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Long Term Effects Of Trileptal
Varies: If it was helping your sleep and you did not taper down slowly and did not replace than it will take long time to feel better . Seroquel (quetiapine) not only helps with depression mood swings also hep with sleep .Not sure Trileptal you were taking for seizure or mood stopping suddenly have risk of seizure ...Read more
Headache plus: Common side effects include headache, fatigue, and stomach upset (nausea). These are often present in the beginning or after a dose change. The higher the dose, the more likely they occur. Low sodium in the blood is common in older people and in others who take other medications that have a tendency to do the same. Sodium levels should be monitored. In general, trileptal is a safe drug. ...Read more
I'm taking navane (thiothixene) and trileptal. I feel lazy. Could it be the side effects of the medication?
Definitely: Both Navane (thiothixene) and Trileptal can make you feel tired or less motivated. But they are also both important "brain stabilizers" (for mood, thought and seizures), and stopping these meds suddenly can make things much worse. Work closely with your doctor to make any gradual adjustments in doses or medications if this "lazy" feeling is stopping you from doing the things you want to do in your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Trileptal anywhere as effective as lamictal for bipolar type 1? Any side effects like weight gain or the sjs?
Hyponatremia risk: Trileptal is basically Tegretol with a hydroxyl side group that prevents conversion to "Tegretol 10-11 epoxide)". Lamictal is supposedly slightly better for preventing manic episodes. The problem with Lamictal is you have to titrate it slowly to minimize the risk of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. You can get to a therapeutic level of Trileptal in days rather than months for Lamictal (Less SJS risk) ...Read more
What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc?on trileptal,wellbutrin,neurontin,klon.
Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects?tylenol,NSAIDs&neurontin dont work.on trileptal,klon,&wellbutrin now
Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days. Substitutes for topamax (topiramate) could be propranolol, magnesium, or valproate perhaps. Normally wellbutrin and propranolol are not used together, in case the mood worsens. Why are you using trileptal? Your side effects may occur due to medicine interactions. ...Read more
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