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Doctor insights on: Quitting Trileptal

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What are the relevant issues with trileptal?

What are the relevant issues with trileptal?

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

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At what time of the day should I take trileptal?

Trileptal dosing: Dosing is twice daily, usually with breakfast & with dinner, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take my Trileptal only before going to bed?

Can I take my Trileptal only before going to bed?

TRILEPTAL: Yes, you can, the common side effects of trileptal are, nausea, increased appetite and slight drowziness also it can cause low sodium level in the blood. ...Read more

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What exactly does Trileptal mean when they say "you need to stay out of the sunlight"?

What exactly does Trileptal mean when they say "you need to stay out of the sunlight"?

Avoid excess: Some medications, including trileptal (oxcarbazepine), increase the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. This increases the risk of sunburn and possibly other skin conditions such as rash. ...Read more

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How many hours or days or weeks does it take for Trileptal to help with stabilize your mood?

Long period: 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

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What are long term & permenant side effects of trileptal?

Trileptal: Check out http://www.drugs.com/trileptal.html for more info on oxcarbazepine (Trileptal). ...Read more

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Does Trileptal require tapering when taken for mood stability?

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

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Why is Trileptal making me so irritated? Is this a side effect?

Why is Trileptal making me so irritated? Is this a side effect?

Trileptal effects: 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