Doctor insights on:
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 more
Is trileptal the most benign mood stabilizer for bipolar in that it causes the least side effects? What are some of the side effects of trileptal?
Most common side effect is dizziness for oxcarbamezpine the generic name for Trileptal.
Medication prescribed is up to the doctor. Least side effects may not be the most effacacious. Doctors experience, training and speciality will be most useful in picking a medication to help you. ...Read more
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 don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now
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
Yes, taper trileptal: Risk of seizures it abruptly discontinued. Although, I don't think I've had anyone have a seizure who came off who didn't have a history of seizures. It's usually best to taper all psychiatric meds. Your brain doesn't like abrupt changes. ...Read more
Side effect: Trileptal causes many adverse effects and low sodium is but one. There are many far better anti-epileptic drugs with fewer side effects. Is there a specific reason you should be on trileptal, other than fact it is generic and cheap? Discuss with your doctor, but you are not in any imminent danger yet. Do weigh the benefits and risks and make decision. ...Read more
I am being told two things, that Trileptal can be taken with latuda (lurasidone) or they cannot be taken together, which one is true and why?
Not a great combo: Arguably the most serious shared side effect is leukopenia (low white blood cell counts) which could lead to increased risk of infection. I would expect somnolence, nausea, indigestion, weight gain and fatigue to be issues. Further, oxcarbazepine will increase the metabolism of lurasidone. So you may have to increase your lurasidone dose to get the same treatment benefit. ...Read more
Why are you taking this medicine? Are you taking it for seizures or for other reasons?
Sometimes medicines do not do what we want them to. Sometimes those effects are worse at the beginning. How long have you been using this medicine? ...Read more
Before labeling the condition needs to be evaluated.
If it is related to medication reduction it will be a self solving problem
give it a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Adverse events: Trileptal is an older anti-epileptic drug which has been used off-label for nerve pain control, migraine prevention, and psychiatric problems. It is available generically, but must be taken twice daily. Side effects can include low sodium levels, elevation of cholesterol, stomach upset, nausea, problems with liver and bone marrow function. However, it is an effective drug to control seizures. ...Read more
Several weeks are often required for Oxcarbazepine to reach its maximum effectiveness;
however, improvement in some symptoms may occur sooner.
It is very important to tell your doctor how you feel things are going during the first few
weeksafter you start taking oxcarbazepine. It will probably take several weeks to see
enough changes in your symptoms to decide if oxcarbazepineis is helpful. ...Read more
Not yet: Trileptal is used as a mood stabilizer "off label" from fda approved uses. This doesn't mean it's not effective, it means the fda hasn't seen enough research to approve its use as a mood stabilizer. Many clinicians have seen benefits from Trileptal in stabilizing mood. Ultimately it's up to your doctor consulting with you to chose the best medication for your individual problem. ...Read more
Trileptal/Vicodin: Added sedation. Please review with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?
Occasionally: Trileptal is typically used as a seizure medication. Occasionally, I have prescribed it for migraine prevention and to treat various painful conditions such as neuropathy. Some psychiatrists use it as a mood stabilizer...so, more for anxiety probably, than depression. It is not typically chosen unless many other medications have failed ...Read more