a call at 1.844.4APTIOM (1.844.427.8466). We’re available Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM ET.

Epilepsy Foundation® is a registered trademark of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Inc.
In the United States of America, Purple Day® is a registered trademark of The Anita Kaufmann Foundation. PatientsLikeMe® is a registered trademark of PatientsLikeMe, Inc.

The web site links above are maintained by third parties over whom Sunovion has no control. Such links are provided merely as a convenience. Sunovion makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any information contained in such Web sites, and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such content or information. Inclusion of any third-party links does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by Sunovion.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION FOR APTIOM (eslicarbazepine acetate):

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION FOR APTIOM (eslicarbazepine acetate):

It is not known if APTIOM is safe and effective in children under 4 years of age.

Do not take APTIOM if you are allergic to eslicarbazepine acetate, any of the other ingredients in APTIOM, or oxcarbazepine.

Suicidal behavior and ideation: Antiepileptic drugs, including APTIOM, may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying; attempting to commit suicide; new or worse depression, anxiety, or irritability; feeling agitated or restless; panic attacks; trouble sleeping (insomnia); acting aggressive; being angry or violent; acting on dangerous impulses; an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania); or other unusual changes in behavior or mood.

Allergic reactions: APTIOM may cause serious skin rash or other serious allergic reactions that may affect organs or other parts of your body like the liver or blood cells. You may or may not have a rash with these types of reactions. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: swelling of the face, eyes, lips, or tongue; trouble swallowing or breathing; hives; fever, swollen glands, or sore throat that do not go away or come and go; painful sores in the mouth or around your eyes; yellowing of the skin or eyes; unusual bruising or bleeding; severe fatigue or weakness; severe muscle pain; or frequent infections or infections that do not go away.

Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood: APTIOM may cause the level of sodium in your blood to be low. Symptoms may include nausea, tiredness, lack of energy, irritability, confusion, muscle weakness or muscle spasms, or more frequent or more severe seizures. Some medicines can also cause low sodium in your blood. Be sure to tell your health care provider about all the other medicines that you are taking.

Nervous system problems: APTIOM may cause problems that can affect your nervous system, including dizziness, sleepiness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, and difficulties with coordination and balance. APTIOM may slow your thinking or motor skills. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how APTIOM affects you.

Liver problems: APTIOM may cause problems that can affect your liver. Symptoms of liver problems include yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, or dark urine.

Most common adverse reactions: The most common side effects in patients taking APTIOM include dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, headache, double vision, vomiting, feeling tired, problems with coordination, blurred vision, and shakiness.

Drug interactions: Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking APTIOM with certain other medicines may cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your health care provider. Especially tell your health care provider if you take oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, clobazam, omeprazole, simvastatin, rosuvastatin, or birth control medicine.

Discontinuation: Do not stop taking APTIOM without first talking to your health care provider. Stopping APTIOM suddenly can cause serious problems.

Pregnancy and lactation: APTIOM may cause your birth control medicine to be less effective. Talk to your health care provider about the best birth control method to use. APTIOM may harm your unborn baby. APTIOM passes into breast milk. Tell your health care provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your health care provider will decide if you should take APTIOM. If you become pregnant while taking APTIOM, talk to your health care provider about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the safety of antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy. You can enroll in this registry by calling 1.888.233.2334.

Get medical help right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1.800.FDA.1088.

For more information, please see the APTIOM Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information.

INDICATION:

Aptiom® (eslicarbazepine acetate) is a prescription medicine to treat partial-onset seizures in patients 4 years of age and older.